The specialists in first aid training

Help! First Aid Training is your local provider for both workplace and non-workplace first aid courses. We are an approved Highfield (HABC) centre. All of our courses can be delivered independently or HABC accredited, are delivered to a high standard and offer competitive prices.

Our instructors draw from many years of practical experience, which includes dealing with emergencies both in and out of a work based environment. Our Training Manager, Dave Thompson, has been involved in pre hospital care and has been delivering first aid training throughout the North East of England for many years.

Previous companies that our instructors have provided training to include:

  • GlaxoSmithKline, Barnard Castle, County Durham
  • Northumbria Police First Aid Training Team and Public Order Instructors
  • Hathaway Roofing, Bishop Auckland
  • Darlington College
  • Stagecoach, Sunderland

Our courses are delivered in a relaxed atmosphere, with an element of fun, in the comfortable surroundings of modern training facilities in the Shildon Business Centre, County Durham.


We believe that our students learn better from a practical hands-on approach to training. We avoid old teaching methods of lecturing students with reams of theory. We guide and offer all the support they need from our highly experienced training team throughout the course to ensure our students enjoy the course to its fullest. All students leave the course confident that they can deal with first aid emergencies when they arise.


"I have attended two of Dave Thompson's first aid training courses. These courses were presented in a professional and understandable manner. Dave made the courses very interesting and put his many years of first aid experience into good practice. I feel he kept pupils interested at all times by telling us of his experiences he has had in first aid."

"I would not hesitate to recommend Dave Thompson for any training requirements needed by a company and when needed I would certainly use Dave for my company training"