First Aid Courses

First Aid Courses in Warrington

Mark at RTA has been teaching first aid since 1996, he also has a small team of trainers who deliver first aid training. First aid training by RTA is normally regulated first aid courses through QNUK an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation. In April & October 2022 and again in 2023 QNUK have renewed our Direct Claims Status for our regulated first aid delivery – a sign of quality.

Delivering regulated first aid means the employer has exercised due diligence in the eyes of the HSE. Practically you need to train sufficent staff to cover sickness and absences of first aid trained personel in your workplace, will you have sufficent cover if one of your first aider leaves? We can supply paediatric  first aid for schools and early years first aid.  Need advice on first aid courses email or contact us on the telephone number above, advice is free. For workplace and specialist first aid see here.

We also deliver RYA First Aid courses.

On-Site Courses Available

We primarily deliver first aid courses in Warrington, where we are based.  We deliver further afield by agreement. RTA will also deliver courses directly on-site in your workplace, this can help to save on costs. Our first aid courses are excellent value and we strive to provided a good service, one of our primary clients for many years is Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust.

RTA delivers first aid to various businesses such as Age UK, Blue Whale Media, Care Charity UK, St Margarets CE Primary School, Manchester, Endo Enterprises, Enterprise Renta Car, Ormiston Chadwick Academy, JKSP Ltd, Rybrook Volvo, Roy Trevor Removals, Cleveland Cables, IPL Design and Build, Sir John Deane’s College and The Grange School, Northwich.

Important News For Security Firms

Do you work in the Security Industry?

Changes came in on the 1st April 2021 if you are attending a security or door supervisor course to gain your SIA Licence then you must have a first aid certificate.

Existing SIA licensed guards and door supervisors also need to maintain a first aid certificate. See the Government Website for more details. RTA can can provide good value Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) courses that will fully meet the requirement at competitive costs. Start planning your SIA first Aid requirements now.

Course Availability & Details

Available Course Dates

The next provisional dates for open first aid courses in Warrington are:

Sorry nothing planned at present.  Contact for help.


Get in touch with us now to make a booking for any of these courses, or to organise a course.

Information For All of Our First Aid Courses

RTA based in Warrington deliver both the Level 3 Paediatric First Aid training, a two day course and the Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid training, a one day course. We can supply this course on-site for up to 12 staff. These courses can provide your early years first aid needs. It is suitable for nursery staff and infant/primary school staff, it’s a popular childminder first aid course. Suitable for anyone who needs to meet the EYFS Paediatric First Aid training requirements. The courses follow the OFSTED syllabus.

OPTIONS: The full 12 hrs Paediatric course: up to 6 hours e-learning first then one day in class face to face or alternatively two days face to face. Contact me if your nursery or school needs a course.

Call 07977 223626 or email:

Course Specifications:

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (RQF) training (2 day course) see specification (Early years first aid).
(Guide price on-site training North West 1-6 staff £995 7-12 staff £1195).

Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) training (1 day course)see specification (Early years first aid).
(Guide price on-site training North West 1-6 staff £495 7-12 staff £595).

Whilst these are normally paediatric first aid courses in Warrington where we are based, RTA will deliver in the adjoining towns such as Northwich, Runcorn, Widnes, Sale, Altricham, Knutsford, Liverpool and Manchester etc.  RTA provide well delivered courses through our registered centre staus with Qualifications Network UK, an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation, so you can be sure the training is regulated and good quality.  Better still we charge sensible prices.  Delivery on-site at your workplace can also help to save on cost, your staff are not travelling off site and room chgarges are not necessary.

Best practice guidance for Early Years settings see page 42 of this document- our courses are early years/Ofsted complaint. Purchase of inhalers for emergency use in schools see here. Purchase and use of emergency auto injector pens in schools see here. All of our courses are COVID-19 safe.

RTA have been delivering workplace first aid training in Warrington for many years, in fact Mark J.O’Dell the proprietor has been delivering and assessing first aid courses since 1996. He is an External Quality Assurance Officer for such with a national OFQUAL regulated Awarding Organisation.

RTA can supply the following first aid courses, often directly in your workplace:

Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF) courses (3 day long initial course) see specification.  The benchmark standard for workplaces. (Guide price for on-site training North West 1-6 staff – £995  7-12 staff – £1295).

Plus the Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF) courses (2 day renewal course for current certificate holders).
(Guide price for for on-site training North West 1-6 staff – £710  7-12 staff –  £895).

Level 3 Emergency First Aid Work (RQF) courses (1 day course) see specification For lower hazard type premises. (Guide price for on-site training North West 1-6 staff £495 7-12 staff £675).

The above described courses ensure your business compliance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. Download the Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (L74) here.  Make sure your first aid provision is compliant, as these are regulated RQF courses (On the OFQUAL Register) it automatically demonstrates due diligence by the employer when selecting them.

These Aquatic First Aid courses are accredited by British Canoeing and provide those involved in paddle sports and other water based activities with basic First Aid knowledge and skills for a range of emergency situations, that are within a reasonable distance of medical assistance. It also provides British Canoeing coaches and leaders with an appropriate basic First Aid award.

There are two awards Level 1, an 8 hour course. Level 2, a 16 hour course over 2 days. RTA can provide these courses in Warrington or by negotiation we can come to your venue and deliver on-site.

See the British Canoeing first aid policy for leaders and Coaches here.

Open Courses:

Selected dates in Warrington, Cheshire. Fees for BC members £66, Non-members £69.

To book call 07977 223626 or email:

NOTE:  RTA can also supply RYA First Aid see here.

For many years RTA have been delivering the RYA First Aid course which fulfils the requirements for:

  • Professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boatmasters;
  • The Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAF’s regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).

The RYA First Aid course is recommended by the MCA and HSE. RYA First Aid training is also needed by RYA Instructors. It’s an 8 hour course and includes a full colour A4 First Aid book and certification valid for 3 years. The course will be delivered at a suitable venue or if there is a few of you an on-site course could be provided. One trainer can teach up to 12 delegates.

We have been delivering this course for many years. For an on-site RYA First Aid course in the North West/North Wales areas ,contact us for a quote.

Some of our recent customers include Leigh & Lowton SC., Rudyard SC and Dudley Sail and Row Club.

RYA First Aid open courses:

Sorry no dates listed presently – contact to discuss.

Level 3 Responding to incidents with an AED (RQF)  (1/2 day course) see specification. AED’s are the essential kit to save lives in a sudden cardiac arrest.

Level 3 First Aid (Annual Refresher for First Aiders) (1/2 day) see specification. The HSE recommend annual 3 hour refreshers for all first aider, maintain your skills for that emergency situation.

Level 2 Basic Life Support (Adults and Children) (1/2 day course) see specification.

Level 3 Award Responding to anaphylatic reactions (1/2 day course) see specification.

Level 3 Activity First Aid (2 day course) see specification.

Level 3 Forest School First Aid (2 day course) see specification.

The above courses are all regulated and are on the Ofqual Register – RQF Awards, a mark of quality. They are deliverd through our registered centre status with QNUK – the Awarding Organisation.

We can add Catastrophic Bleeding Management to some of these awards eg. tourniquet and haemostatic dressing use – ask for details.

Specialist Courses:

Level 2 Award for Community First Responders (2 day course, higher level than First Aid at Work ideal for those who are or aspire to be Community First Responders or just want a more comprehensive level of training) see specification.

Penthrox inhaler, analgesic delivery training. See article here Methoxyflurane is now licensed for use as an emergency analgesic for moderate to severe pain, as a result of traumatic injury in fully conscious adults. For infant/primary schools and EYFS view our early years courses.

Whilst we predominately deliver first aid training courses in Warrington. RTA will deliver in adjoining areas for example, Northwich, Knutsford, Altrincham, Sale, Widnes, Runcorn, Liverpool and Manchester.  Delivery direct in your workplace can also bring about cost saving – your staff aren’t travelling off site and room charges are not required.