John Holmes was really informative and had a huge bank of knowledge on the various units we had to do. He also made the scenarios as real as possible and I feel this helped a lot.
Really enjoyed the course, I feel I got lots out of it. John was a great instructor and really knowledgeable and I felt confident with most of my decisions.
Fred Cochrane and Mark Tennant were first class. Very encouraging, approachable and had plenty of time for everyone. I certainly felt confident in them because they really knew what they were talking about, and had first hand experience of it all. I don’t think any of us will forget to keep the casualty’s airways open, and to monitor their responsiveness.
The outdoor sessions were particularly good, bringing home to me the need to get the casualty to a safe place if possible, but also to keep them warm – and what a challenge that can be.
(Christine Hill) The trainer was very approachable, helpful and knowledgeable. She is clearly very passionate about teaching First Aid.
I found the practical exercises very useful for gaining confidence. Also, it was a good chance to make mistakes in a non-emergency environment, so that next time we can get things right.
I would definitely recommend BASP to friends and others who are looking for a First Aid course.
I would like to just take this opportunity to pass on my thanks to BASP for the excellent service that I have received from them over the last few years, I’ve been really impressed at every level from administration to teaching and I will be really sad not to return to Glenmore later this year (now retiring from MRT) to see Rod and the team again. Please pass on my thanks and best wishes to the whole BASP team and I wish you all well in the future.
Trainers – Lynne Warden, Rod McIntosh & Mark Tennant
What an absolutely incredible few days! The wealth of experience shared by the three trainers was unparalleled. I thought the structure of the course was well thought out with things running seamlessly. As a total first aid newbie I was apprehensive but the trainers really kept things straightforward and simple which was great. Took a lot from it and feel so much more confident. Would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone and can’t wait till my 3 years is up and I get to do it all again.
Excellent course. Bill Smith was knowledgeable and most of took a common sense approach to first aid. I hope to get him as my instructor in three years time.
Jeff Starkey was outstanding. A great motivator and role model. I feel fortunate to have learned from someone with his depth of knowledge and experience.
Mark Fair was a pleasure to learn from and be around. His medical background was a terrific asset to the delivery of the course.
Keith Hill ran a very good course. Very interesting informative scenario practise. Many positive comments from other candidates to me about the practical nature of the course.
(Chris DiRollo) Brilliant trainer – very relaxed approach, made it all seem so much easier! Great course!
Just got back to Newcastle after the course at Hemel this weekend & wanted to let you know what a fantastic trainer I think Molly is!
Yesterday morning the venue were responsible for some technical difficulty which she managed to work around very smoothly & she clearly knows what needs to be taught inside out. She showed an interest in every single person on the course and got to know each of our individual activities so that she could relate the teaching to how each of us could need to use it. Over the weekend she took all of our personal objectives and experience into account and provided a course tailored to the groups needs.
She is just so super friendly & made such a great effort to establish nice dynamics amongst the whole group, which ultimately made the weekend a really enjoyable one!
Anyway, I’m really pleased that a place opened up for me last minute & consider the 500 mile round trip to have been worth it