John Holmes was very informative about all aspects of the course. No only was he teaching us what to do but explaining why which helped my understanding so much more. Good balance of theory and practical.
Gerard was very knowledgable and helpful throughout the two days. He has a breadth of experience of countless relevant emergency situations to give context to the course content.
Badaguish was an excellent venue. Chris DiRollo and Mark Fair delivered a complex course in their usual professional style, which makes the content easy to understand and implement. BASP – fantastic organisation, Cheers.
Andy was very enthusiastic and covered all the syllabus and specifics that we asked about throughout. He was clear and recapped on day 2. He enabled confidence to grow and gave specific examples throughout too. There was plenty of variety of slides, practicals and explanations and referring to pages in the books. Andy is calm, patient and has a good balance of training styles depending on the approach needed for differing individuals. Many thanks.
Very engaging and personable; easy to listen to; taught specifically into our personal situations; easygoing and fun. Christine had a fount of knowledge that she drew on as required, with great stories to illustrate and elaborate on teaching points. I also liked her ability to review practical tasks and draw maximum learning from them. Brilliant BASP course as always.
Molly was incredibly knowledgeable and professional. She delivered the information in an organized way and added her own experience to the material which made it easer to learn and understand. There was a lot of information covered but she made it fun. She controlled the class at all times, stayed on course/time schedule and ensured that everyone had enough time/attention to understand the material. I didn’t expect learning first aid to be so much fun but it really was. Molly was terrific!
Chris provided a great course and level of instruction, the topic was well covered, direct and got straight to the point, but with good humour and fully engaged the group. One of the best first aid courses I have been on the past 20 + years.
Jon is highly experienced and has so much good knowledge and skills to impart. It was a pleasure to be trained by him.
Both Mark Tennant and Fred Cochrane have a wealth of knowledge. Great enthusiasm from them during the course and the scenarios were very relevant to the scouts, the location it was held at which is often used by my group. Set in a very remote location often used by my group which was excellent. All the equipment was in very good condition. The medical aids e.g. bandages and splints were all new none of this having to use old or poor equipment. The mix of indoor and outdoor was good meant you weren’t getting bored sitting inside all day.
I have been doing first aid courses for over ten years, including within polar regions. However, Fred was a very visual, descriptive and hands on practically when teaching and explaining various first aid. He gave the course a good structure and also put it in perspective for our needs. He made First Aid feel less overwhelming and more managable, he did this by explaining techqniues clearly and matter of fact but also putting it into perspective with demonstrations or using various teaching methods from getting us to work in groups/pairs/one on one and also got us outside in the rain to make it more ‘real’. Overall the course was a great benefit to all of us here at SAMS, it’s also made me more confident for the activies that I complete outside of work.