Amazing training, amazing trainer! I feel very confident applying first aid now. Lots of great examples and practice. Thank you so much.
Geoff is an absolute amazing trainer, real life examples, thorough and truly engaging and interested in 1st aid. This man needs an award..... highly reccomend.... a pleasure !
First Aid with Geoff is amazing he is able to teach you in a way that is not boring and he tells some great real life situation. You leave his training buzzing and ready to save a life and even more you go home to tell your family on what you have learnt and show them. Great Training Geoff
Where do I start ,from start to finish I was so engaged in the training I have been to so many courses where I listen and when I get out don’t remember a thing but with Geoff it was completely different he had a professional manner and draws you into learning with his personality ,I will pass that knowledge on to family and friends and that means more lives can be saved!!!thank you Geoff sad my course is over but have taken so much from it .
This was the best first aid training I’ve been to- Geoff is such a lovely guy- he made everyone feel so comfortable. His teaching approach is amazing- makes everything so easy to learn. I would highly highly recommend this company!!
Very good course. Very engaging. Learnt alot
I did 2 days of Paediatric First Aid Training with Geoff with work. Geoff was a great trainer, giving plenty of time to answer questions, doing demonstrations, giving us lots of opportunities to practise and discuss. The course content was great-giving lots of real life examples and allowing us to practise and discuss what we would do if faced with these situations. I would definitely recommend the course! I came home and taught my 10 year old and 4 year old what to do if they see some choke and how to open someone’s airways and put them in the recovery position. Thanks Geoff!
Geoff provided two days of very hands on, engaging and comprehensive training. I learned so much! The classes were particularly helpful in the many stories that were shared by Geoff and the group and opportunities to practice what we learned, that allowed for a very interactive experience.
I just wanted to add 5 stars to my testimonial.
This is the best ever Paediatric First Aid Training! It is so well prepered and taught. The strategies of teaching are amazing and make learning very interesting. You just want to know more and more! You want to come back because you know you will learn and enjoy training at the same time. I feel very confident in regards to my knowledge and skills that I have gained at this training. It was my second training with Jeff and I am looking forward to refresh and update my skills and knowledge in 3 years time. Thank you to all people involved for making this training so interesting and enjoyable.
I have attended Jeff course for the last 6 years and before that when they were with Merton council.i can honestly say they are wonderful interesting and give True honest instruction we all ways have fun and enjoy the course I will never use anyone else
This is the third course I attended with Actual First Aid. Their trainers are knowledgeable, helpful and understanding. They give you plenty of time to practice procedures on your own and mentor you as you do so. I would highly recommend them and that everyone participates in their courses.
Everybody should do this.. Amazingly informative
I have attended many first aid courses, but this first aid course was very different. Using your own experiences and listening to others,just made sense as to what a person needs to do to try and save someones life, if ever the need arises. Geoff you were brilliant.
Fantastic first aid trainer! I have been on a few first aid courses but this one has been fab! Geoff is brilliant and has taught me some life skills. Highly recommend! Thankyou Geoff
incredibly informative wirh practical elements, great approach to first aid training, will be recommending to my school setting for parent first aid training
I don’t normally write reviews first time I wrote a review in my life, I just had to In this occasion. This was my first time I had an first aid training and Iv learnt so much from it and I took it home with me and taught my kids and all thanks to Geoff McKay, he is so amazing I wish he taught me everything because he explains everything so easily and makes learning so fun. Good luck Geoff with everything in your life your an amazing human being.
Just had a 2 day first aid training course with Geoff McKay i have to say what an informative 2 days they were, Geoff was an amazing tutor and instantly made us all feel comfortable, he listened to everything we had to say and answered every question we threw at him no matter how silly we thought they were, he was kind and had compassion for when we said things that had happened to us or a loved one, the course felt more like a gathering of colleagues than a training course and it was relaxed and fun. I'm confident that from this training i will be able to deal with whatever emergency is thrown my way with confidence and effectiveness. Id recommend Geoff to anyone needing training .
Geoff is a excellent instructor and also very caring. Would recommend his course to everyone
Very informative and practical and a brilliant fresh approach to first aid that I highly recommend.
I recently attended a first aid Course with Geoff at Bailiffscourt Hotel. On the first day all I was thinking about on the Journey down was OMG I can't be bothered with another Boring First Aid Course where we are going to be staring at Powerpoints and reading text Books all day. But I was completely wrong. We would watch a realistic video for each subject and then Geoff would ask us to demonstrate as a group what we would do. Not only was this more interesting but it was a great way to interact with people that we haven't met before plus for me personally everything sunk in because we were doing practical scenarios and not just reading books. Me personally I think Geoff was the best First Aid teacher I've ever experienced. He was so relaxed and chilled, Came up with some amazing stories that he had to experience himself plus he cared about every single person in the room. I really do hope we get him again in 3 Years time for our refresher course.
I recently attended a three day training course for the Hotel chain I work for. Previously I have worked as cabin crew and so had what I considered to be a wealth of knowledge when it came to first aid - I was wrong! Geoff really was an incredible teacher, gone were the text books and power points that make you wish the day was over and instead he taught us using a mixture of engaging stories and realistic videos. I’ve never been on a course I found this engaging and I’ve honestly stepped away from it not only feeling more confident than I ever have with any previous training, but actually a bit gutted it’s over! Very interesting and incredibly helpful, I highly recommend Actual First Aid to anyone wanting practical and useable knowledge of first aid.
I was invited from my son's nursery to receive Actual First Aid training , and I was amazed by Geoff McKay training , he explained everything with very well and got us to simulate which was so helpful to actually understand and know exactly what to do on an emergency. Most of us take our life for granted and don't know how important it is to have this knowledge mostly when you are a parent . I strongly recommend Geoff training and Actual first aid training.
Usually I dont leave reviews! But this time I had to let people know about amazing instructor Geoff Mckay! He made the course so fun and understandable the time went so fast i wish it was longer! Me my self i hate studying I find it boring lol!! This guy made the session in such a fun and friendly manner! I found out so many things that will help me in life! Thank you so much! I definitely recomend him! This is how instructors have to be to help you learn something!
Great first aid advice , do recommend , thanks a lot to Geoff McKay for the first aid training
I attended first aid training for the first time in my life, It was thought by Geoff McKay for two days (18/5/19 and 25/5/19). It was well worth it, as I have always think is of no use to me.It was an eye opener to me. I really enjoyed the training and I have learnt so much that I now teach every one around me. Well done to the trainer for making every one have a go and making sure we all do it right.Is a knowledge I will cherish for ever, thanks so much.
You are the best trainer and thank you very much!!
I have just completed the paediatric first aid course with Geoff and i would have to say this is one of the best first aid courses i have been on. Geoff is super knowledgeable and the way the course is structured means you get the opportunity to practice, ask questions and learn a huge amount of information relatively easily. I would highly recommend this coursed to anyone working in an ofsted regulated establishment there is no comparison. Thanks actual first aid for making me a better child carer and general citizen!
Brilliant first aid training with Geoff today.realy enjoyed the course he makes it a pleasure to be there.makes it easy to learn all the basic skills you'll need.thank you!!!!!
Finished pediatric first aid training with Geoff yesterday and wanted to say a huge thanks for the experience! The workshop was informative and thought provoking as well as a real good group experience where we could share our own experiences of first aid emergencies and ask for advice openly and freely through out the session. Geoff taught us about serious medical emergencies in a professional way always gave us warning before showing us photographs or videos of these situations. Thanks again :)
Geoff is an incredibly informative trainer. He deals with what can be stressful and upsetting in a caring way. I felt enabled to take part and given a lot of confidence to attempt first aid should I ever need to.
Brilliant and practical first aid training, lively and engaging training, which helps you to learn and remember what to do, should there ever be a need.
Outstanding first aid training taught by Geoff today. Geoff came out to our place of work to train my nursery staff team in first aid training. He made the day interactive, professional but also fun! I feel extremely confident that my team and I now have the knowledge to deal with the relevant first aid situations in our environment. This was by far the best first aid training we have received and couldn’t recommend him enough! It also helps that Geoff has a genuine passion and caring nature, such a lovely person. Thank you!
The most useful and informative First Aid course I have been on. It has prepared me for the worst and helped with the confidence to step in and help.
Great work place first aid with friendly and informative instructor Geoff!
This is the best First Aid training I have received. Geoff is an excellent teacher.
Geoff is a great first aid trainer, very informative. Fun, friendly session in which I learned a lot. I would highly recommend Geoff's services to anybody willing to learn first aid.
Geoff was brilliant. He explained it very well , all information on how to saves life in case of emergency. He answers every single question. So pleased attending my first aid training.
Our trainer was so friendly and likeable. It’s not a very pleasant topic but he made it palatable and easy to learn. I highly recommend it.
Everyone needs to take this course! Geoff is amazing! The skills and knowledge that he teaches you are incredible and gives the confidence to know you have the skills to deal with an emergency should god forbid one arises. Thank you very much Geoff , these are skills I now have for life which can potentially save another life. Best training I have ever had.
Fantastic trainer, hugely informative and relevant to today. Highly recommended
Had my first first aid training with Actual First Aid last week, may I just say how incredibly awesome the training actually was, in particular Geoff who was very very very thoughtful and professional throughout. His personality, enthusiasm and depth of knowledge was just so great. The content was delivered very well. Can't recommend enough, I feel very confident in giving first aid now. 5 stars -Kevin
The course was extremely helpfull and informative. Geoff the trainer was very knowledgeable & excellent with our group. Geoff's style of mixing his empirical and professional experience really helped the information resonate. Geoff was also extremely mindful of the sensistive parts for the training and paced the training accordingly. Completed the training feeling really empowered!
First Aid training was good. The best First aid instructor I ever came across. Course was very informative. Learnt a lot of valuable information. Would recommend to anyone
Geoff is a brilliant teacher as he has practical experience as a medic and is great at connecting with people. The first aid course he runs is very informative with a good mix of practice and theory and was tailored to the needs of the group which was a bonus. I attended the course at a children's centre with other parents and there were about 12 of us in total many who have babies and small children. Geoff was great at interacting with us and through practising on the baby and child dummies we were able to gain confidence in performing CPR. The course is very direct which it needs to be and you do watch videos of people in extremely severe and sad situations but it's important to see and to understand for example that people can still be moving their arms and mouths even when their heart has stopped!! It's nothing like Casualty on TV so it's really important to see this and to know what to do and to know that you have to try and do something at times as it's the difference of saving someone's life or them dying and also preventing brain damage and further problems. I would urge any training provider or individual to book this course it's essential especially as the UK has such poor responses to first aid and many people on our streets wouldn't stop to help someone who had collapsed out of fear or lack of knowledge. Also I feel strongly as a mum that this course should be mandatory for teens and upwards.
Geoff was absolutely fantastic. Extremely organised and informative. One of the best courses I have done in a long time. Cannot recommend highly enough - A course that can genuinely save lives. Thank you.
Brilliant First Aid Training! Geoff was very informative and enthusiastic and answered all our questions. Best First Aid Training I have been to!
Attended first aid course run by Geoff this week. It is the best course I have attended and I've done a lot over the years. I learnt many practical techniques I had never encountered before and we all tried them out to enable us to feel confident to respond to any emergencies we may face. For the first time I feel more prepared. Geoff was thorough in helping us understand the body and what can go wrong and therefore what to do, using clear images and examples that deepened any previous understanding. He had an engaging, responsive and fun teaching style while remaining compassionate to the hard things people had encountered in their own life experiences. I would highly recommend.
Amazingly thoughtout and organised way of teaching. Geoff keeps every step of the training easy and interesting. I have had 7 first aid courses over 17 years. My 2nd with geoff was as interesting and informative. Highly recommended and the best first aid I have attended.
I've done 5 day and 3 day First Aid Courses with since 1994 with various organisations including St John's Ambulance. The 1st time I trained with Geoff I thought ' How can they deliver all that in just 1 day?' But in fact 1 day is all they need to teach 'Actual First Aid'. Just completed my 6th or 7th course with You (Annual Requirement from my Martial Arts Club as an Instructor). Thanks again, it's never Dull or Dry, it's always Interesting and Fun. The perfect name 'Actual First Aid'. Nothing more nothing less.
I have completed a few first aid courses over the years and by far this has to have been the most informative one to date. The actual training was based on real life experiences and day to day incidents that could happen at work or home. The teaching style was excellent and the trainer used many real life examples and hands on practice which made the basic principles impossible to forget. There are so many simple things we can do to help someone in an emergency which could make all the difference between life and death. Thank you Actual First aid.
I attended the first aid training held by Geoff Mckay this week and it was really good! I've never had first aid training before but in a few hours Geoff was able to cover many key topics. The class was very interactive thus making it interesting to learn. After the lesson he was also able to email me across the slides from the course and I also had one last question to ask about what to do when a baby is choking when coughing and he was happy to still reply back and help! I would highly recommend this course.
Excellent course - great engaging trainer, everyone should do this course
First aid training made easy to follow and interesting thanks to Geoff. I have now left the first aid training course feeling prepared for any accidents waiting to happen. Thanks again Geoff!
Great training from Geoff(Thank you) had training with him 3 times now- always interesting and relevant,had to use the things he's taught us a number of times! due to training I could confidently implement. without a doubt best first aid training I have been on and I have been on a lot.
Informative training course. Trainer was engaging and helpful. I’d recommend to anyone wanting to learn first aid.
The course extremely informative and learnt a lot. I feel confident being able perform first aid. The trainer Geoff McKay was thorough.