Reviews

“I just wanted to drop you guys a line to say how grateful I was to have done a refresher course with you all at the beginning of the year. On Monday I had a rather large elderly man collapse in the street in front of me. All you told me kicked in and I was able to give the man the compressions he needed until the ambulance arrived. He survived and is now resting in hospital. It was an incredibly challenging situation complete with the hysterical bystander and the nosey onlookers but with another woman on the phone we managed to do what needed to be done. I have done many courses over the years but you guys really made me feel prepared and I am very grateful.”
- Alex,
“I've been on 3-4 courses in the last 10 years and this was by far the BEST I have done. Pia was amazing in her role as instructor - knowledgeable, professional, energetic, interesting, funny and she captured our full attention for the entire session. I can't speak highly enough of the outstanding job she did.”
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“A few weeks after my previous (1-day) first aid course, my husband came off his bike and hit his head. He was unconscious for 15 minutes. Pia teaches in a way which meant that I could hear her instructions in my head, guiding me so that I was able to keep calm and follow through the process until the ambulance arrived. I am so grateful. :)”
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“Fabulous. Made a dry subject interesting and humorous. Engaged well with people. Broke up theory with practical activities. Good use of AV material. James was bright and bubbly and enthusiastic about his topic. He stuck to the main areas of need for a school.”
- Jude,
“Absolutely brilliant - no complaints what so ever.”
- , Hanmer Springs
“It was great. Really interactive, great discussion and use of equipment. It was fantastic, much better than the previous first aid course I have done.”
- Megan,
“I rate the course very high. Information is delivered clearly, in a structured way. The practical scenarios help considerably to retain the theory through application. Having a handbook to refer to is great as quite a lot of information is covered and initially I found it difficult to retain as it was a bit of 'information overload'.”
- Amanda,
“A very well informed course. I have learnt so much about First Aid that I did not know.”
- Tanis,
“Time passed quickly, felt confident at end.”
- Gail,
“Excellent rapport with the staff, lots of fun, and good at communicating the information. As well as learning loads we all had a lot of fun together. This rapport was really important and made a big difference to the course because staff weren't excited about staying an extra 4 hours at work.”
- Patria,
“Waikowhai Intermediate holds camps each year and it was thought that the Outdoor First Aid course was the best for the teachers involved in this - office staff have always joined in on the Outdoor First Aid course, it seems to cover everything we need at school and more. I would definitely recommend this course, have done many over the years (refreshers) but found yesterday one of the better refreshers.”
- Jennifer,
“Danny was brilliant, made the course fun, easy to understand and relatable. He was animated, and had some great first aid stories to keep the day interesting. It is always good to have realistic scenarios to practice on. It helps you to ensure everything sticks and gives opportunities for finding out where you need help. Amy YMCA”
- Amy,
“I was impressed by Emmas skill in using different teaching strategies/techniques to help us remember facts. Her digital skills are excellent and her manner with us all was most polite and professional. I know it must be hard to teach teachers, especially after a long day at work for us, but Emma kept us interested, moving around, and she covered all relevant topics.”
- Pip Simonian,
“Please rate the course itself? Rate highly, good refresher, tailored to fit our diverse group and particular needs Top of the line, again. Very impressed and would welcome back...well...probably making the choice to continue to go with First training will in part be contingent on having the same instructor. Emailing the certificate back so promptly is a nice touch.”
- Karen, Diabetes Trust
“Our instructor was awesome very approachable , made me feel confident with everything I was doing and learning. Big ups to the instructor who came all the way to teach us at NGA HAU E WHA MARAE, PUKEKOHE you were awesome Nga mihi. The different Scenarios did it for me, how to react and respond to everything. Danny made it easy for us through his teachings E Noho Ora Mai”
- Ririana Taupo,
“Four hours seems to fly by as the refresher course brought back vital clues on how to handle an emergency. I was both exhausted by the wealth of information and entertained by an instructor who knew his stuff and delivered it in a brilliant way. Whangaporoa College”
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“Excellent; good pace; relevant; interactive; great revision; good new learning. Everyone enjoyed the course and after a full day's teaching, that is saying something! St Joseph's Catholic School Takapuna”
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“Thank you for everything! I am very glad I took part of this course, as it was amazing and very enjoyable. Here is my feedback to you; I hope this can serve useful if needed :)”
- Tracey,
“Just a quick note to say I found the quality and quantity of the first aid session outstanding, as was the delivery from our instructor.”
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““I just wanted to say that that was the BEST first aid training I have ever been to it was exciting, hands on, informative, and useful. Thank you!” – Amanda Calder”
- Amanda Calder, YMCA
“Thank you so much for all your help and the best First Aid course ever run here at Maraenui School. We will always use you in the future.”
- Marina,
“Thank you so much for the training, very worth while. Keep up the good work.”
- Lee,
“Everything was delivered in an amazing interactive way!”
- , Auckland
“I have been to many First Aid course over my 40 year teaching career and this would have to be the best. It was fun, informative, to the point and applicable to what we would be most likely to encounter. Thank you so much, I really enjoyed it.”
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“Great course. Cheryl really kept my interest and stayed engaging right until the end of the course.”
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“Love the hands-on approach of the course.”
- Arne, Hanmer Springs
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