vine-centreFirst Aid Trainers Conference

March 12th 2021.

Venue – RATHO, Edinburgh International Climbing Arena


The 2019 First Aid Conference was a great success with around 135 delegates and 20 exhibitors in attendance. Results from the survey monkey evaluations showed most people really enjoyed the mix of speakers and the networking at the event.

Most of the lectures were recorded and can be found on our YouTube site.

First Aid Conference 2019 – Paediatric First Aid regulation in Scotland

First Aid Conference 2019: Cardiac Science – AEDS

Scottish First Aid Conference 2019 – First Aid Awarding Organisations Forum

First Aid Conference 2019 – The Future of Mental Health First Aid

First Aid Conference 2019 – Epilepsy Today and Tomorrow

First Aid Conference 2019 – Act FAST for Stoke, but what happens next?

First Aid Conference 2019 – Ticks, how can we live with them in our ecosystem?

First Aid Conference 2019 – Haemostatic Gauze, Past, Present, and Future

The conference is a chance for practitioners, trainers, and providers of first aid training to attend lectures, workshops, talks by keynote speakers and participate in networking opportunities. An exhibition with a mixture of commercial sales stands and health related voluntary sector organisations is also included, as well as experts in the field being on hand to give advice on a range of topics, both technical first aid topics, and business development advice.

Exhibitors – contact us now to guarantee your exhibition space.

The exhibition area will be a mixture of commercial sales stands, Awarding Bodies and Organisations, and health related voluntary sector organisations.

We will have experts in the field available to give advice on topics such as Quality Assurance, first aid course certification.

Businesses already booked an exhibition space are –

  •          Cardiac Science –  conference sponsor
    • ITC First
    • Prometheus AlphaMed
    • Celox Academy
    • MedTrade (Celox Academy)
    • SQA Accreditation
    • SQA Awarding Body
    • Highfield Group
    • Royal Environmental Health Insitute of Scotland
    • SP Services
    • Administrate
    • ATACC Group
    • Scottish Charity Air Ambulance
    • Balens Insurance
    • Stoke Association
    • Epilepsy Scotland
    • SuBri Training
    • Lyme Disease ALBA
    • First Aid Training Co-operative

    The exhibition area will be a mixture of commercial sales stands, Awarding Bodies and Organisations, and health related voluntary sector organisations.

Aims and purpose of the First Aid Providers Conference

First Aid conference is organised by First Aid Training Co-operative. Our Directors Tom and Cory recognised there were few opportunities for first aid providers across Scotland and northern England to network and have CPD opportunities.

The result is this event, that is aimed at trying to bring together a range of providers and their trainers (large and small) to discuss the first aid training sector with each other and other relevant suppliers, Awarding Organisations/Bodies and voluntary/welfare organisations.

The first conference in 2017 was a great success and we have decided to try and run these events every two years.  The events are non profit making and prices are held as low as possible. The cost covers food, venue hire and our staff time to plan, organise and deliver the event. Plus bringing together a great variety of speakers and exhibitors.

We always welcome feedback and ideas for the conference, who to invite as speakers and exhibitors too. If you have any ideas then please let us know.

First Aid Training Co-operative works differently to other first aid training businesses. Our trainers are Associate Members who often run their own first aid business. We have a variety of business models to suit different scales of operation that allows a range of companies to join as members. You can read more here, or find out more by coming to speak to us on the day!