We are looking for the next generation of Medi-K Equestrian First Aid Trainers

There are 5 places left on this unique training and development programme to become a freelance first aid trainer.

About the First Aid Training Co-operative & Medi-K

First Aid Training Co-operative is a growing brand across the UK. We are looking for individuals to become freelance trainers to join our team to deliver both Equestrian and traditional first aid courses. With Medi-K First Aid coming onboard in September 2020 we have grown significantly, and with the addition of recent contracts we are now looking for additional trainers to join our training team.

Medi-K is the leading provider of specialist equestrian first aid courses in the UK. Preferred provider for many national governing bodies, riding stables, riding schools and veterinary practices.  Joining the First Aid Training Co-operative has taken Medi-K the next step forwards and allowed the business to increase capacity and reach more equestrians than ever before!

First Aid Training Co-operative (FATC) is Scotland’s largest provider of public outdoor first aid courses and are rapidly gaining a solid reputation across the UK. We are a genuine Co-operative in name and legal structure, designed to help small first aid providers work together.  We do this by centralising all administrative processes and business systems, leaving trainers to simply train and assess our students to a very high standard, without having to put time and effort into course administration or client management. Our operations are as paperless as possible, and our clients appreciate our well-resourced, professional and skilful trainers. In collaboration with Medi-K, FATC has developed a well-respected digital Equestrian First Aid manual which is used on all of our Equestrian first aid courses.

Legally to be a first aid trainer you need to have a First Aid at Work certificate (or higher qual) plus a trainer / assessor qualification. You also need evidence of teaching at least two first aid courses to run first aid courses independently of an experienced trainer. Once accredited, to maintain your trainer status, you need to do at least 6 hours CPD per year and teach at least 20 days training per year. There is the potential to deliver much more.

What are we offering you?

A package to gain both your First Aid at Work qualification and your trainer assessor qualification by joining our 6-day trainer induction courses (December 5-11) in Shrewsbury.

The training itself is free but you will need accommodation at the venue which we can arrange at discounted rates.

The other major expenses to becoming a first aid trainer is equipment – a set of CPR manikins and AED trainers, projector or large TV, Flipchart and a few other bits and bobs. We usually estimate this cost as £1,000-£1,500, depending on what type of equipment you buy. 

After the trainer induction week you will need to work with one of our senior trainers on two or three first aid courses. This will help you build your confidence in running our style of courses. These courses need to be competed between December and February, so that you are in a position to start delivering courses for us in March 2022 at the latest.

How do you find work?

1     We will offer work to you from our current clients, for this we pay a day rate of £170 plus basic travel and accommodation when required.

2     You can contact your own customers/clients who need courses. If they are new clients to us they are ’tagged’ to you in our database. For every course they book you receive an 8% commission on their course fee, plus you deliver their courses at £170 per day.   

We are looking for trainers based around Bristol and Cotswolds, Cambridge and Newmarket, London (SE/SW).

How to apply to join our trainer team

In the first instance, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience, to:

[email protected]. For more information, please contact Cory.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 18th October 2021