First aid courses


  1. Overview
  2. Courses on offer
  3. What you need to bring
  4. Where are courses take place
  5. Book a course


Through Nuco Training Ltd. and approved through First Aid Awards (FAA) we deliver a range of Ofqual regulated first aid courses for you and your staff. 

All courses (except for the outdoor first aid course), take place from 9am to 5.30pm. The outdoor first aid course takes place from 9am to 5pm.

There is a:

  • 15 minute break in the morning
  • 30 minute lunch break
  • 15 minute break in the afternoon

The courses are physical and anyone taking part must be able to stand, kneel down, lean over and perform casualty handling and CPR as part of an assessment process. This assessment criteria is set out by the UK Resuscitation Council.

If anyone has difficulty doing these, we are able to make reasonable adjustments during the teaching element, but the skills must be seen performed in a kneeling position on the floor during assessment. We cannot make adjustments for that practical assessment.

The course has various assessments that will take place throughout, including:

  • scenarios
  • group-based discussions
  • a short test paper
  • oral questioning
  • practical observations

Due to the nature of the course please wear appropriate clothing.

Courses on offer

First aid courses we deliver are:

They include:

  • handbooks
  • resources
  • refreshments
  • certification

What you need to bring

  • Photo ID so that staff can verify your identity at the start of course
  • Your own lunch and refreshments

Where our courses take place

Courses take place at Simonside Climbing Wall, St. Simon Street, South Shields, NE34 9SD.

There is limited parking so please consider car share, or travel by public transport.

The nearest Metro station is Simonside, which is a 10 minute walk away.

We have secure bike storage and changing facilities for those who cycle.

There are 2 electric vehicle charging stations on site available for use. 

Simonside Outdoor Adventure is a no-smoking zone.

Please make sure you know where you're going on the day.

Book a course

To book please contact the us directly on 0191 424 0118.

If you are part of a South Tyneside Council school, please contact the School Workforce Development Team on 0191 426 8105.

We can also deliver bespoke courses at a venue of your choice. If this is an option you prefer, please contact