When selecting a training provider for First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, First Aid for Mental Health, and Canine First Aid, here are some factors to consider:

  1. Accreditation and Certification: Ensure that the training provider is accredited by reputable organizations or awarding bodies. Look for recognised certifications that comply with relevant regulations and standards. Here at Purple Dog, we work under Qualsafe Awards, The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) and NUCO.
  2. Experience and Expertise: Check the provider’s track record and experience in delivering first aid training. Look for testimonials and reviews from past participants to gauge the quality of their courses. Here at Purple Dog, we have a proven track record of positive reviews and comments, just take a look at our Google Reviews and also or Facebook page
  3. Qualified Instructors: Verify that the instructors are qualified and experienced in their respective fields. They should have the necessary certifications and practical experience to deliver effective training. We ensure at Purple Dog, that all our First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, Health & Safety and Mental Health trainers all have the experience and qualifications to deliver the courses they do.
  4. Course Content: Review the course content to ensure it covers all relevant topics and meets your specific needs. Whether it’s workplace first aid, paediatric care, mental health support, or canine first aid, the training should be comprehensive and up-to-date. Here at Purple Dog, we follow specific lesson plans set by Qualsafe Awards and Nuco and ensure that we keep up to date with any new and relevant changes
  5. Flexibility and Customization: Consider if the training provider offers flexibility in scheduling and the option to tailor the courses to your organisation’s requirements. Purple Dog will come to your workplace, or you come to ours where we have two designated training room offering free parking at The Zone in Huddersfield
  6. Practical Training: Practical hands-on training is crucial for developing essential skills. Ensure that the courses include practical exercises and simulations. We never want learners to feel bored with our training, so we ensure there are lots of practical’s on your first aid courses
  7. Supporting Materials: Check if the training provider offers supporting materials like handbooks or online resources to reinforce the learning experience. All learners leave with a Qualsafe Awards First Aid at Work or Paediatric First Aid handbook that has all the latest information in it. We also use NUCO books for First Aid for Mental Health courses
  8. Value for Money: Compare the cost of the courses with the quality of training provided. Remember that investing in comprehensive and effective training can be beneficial in the long run. We provide an amazing service at Purple Dog First Aid Training in Huddersfield, just look at the reviews.
  9. Range of Courses: If you need multiple types of first aid training, consider choosing a provider that offers a wide range of courses. This can save time and effort in finding separate providers for different training needs. We offer blended first aid at work courses, Saturday Blended Paediatric First Aid courses as well as online health & Safety and classroom courses
  10. Location and Accessibility: Consider the location of the training centre and whether it’s easily accessible for your employees or participants. We are based in Huddersfield at The Huddersfield Giants Community Trust (The Zone) on St Andrews Road, HD1 6PT, where we have a free car park for employees whilst on our first aid at work courses

Before making a decision, it’s a good idea to contact us here at Purple Dog as we can look at tailoring the training specific for your needs. This will help you make an informed decision for your training.

Remember that the quality of first aid training can significantly impact the ability to respond effectively in emergencies, so it’s essential to choose a reputable and reliable provider.