NOTE: COVID-19 LATEST UPDATE (23rd July 2021)
Our regulatory authorities advised us back in April that all training providers must continue to adhere to the FAA COVID-19 Classroom Requirements whilst delivering classroom based training
Our Social Distancing & Hygiene measures (implemented post Spring 2020 lockdown to help protect you whilst training), comply to these regulations and have worked well. Following the Governments decision (from 19th July) to end all Covid-19 remaining restrictions, we have decided to continue with these measures until the end of the year, in order to build confidence, maintain safety & reduce anxiety for those returning to the workplace who require training.
Many thanks to our trainees who continue to adhere to our safety guidelines whilst in the classroom. It is no longer a legal requirement to wear masks whilst moving around the communal areas in Bloxham Mill, but if you feel safer by doing so...then please do so. Within the classroom environment we will continue to not wear masks, unless we come within a 2m distance to our trainees.
Concerned about safe distancing during training? We have a maximum of 6 trainees on our physical First Aid training courses; each trainee has an individual manikin family (Adult/Child/Baby), along with an individual training Automated External Defibrillator (AED) - there is no sharing of equipment with other trainees. Every trainee is 2m apart, due to our larger training room. For Mental Health courses, the maximum number is 7.
Mental Health First Aid Training
Want to implement a positive Mental Health culture within your workplace? We can explain the process and benefits of having Well Being Ambassadors/Champions at work, to make your employees feel more valued and supported. As an Ambassador/Champion in the workplace, you will be able to help reduce the stigma around Mental Health, through education and discussion with your colleagues. We still have a few spaces on our August & September courses, come join us for some interesting informative learning - Make your work environment a better place to work!
For more detailed information or to discuss your requirements, please call us on:
01608 656100 or 07486 880747
By making our courses interesting and fun, and promoting a 'Train for Life' mindset, our trainees are encouraged to take part in and become champions for both physical and mental health first aid within their organisation.
We provide first aid training in and around Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the Midlands (see map below).
Outstanding course...really enjoyed the defibrillator practical
Fantastic...I enjoyed everything!
The training was brilliant! Aileen was a great instructor & very knowledgeable.
Outstanding - really enjoyed all areas we covered! Feel more confident now in using the AED
I really enjoyed all of the course - great teaching from both trainers!
I enjoyed all of the course, it was very informative, with lots of time to practice CPR on the whole family of manikins, which helped build my confidence. The wealth of extra, off topic information given by the trainers was also really enjoyable.
Outstanding 3 day course - I really enjoyed the interaction with Tricia and Aileen on various subjects.
Both very knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming.
Outstanding course, I really enjoyed the practical element - working on the different size of manikins was very interesting!
The whole course was very good, I enjoyed it all. Very knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming trainers. They made me feel very comfortable to ask questions and join in.
After years of first aid training this has been by far my favourite course
Endlessly reassuring...excellent. What more can I say
I truly enjoyed it all. Great assessors. Would highly recommend
Engaging and approachable trainers. It was all great
Had a fab day. Lots of learning and you both have a great sense of humour!
Really enjoyed it. Learnt a lot
A great and useful course with good knowledge and advice
Very good and friendly atmosphere as well as professional. Good feed back for any questions
Great explanations and opportunities to ask questions/share experiences
Having sustained CPR for a long period of time and using the defib has given me much more confidence
Fabulous humorous approach
Very personable and enjoyable. Very interactive
Thank you. I have had a great day and feel much more confident
Keep doing what you are doing. Very informative, good knowledge of what’s being taught. Safe environment
Really comprehensive training. Delivered in a really easy to understand way
The complete content was very comprehensive. Good fun
Small group size gave opportunity for extended discussions and a feeling of being supported
You two were absolutely fab! Great energy and you both have so much knowledge to give
Thank you. You made it really interesting & enjoyable. I feel like i have learnt a lot. Best course I have been on
By far the best training course I have attended
Everything was awesome
Really enjoyed the interaction and personal approach of the trainers.
Thank you...thoroughly enjoyed the day!
Outstanding course - really enjoyed practicing CPR!
Excellent 3 days...this is the best course and equipment from all courses I've taken recently. Amazing and superb trainers...really enjoyed everything!!
Very friendly and personalised experience
Brilliantly presented, especially considering the Covid-19 restrictions...thank you!
Excellent delivery, thoroughly enjoyed - thank you!
The personal touch of the trainers who shared their own 'real life' experiences, Very helpful trainers who were very happy to answer any questions - good to recap on each day of the 3 day FAW course.
Outstanding course...I really enjoyed the CPR with the full family manikins...it was all great!
I really enjoyed the practical elements - very safe and open environment for discussion. Really well delivered, and engaging course, even with Covid restrictions...thank you!
Fabulous..great content, aids and trainers!
Outstanding course...best and most thorough first aid course I've ever completed...really enjoyable
I really enjoyed how thorough it was
Outstanding course...really enjoyed the CPR session. It was all brilliant
Great enthusiasm and energy by both trainers throughout the day.
Excellent delivery by both trainers. Made the day fun and enjoyable!
Really enjoyed the CPR and competition on iPad re: percentages whilst working on the manikins. Very informative with a fun and interesting delivery.
Lots of new information, excellent delivery...has made me feel confident to administer first aid in any situation
Really enjoyed learning about the electrical system in the heart, and understanding how the AED works.
Really nice training, was fun and enjoyable
I was most impressed with how Tricia and Aileen had planned for training post Covid19 lockdown. They were empathetic, knowledgable and enthusiastic deliverers of a very difficult subject matter (mental health). Many thanks for all your support.
The Mental Health course content was so interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I hope I can do more courses with Fat Panda First Aid Training in the future.
Very enjoyable and interesting 2 day course learning to be a Mental Health First Aider.
I really enjoyed the interaction with course colleagues and both trainers. Excellent!
I really enjoyed all parts of my Paediatric first aid 2 day course with Tricia & Aileen.
They were both really professional and friendly. The course was perfectly tailored to my needs and previous experience.
Aileen & Patricia were amazing instructors and made everyone feel as if they had something to give as well as learn!!
Outstanding MH course...I was really looking forward to it, and it did not disappoint! I learned so much from 2 fantastic instructors who were both extremely knowledgable, warm and welcoming. Perfect venue...
Outstanding course...I really enjoyed the group discussions and learning about mental health issues.
Great trainers - very clear and easy to understand!
Fabulous training - thank you so much ladies!!
A great first aid course...lots of useful information - trainers were amazing!!
Excellent course run by Aileen & Tricia...Great knowledge and interaction from both trainers. Humour helps on this course with a great understanding of the subject....outstanding!!
Outstanding course...Best training I have been on in a very long time!!
Trainers have vast amount of experience and were excellent...best I’ve had!
Would highly recommend Fat Panda and will definitely be using them again!
Outstanding course on Mental Health - I have thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt so much!
Outstanding - Brilliant course!
Outstanding Mental Health course - both Tricia & Aileen are excellent teachers and create a very comfortable learning environment.
Outstanding Mental Health course - Fantastic trainers, who made it extremely interesting and informative!
Outstanding 2 day course - thank you both for a very informative and enjoyable couple of days.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the course...I will forever want to train under Fat Panda, the best fist aid course I’ve been on - love the small intimate classes, where you can ensure individual attention...will definitely be recommending you!!
Thank you very much for a great 2 day Paediatric course - I shall definitely be recommending Fat Panda First Aid Training! Really interesting course.
Outstanding course - Aileen is very clear & good at what she does, very friendly and puts you at ease!
I don’t know how you could improve this 3 day course - it was the best one I have ever done!
Lots of information - Aileen was an excellent trainer.
Great course...would definitely recommend!
Excellent course...Very clear & friendly delivery!
Basic Life support -
Both instructors were very good and made it fun!
Basic Life Support - Excellent course, I know lots of things I didn’t before....thank you!!
Basic Life Support - excellent course, I now feel able to deal with a first aid emergency!
Outstanding...I really enjoyed practising the use of the defibrillator.
How can you improve...give us Fat Panda T-shirts??
Outstanding...really enjoyed learning about the respiratory system. Aileen’s experience examples helped bring the training to life!
Outstanding...The content and the trainer was great!
Outstanding...I really enjoyed the real life experiences & of course the biscuits!!
Great time keeping & display of good topic knowledge!
Outstanding...I really enjoyed learning about babies, children and adults. Well done ladies..time just flew by. Really enjoyed learning with you both!
Outstanding...I really enjoyed learning different things about First Aid.
Outstanding, I found the whole course worthwhile, interesting and enjoyable!
All brilliant, really enjoyed the course...Many thanks.
Outstanding...really enjoyed all of it. Thank you both for your help...very good!
Outstanding course...really enjoyed the Bluetooth feedback on the resuscitation manikins!
Outstanding course...to be honest it was actually really good fun!!
3 day First Aid at Work - Outstanding...was a good mix of practical and theory.
Thank you, I really enjoyed it!
Very good day...Outstanding course!
Outstanding course...very good, thorough learning. Really enjoyed the practical hands on CPR & Bandaging!
Trainers have fantastic experience to share, both lovely and friendly...really enjoyed the hands on CPR and choking vest!
Outstanding course! Really enjoyed the CPR training
Everything excellent! Outstanding course, informative, friendly, good pace and good location.
Outstanding, great, learnt a lot.
Trainer was helpful, fun, friendly & full of knowledge.
Excellent training course!
Outstanding...Great pace, friendly & approachable trainer. Thoroughly enjoyed & will be back for more...thank you!
Outstanding, fantastic, very informative course!
Outstanding! Really enjoyed the day and have come away having confidence in being able to help someone...
Relaxed & fun course!
Outstanding - I really enjoyed myself & feel confident to use my new skills
Outstanding - the trainers, the knowledge and the things I have learnt on the course
Great course! Very engaging & enjoyable.
Good mix of informality & knowledge transfer
Outstanding! Really enjoyed the practical parts & the group size was perfect!
Really enjoyed the practical elements!
Great course. Aileen knows her topic well & presents it in a way that is interesting and understandable...Brilliant!
Outstanding - really enjoyed the practical elements!
Outstanding - Really enjoyed using the ‘choking aid’
Aileen is a very knowledgeable & capable trainer, with a very engaging style: made the day very interesting & enjoyable.
Improved my confidence to deal with a first aid situation!
outstanding - emphasis on what matters most...preserving life!
Aileen & Tricia have a great knowledge of first aid - made the course fun and informative
Aileen & Tricia ran this course with excellent ‘hands on’ knowledge, appropriate humour! Made subject very enjoyable
Very engaging instructor
Aileen was excellent! Brilliant course.
The expertise of the instructor and guidance really helped my understanding and build confidence putting this into practice.
Brilliant presenter & content
Was friendly and informal, which is the best way to learn. Loved the stories in real life. Excellent, calm and reassuring.
The course was excellent, as was Tricia’s delivery of the course.
Trainer was very clear. Did not get distracted, but concentrated on the important stuff.
Course leader adjusted to the group brilliantly and covered the key areas in a way that suited the group. Well delivered course. Thank you.
Loved the practical scenarios.
Enjoyed the practical elements and sharing of ideas. A good day. Thank you
Enjoyed the practical sessions the most. If someone had collapsed in front of me last week I would just have walked on by. I now feel I have the confidence to at least attempt CPR and first aid in general.
A really good balance of practical and verbal teaching. The humour really helped too! Thank you.
The practical elements were very useful for me.
We work with clients all over Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands ranging from large companies to small and startup enterprises.
If you would like to discuss your first aid training needs: