vine-centreFirst Aid Trainers Conference

March 8th 2019

Venue – RATHO, Edinburgh International Climbing Arena

We are inviting you all to come from first aid trainers, first aid practitioners, first aid providers to Awarding bodies and suppliers.

In a continuing commitment to share practice and improve the overall quality of first aid training nationally, we host the First Aid Conference in Scotland every two years.

View conference programme.

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

Early bird tickets are available at £50+VAT (available until December 1st). After then price increase to £75+VAT.



Exhibitors contact us now to guarantee your exhibition space.


This will be a valuable networking and CPD event for those in Scotland and Northern England. A great opportunity to meet other providers and find out what is new in the sector.

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
  • SQA
  • Medtree
  • Prometheus Alphamed
  • Celox Academy
  • Highfield Group

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. 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 bi-annually. The vent is design to be not for profit. Prices are held as low a possible and cover 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 always arrange of companies to join as providers. Read more here…..