First Aid &
First Aid For Mental Health Training

Nationwide First Aid training available on-site or at our training facility in Halifax, West Yorkshire

We cover Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Leeds, Manchester, Rochdale, Oldham and the rest of the UK

Fully Regulated

First Aid At Work

Paediatric First Aid

Canine First Aid

A Little About Us

SEF First Aid Assistance is a Nationwide First Aid training provider based in Halifax, we provide First Aid training to adults and also children through our partner company Flat Stan First Aid.

Our head office is in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and we have trainers located across the UK. We offer individuals, childcare providers, companies and other organisations a range of First Aid courses. 

Simon Ferris, the director of the company, developed the national and international award-winning Flat Stan First Aid for children which has introduced over 120,000 children to First Aid across the UK and abroad.

Our trainers are ensured to continually assess all practical and theoretical activities with encouragement and support guaranteed.

We are suppliers of the affordable iPAD NFK200 Defibrillator shown below. Please contact us for more information.

Delivering CPR and AED Awareness to a local running club. This event was sponsored by Neil Davidson DL and the Community CPR Fund.

We recently had the privilege once again of visiting Deaf EXperience (DEX) at the Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People. They campaign nationally to improve access to education, wellbeing and quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing young people. After delivering two successful first aid courses to their staff and volunteers, we received the following comments:

First visit

"Simon from SEF provided Deaf EXperience with emergency life-saving training, including how to use a defibrillator, responding to severe allergic reaction and performing CPR. Our staff team and volunteers are all deaf, with the majority using British Sign Language as their first language.

The use of visual aids, for example, to show what happens when someone chokes was really helpful and accessible. Simon’s delivery style was perfectly paced, factoring in regular rest breaks and being mindful of working with a BSL interpreter. He was friendly, personable and had the group laughing on a regular basis even though the topic content was serious. Simon’s knowledge was clear, answering a range of detailed questions with ease and providing lots of context about how and why decisions are made. It was great to learn of his passion for ensuring lifesaving aids such as defibrillators are fully accessible for deaf people. He reinforced throughout that the training was all about confidence and all participants certainly came away feeling more confident. Thank you!"

Second visit

"We would just like to say a great big thank you to Simon and his team for delivering a bespoke first aid course to DEX and the Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People. DEX staff really enjoyed their two-day course and said it was the best course they have done in a while and that the trainer was brilliant.

Simon was brilliant with the students and very visual when delivering his demonstrations, which is very important for deaf people. They felt very involved and included within the training. Simon was very accomodating and supported individuals as and when they needed it. We would definitely recommend SEF First Aid to anyone who wants to learn first aid. Thanks so much."

SEF First Aid Solutions

view the Courses we offer

SEF First Aid offer a wide range of courses, available at differant levels to suit your needs. Click on any of the boxes to find out more, or use the button below to contact us and we will be happy to help.

See What People Say!

Went here to do a first aid course for my work and it was very good learnt a lot and was made to feel very welcome would highly recommend
Stephen Thornton
Fantastic courses, clearly love what they do! We learnt alot over a short period of time, would recommend!
Charlotte Walton
A great, concise and educational course with Simon. He was engaging and humorous at the correct time, and his guidance and presentation of important features was fantastic. Would sincerely refer anybody to be part of one of the courses. It gives you the confidence and understanding to be in a position to save a life.
Colin Renshaw
We attended a Supervising First Aid for Mental Health course with Simon. The course was very well run, informative and valuable. Simon was a great trainer, and we would definitely recommend SEF First Aid Assistance.
Green Valley Arborists
What a fabulous and fun First Aid training course today! Who’d have thought I could ‘belly laugh’ on a subject which is so serious and necessary! Simon, you certainly did deliver a serious course with an ‘entertaining’ slant making it even more memorable… and for the right reasons! Thank you. I wholeheartedly recommend you on an individual basis and/or for businesses and schools etc. Absolutely brilliant!
Denise Beckett
Excellent day and lovely atmosphere!
Joanne Turner
Thank you so much to Simon Ferris for running a truly fantastic first aid course. Our group all agreed that it was the most informative 2 hours that we’ve had in a long time. The session had practical elements along with the theory. Simon injected fun into the session where possible yet kept it sensitive when it needed to be. Simon was an excellent host and I would highly recommend his services to everyone and anyone. Thank you Simon!
Rachel Garside
The first aid course I attended with friends was delivered in a relaxed and fun manner and was incredibly informative. Even if you’ve done some first aid before it’s a great refresher. It certainly reminds you of the importance of first aid knowledge for anyone, in any situation - you never know when you might need it. I would highly recommend it. Many thanks.
Jayne Haley
This was a great course with lots of information and a good pace. It was easy to organise and Simon was a great instructor. He ensured it wasn't a boring day of training!
Hannah Randall, Holocaust Centre North
This was the best first aid training course I have been on to date. Simon is a great teacher and really builds up confidence to put the training into practice should you ever need to. I can highly recommend.
Amanda Matthews, Circuit Compliance
The Emergency First Aid at Work course was fantastic for our team. Simon made the course relevant, interesting and fun, and we all came away confident in knowing what to do should the worst happen. Thank you.
Back to Fitness Physio
On arrival, Simon made us feel welcome and at ease. He kept the course fun and engaging by using humour when needed but also kept it informative as well, explaining each topic in a way that was easy to understand. I would highly recommend his services.
Alison Cairns, Infusion Concepts