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About Decisive


Awarding Organisation



Decisive First Aid is an approved training centre with the Awarding Organisation ITC FIRST. We have undergone a thorough due diligence process, so you can have confidence in our service to you, and the quality of our regulated and bespoke courses.


Meet Your Course Provider


Andrew Barras

Andrew qualified as a teacher in 1986 and taught in Bath and Gloucester before settling on ‘emergency care’ as his preferred career. Andrew qualified as a paramedic in 2001 and has worked frontline in London, the North East and the Home Counties. Since 2018 he has been working in the control room, providing clinical advice as 999 calls are made.

Andrew started delivering First Aid courses in 2008. Over the years he has been able to refine his work, drawing on his experience as a teacher and a paramedic, to provide a stimulating blend of instruction, demonstration, reflection, group exercises, powerpoint presentations, practical exercises, and scenarios.

Areas of Expertise

  • HCPC Registered Paramedic (reg. PA09269)
  • Frontline ambulance experience since 1997
  • Certificate of Education
  • Internal Quality Assessor (ITC)
  • Teaching First Aid since 2008
  • British Canoeing Lifeguards Tutor in Aquatic First Aid

Feedback from Previous Attendees


  • "The best first aid course I've done, and I've done a lot of first aid courses!"
  • "Top quality professional training. Lots of useful practical advice. Would recommend."
  • "Top quality and very knowledgeable instructor."
  • "Thanks to Andy for the excellent introduction to first aid. I found it very clear and concise, and I learned a great deal."
  • In particular, the practice at resuscitation was very good - I hope that I won't have to use it, but if I do then I will be well prepared!"
  • "A very detailed and action-packed course - lots of theory followed by scenarios to put into practice what you've learned."
  • "I particularly liked how the training linked to our own work environment. Very Interesting and easy to follow."
  • "Andrew explained everything clearly and made the whole course interesting throughout."
  • "I liked the scenarios."
  • "I particularly liked the hands on training."
  • "Really good course."
  • "Very informative. I feel I am prepared as I can be for if such a situation should arise. Fantastic Training."
  • "Feel confident that if ever needed to put into practice/real incident, I would be happy to do so."
  • "Good course, easy to follow."

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