North East Skills Training


A programme set up by the Red Cross specifically intended to train students in the fundamentals of basic life saving and emergency first aid. To achieve the award students must demonstrate effective communication, actions on finding a casualty, actions on bleeding, suspected heart attack, choking, minor burns and placing a casualty in the recovery position.

  • The duration of this course is flexible but is normally ran over 10 one hour sessions depending on class size
  • All students who attend will receive a Red Cross Life Live It certificate for their record of achievement


"Having worked for some time now with North East Skills Training it is fantastic to see the effect their programmes have had upon our students. The team at NEST are superb at building relationships with all ages and their programmes have clearly supported all in building self belief,confidence, resilience and pride. I am confident in saying NEST have given all our students belief in themselves during transition into other year groups or schools. I would recommend NEST without any hesitation."

Nic Conway

St. Aloysius School

North East Skills Training


Since our launch in 2015 NEST has delivered the following:

First Aid for Students
Archbishop Runcie First School, St Aloysius Primary, Brunton First School, Grange First School

National Navigation Awards
Archbishop Runcie First School, Brunton First School

Playmaker Award for Students
Archbishop Runcie First School

Duke of Edinburgh training and assessments
Northumbria Police cadets and The Girl's Brigade

Orienteering course building and sessions
Brunton First School

Team building activities for students and staff
Numerous settings

Archery for all ages
Numerous settings

Indoor and outdoor climbing sessions
Gosforth East Middle School, Beacon PRU

Employability training post 16
Northumberland College