Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

The Council employs hundreds of staff across several departments, which means the annual cost of training is quite large.

Initially the council members of staff attended external courses and they paid in excess of £240 per student for the three day First Aid at Work course and £170 for the two-day refresher course and up to £70 for the one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course.

The partnership with FATE involved the training of Trainers and Assessors to meet the HSE approvers standards for First Aid Training providers.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s health and safety unit now manages its own in-house training requirements with a cost per course, just over the cost of putting one student on an external course for the First Aid at Work with similar massive savings across the range of courses.

DW Sports

FATE has work with DW sports since 2004, providing certification and resources for staff attending FAW, EFAW and AED.

We have trained staff to enable DW Sports to run in-house courses substantially reducing their training costs.

We have developed a strong working relationship with the Health and Safety team who are proactive and extremely contentious with regards to first aid management in their fitness clubs.

We are proud to be associated with the team at DW Sports.

Darwen Markets

We have provided training to the Darwen markets tenants who volunteered to become first responders with an AED to provide care before emergency services arrived on scene to assist. They have been trained in basic life support skills and the safe and effective use of the AED.

We have trained the Market Manager Gwen to train the volunteers herself and this has allowed flexibility and self-sufficient management of refresher training and CPR skills.

Well done to all the market traders for volunteering!

A Bee Electrical

A Bee Electrical needed to train their electrician in the Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification.

To keep costs down for them, we arranged their course and opened it up to others selling the extra places allowing us to reduce their overall costs.

Seven members of A Bee Electrical staff trained for less than £200+VAT.

Matthews Moss High School

The school wanted the students to participate in something different but something that was going to be useful for them for life.

We agreed a short 3-hour syllabus for basic First Aid which then led to the students being videoed for an afternoon session, demonstrating what they had learnt from the morning session.

We provided six trainers, 200 booklets and delivered training for 200 students across 3 hours!

We have been invited back to do the same again for them


Regenerate secured funding to assist small businesses in Lancashire East.

This allowed them to source training relevant to SME needs around health and safety management.

One of these courses was our One Day Emergency First Aid in the Work Place.

We arranged and managed a number of their courses over three years.

Today Community Church

The Today Community Church wanted training for its members including children and adults so we covered the Emergency First Aid in the Workplace syllabus and added some of the Child & Baby First Aid information into the day.

This ensured they got a qualification but also met their needs as a group.