Vital Signs Scotland

Saving lives through training.

71 Lanark Avenue, Livingston, EH54 8QN Directions

   Open today 08:00 - 20:00

Why Choose Us?

Highest Standards
Corporate Customers
Qualified Staff

Here at Vital Signs Scotland, we pride ourselves on our reputation

Featured Review

5

Knows his stuff

An excellent class. Very informative and thorough.

Excerpt from a review by on 08 Dec 2020

Business overview

Offering Regulated (TQUK, SCQF, FAA) First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, First Responder, Safeguarding, Mental Health in the Workplace/First Aid and Health & Safety training.

Vital Signs Scotland is a well established training provider that has built up an enviable reputation. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and flexible service at all times, maintaining the highest quality of course delivery. Our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer.

Our First Aid at Work, First Responder, Safeguarding, Mental Health in the Workplace/First Aid, Fire Safety and Moving & Handling training courses can be tailored to suit your specific requirements. In addition to quality classroom-based training, we also complement our courses with many online offerings. For companies who prefer their staff not to have to travel, we can deliver our First Aid training in-house.

An approved ProTrainings and Nuco Training Centre, you can be sure to always receive the most up to date training and information. We have training venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, West Lothian, Stirling, Dundee, and Gailey, Staffordshire.

In addition, Vital Signs Scotland also offer specialised First Aid at Work courses for those companies whose employees work on or near the water. These marine environment-oriented courses are delivered in partnership with our specialist partners in the West Midlands and Edinburgh, all of whom are RYA recognised training centres.

These bespoke courses range from 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work to 5-Day First Responder courses and include both the RYA First Aid Certificate and the regulated and internationally accepted certificates from TQUK, SCQF and FAA.

Vital Signs Scotland also offer training to first and second-line management and staff with regard to Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace, and Safeguarding training for those who work with children and adults at risk.

We also offer training in Fire Safety, Fire Marshall and Moving & Handling.

To discover how we can help you, why not visit our website or better yet, get in touch with us via phone, email or WhatsApp.

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ProTrainings Approved Centre #91701
Our First Aid, Safeguarding and Fire Safety courses offer FAA accreditation
Our First Aid, Safeguarding and Fire Safety courses offer FAA accreditation
Many of our courses can be offered with accreditation by the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.
Our instructors are Nuco approved.
We offer First Aid, Safeguarding and Fire Safety courses in association with Nuco Training
We offer First Aid, Safeguarding, Mental Health First Aid, Fire Safety and Moving & Handling regulated by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)
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Prices

Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults (RQF) - Level 3
1-Day Course (7 Hours) £525 Closed Group (Max 12 students)
Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults (RQF) - Level 3
1-Day Course (7 Hours) £165 per person
TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) - (EFAW)
1-Day Course (6 Hours) £135 per person
TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) - (EFAW)
1-Day Course (6 Hours) £525 Closed Group (Max 12 students)
TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) - (EFAW)
1-Day Course (6 Hours) £135 per person
First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 6
3-Day Course (18 hours) £235 per person
TQUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) - FAW
1-Day Course (6 Hours) £235 per person
TQUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) - FAW
3-Day Course (18 hours) £900 Closed Group (Max 12 students)
First Aid at Work 18 Hour Level 3 (VTQ) - FAW
3-Day Course (18 hours) £235 per person
First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) - FAW Requalification
2-Day Course (12 Hours) £185 per person
First Aid Responder (VTQ)
5-Day Course (30 Hours) £645 per person
Emergency Paediatric 6 Hour Child /Infant First Aid
1-Day Course (6 Hours) £85 per person
Paediatric 12 Hour/2 Day First Aid Level 3 (VTQ)
2-Day Course (12 Hours) £165 per person
Dental Immediate Life Support (ILS) Level 3 (VTQ)
1-Day Course (7 Hours) £165 per person
Immediate Life Support Healthcare (ILS)
1-Day Course (7 Hours) £165 per person
Dental Immediate Life Support (ILS) Level 3 (VTQ)
1-Day Course (7 Hours) £525 Closed Group (Max 12 students)
Immediate Life Support Healthcare (ILS)
1-Day Course (7 Hours) £525 Closed Group (Max 12 students)

Products & Services

TQUK Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

TQUK Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF)

TQUK L3 First Aid at Work Requal (RQF)

SCQF Level 6 Scottish First Aid at Work

Safeguarding Children & Adults at Risk Level 3 RQF

Safeguarding Children & Adults at Risk Level 6 SQA

SCQF L6 Scottish Emergency First Aid at Work

SCQF Level 6 Scottish First Aid at Work Requal.

First Aid for Mental Health

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health Awareness Training

First Aid Training

First Aid at Work Courses

First Aid at Work Renewals

Paediatric / Infant First Aid Courses

AED Training

Fire Safety Principles Training

Fire Safety Training

Fire Marshal Training

Emergency First Aid at Work

Emergency First Aid

Emergency Paediatric / Infant First Aid

Appointed Persons Courses (First Aid)

HSE

Health and Safety Risk Assessments

Health and Safety Training

Health and Safety Courses

Construction Safety Training

Manual Handling Training

Infection Control

Coaching and Mentoring

Management Training

Training Centres

Training Courses

Credentials

Awards

  • Northern Enterprise Award: Best Educational Training & Tutor Provider 2023 - Winner

Accreditations

  • CPD Accreditation

Associations

  • Association Of First Aiders
  • College of Paramedics
  • The Society for Education and Training (AS439433)

Qualifications

  • First Aid at Work, Level 3 Award (Training Qualifications UK Ltd)
  • Emergency First Aid at Work, Level 2 Award (Training Qualifications UK Ltd)
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace, Level 2 Award (Training Qualifications UK Ltd)
  • First Aid for Mental Health Instructor, Certificate (NUCO Training)
  • Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace, Level 1 Award (Training Qualifications UK Ltd)
  • Paediatric Emergency First Aid, Level 2 Award (Training Qualifications UK Ltd)
  • Paediatric First Aid, Level 3 Award (Training Qualifications UK Ltd)
  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid, Level 3 Award (Training Qualifications UK Ltd)
  • Supervising First Aid for Mental Health Instructor, Level 3 Award (First Aid Awards Ltd)
  • Coaching Supervision, Level 7 Diploma (Institute of Leadership & Management)
  • Activity First Aid, Level 2 Award (Qualsafe Awards)
  • Mental Health First Aid, Level 3 (Qualsafe Awards)
  • Education And Training, Level 3 Award (Qualsafe Awards)
  • Basic Life Support And Safe Use Of An Automated External Defibrillator, Level 2 Award (Qualsafe Awards)
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen, Level 3 Award (Qualsafe Awards)
  • Basic Life Support For Adults And Children, Level 2 Award (Qualsafe Awards)
  • Understanding The Principles And Practices Of Assessment, Level 3 Award (Qualsafe Awards)
  • Fire Safety Risk Assessment and Control, Level 3 Award (Training Qualifications UK Ltd)
  • Principles Of Manual Handling, Level 2 Award (Qualsafe Awards)
  • Emergency First Aid at Work, Level 2 Award (First Aid Awards Ltd)
  • First Aid at Work, Level 3 Award (First Aid Awards Ltd)
  • Emergency Paediatric First Aid, Level 3 Award (First Aid Awards Ltd)
  • Paediatric First Aid, Level 3 Award (First Aid Awards Ltd)
  • Fire Safety Principles, Level 2 Award (Training Qualifications UK Ltd)
  • Principles of Fire Safety Awareness, Level 1 Award (Training Qualifications UK Ltd)
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment, Level 2 Award (British Safety Council)
  • Fire Safety Principles, Level 2 Award (Industry Qualifications)

Our Team

Frans Bedford-Visser - Principal Instructor

Frans is the owner of the business and also our Principal Instructor. He has over 20 years experience in this field, and is a highly skilled instructor who enjoys sharing his knowledge with our customers. In addition to teaching First Aid, Frans is also a Community First Responder and also qualified as a Flood Rescue Responder. He spends his spare time on the water as an RYA Powerboat Instructor.

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Reviews

Featured review

Knows his stuff

5
An excellent class. Very informative and thorough.
08 Dec 2020
Thank you for your kind words. Pleased you enjoyed your course.
08 Dec 2020
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Best training i have had

5
Very good and helpful the trainer is very knowledgeable and can help you with everything. Very reasonable price for course and would happily recommend him to anyone wanting any level of first aid all way upto high level stuff
11 May 2024
Thank you for your kind remarks Shaun. I trust you enjoyed your course, and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
11 May 2024
Thank you for your kind remarks Shaun. I trust you enjoyed your course, and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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First aid courses delivered right!

5
Frans is an excellent trainer and uses his extensive life experience to deliver great first aid courses.
25 Apr 2024
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25 Apr 2024
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First Aid course

4
Comprehensive theory coverage.
Excellent CPR and AED practical.
Straight forward multiple choice test on completion of the course.
05 Feb 2024
Thank you Heather, for you kind words. I'm pleased you enjoyed your course. Please feel free to get in touch with us if there is anything which felt could have been improved upon. We can can be contacted by email on [email protected], or by phone/WhatsApp on +44(0)1506333310.
05 Feb 2024
Thank you Heather, for you kind words. I'm pleased you enjoyed your course. Please feel free to get in touch with us if there is anything which felt could have been improved upon. We can can be contacted by email on [email protected], or by phone/WhatsApp on +44(0)1506333310.
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IPOS 27/1/24,IPOs course 27/1/24,IPOS Course 27/124

5
Excellent presentation and plentiful teaching aids,Well presented course with understandable explanations and excellent teaching aids,Well presented course with many appropriate teaching aids
03 Feb 2024
Thank you for your positive review, Aubrey.
03 Feb 2024
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Testimonials

Very detailed course that covers a vast amount of first aid content.

Assessment process nice and easy. Each day was broken up well with practical and theoretical content. Instructor very knowledgeable and good at explaining reasons behind first aid knowledge.

- Source: Marc - 1 month ago (3-Day TQUK Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF))

This was a brilliant course delivered by Frans Bedford-Visser! To be quite honest I was dreading it!

The course was informative, interactive and realistic. I really enjoyed it. I think I took a lot more information on board because of the delivery from Frans. He had a lot of knowledge and experience which I respect and can learn from. I can honestly say this training was probably the best I have had in first aid experience. He made it real not just a taste of the experience. I came away shaking after the CPR session. My whole body was experienced what it was really like. That will stay with me!

- Source: Linda A. (1-Day TQUK Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF))

Frans is an excellent trainer and is extremely knowledgeable.

He mixed expertise with common sense. I feel that I have learnt a huge amount over the last three days.

- Source: Alan - 1 month ago (3-Day TQUK Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF))

Enjoyed the course and the different aspects of First Aid.

The trainer was very at checking our understanding and involved us in decisions about how to learn. The use of different media to complete the training helped to make the day interesting and time flew past. Thank you.

- Source: Alison - 1 month ago (3-Day TQUK Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF))

Felt like I gained a lot of knowledge

Felt like I gained a lot of knowledge compared to previous first aid courses. Trainer kept it light hearted but through real experiences he showed how serious it is

- Source: Rachel - 2 months ago (3-Day TQUK Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF))

Really enjoyed the course.

Very informative and Frans was really helpful with any questions and explained things fully. Really knowledgeable and engaging when speaking to the class. Would love to do more courses and would recommend this course to others.

- Source: Katie - 4 weeks ago (3-Day TQUK Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF))

Frans was a great instructor.

Very knowledgeable. The course was a good mix of practical and theory

- Source: Vikki - 1 month ago (1-Day TQUK Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF))

Thomson Local review

Excellent course having done many first aid course over the years this by far out shines them all. Very informative and structured course. Learned allot from the highly experienced and knowledgeable instructor. Course is well worth the money would highly recommend it as a must for any first aider.

- Source: Bob McBey in Stafford

Thomson Local review

Birmingham and Midland Marine Services Ltd uses Vital Signs Scotland in providing one, three and five day specialist first aid training courses aimed at the commercial & industrial open water sector. Second to none.

- Source: Birmingham and Midland Marine Services Ltd

I was more than pleased with my First Aid Course with Vital Signs.

I was more than pleased with my First Aid Course with Vital Signs. The course was delivered by a knowlegable instructor who interacted with the class very well. I would highly recommend this company for future training. Paul

- Source: Paul in Livingston