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First Aid Exeter is a family-run business with community at its heart. We have developed a fresh and innovative take on first aid training, to make it more than just a boring box-ticking exercise. Our courses keep you safe, give you vital life-saving skills, and let you leave with a smile on your face! Scroll down find out more about who we are and why we care.

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National Qualifications

Our qualifications are nationally recognised and adhere to the HSE guidelines. We have a reputation for delivering courses that are both practical and engaging and we strive to be the very best at what we do.

FAA / Ofqual

All of our courses have the option of FAA / Ofqual regulation. We can guide you to the best choice for you, based on your circumstances. Just reach out to us online, or give us a call.

A Brief History

Where We Started

First Aid Exeter has been training people in first aid for over 15 years. It is a family run business and at the centre is its founder, Indie Lyndale. Indie has been leading outdoor expeditions for over 30 years and is also an experienced teacher and lecturer.

After years of sitting through tedious, inadequate training courses, she knew that something needed to change!
Saving lives is serious stuff, and Indie knows first hand, that effective training can make all the difference in an emergency. That's why she has made it her mission to do-away with long, boring work-book based sessions, and develop a range of highly interactive, enjoyable teaching techniques, which inspire long-term learning.

An Engaging Approach

Practical First Aid

First Aid Exeter offers a fresh take on first aid training. Our high-impact courses use fun, interactive learning activites, based on real-life scenarios.
Our practical, proactive approach combines a thorough understanding of the theory around using vital skills, whilst giving trainees the opportunity to try them out, in a safe and supportive learning environment.

Typically, everyone leaves feeling invigorated and confident in their new skills. Many of our trainees return for top-up training, and tell us stories about how their training has come in handy in real life situations.

Our ever growing family...

Meet our team

Our team is made up of passionate people who love what they do. Since we started out over 15 years ago, we have more than trebled in size.
We work together as one big family, to deliver a fresh take on first aid training across Exeter and the South West.

Indie Lyndale

Head Instructor

With over 30 years' of experience as a mountaineer, Indie has delivered first aid in some of the most challenging conditions out there. She brings this unique perspective to her practice as a teacher, ensuring that our training standards are second to none.

Claire Lyndale


With Claire as our CFO, we can be sure that the First Aid Exeter finances are in safe hands. She plays a key role in keeping our prices competitive, and ensuring our team are all fed, watered and ready to deliver excellent first aid training at all times.

Oliver Lyndale


CEO Oli is central to the First Aid Exeter family. His extensive experience in business development and logistics has helped us to become one of the UK's leading first aid training providers.


Bookings Manager

Helen is the cornerstone of everything we do. She is adept at spinning plates and makes sure we don't drop anything, ever! 🙂

Andrea Sife

First Aid Instructor

Andrea is an excellent instructor with extensive experience in teaching and working outdoors. She brings her valuable experience and skills to every course she teaches.

Joshua Hemmings

First Aid Instructor

Joshua is a ray of sunshine in the dark! His lively energy fills every room he is in and he has a lot of experience to share. Get ready for a great course!


First Aid Instructor

Georgina is one First Aid Exeter’s newest recruits and we are incredibly lucky to have her. Not only does she deliver excellent quality first aid training, but she doubles as an active ambulance paramedic. She brings these vital skills and experience to her role as an instructor, every day.


First Aid Instructor

Richard is one of the original members of First Aid Exeter, and teaches many of our courses. He is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to first aid, and ensures a hands on and interesting training experience every time.


First Aid Instructor

Keeping you cool under pressure is Trevor's forte. His calm, collected manner plays a pivotal role in effective first aid delivery, and creates a supportive learning environment for his students. He's a fantastic asset to our First Aid Exeter family and his feedback certainly reflects this.


First Aid Instructor

Luis is a dynamic and fun instructor that brings many years of first hand first aid experience to the table. With a background in professional sports and many years teaching children, his background gives him a broad range of skills to draw knowledge from.


First Aid Instructor

Lukaz’s energy and enthusiasm for teaching first aid are infectious. He brings a playful approach to practical sessions. From festival logistics to front of house, he has a wealth of experience, making him an invaluable member of the First Aid Exeter team.

Why train with us?

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First Aid Exeter is first in line when it comes to keeping you safe. Whether you’re in the home, on the street, or in the workplace, our comprehensive range of nationally recognised first aid qualifications gives you the skills to save lives, wherever you are.

Our award-winning training is fun, effective, and affordable. We believe in keeping our standards high and our prices low, so that top-quality first aid training is available to everyone.

Our teachers bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the room. Their innovative tips and techniques make sure you will always remember your training in an emergency.

Whether you’re a parent, an employer or a freelance fitness instructor, First Aid Exeter has the right course for you. Our paediatric courses provide crucial skills for parents, teachers and those working with children, whilst our mental health first aid, CPR and defibrillator training courses will make you an asset to any workplace.

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How We Work

At First Aid Exeter we take every aspect of the service we provide very seriously. All of our staff are highly experienced first aid trainers as well as being fully qualified teachers. This means we can offer the very highest training standards that exceed all requirements set by the HSE. As well as standard accreditation we also offer FAA and Ofqual regulation on every single one of our courses. This ensures you are guaranteed the very latest in first aid techniques, first aid training material and first aid teaching practices.


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are the government body that set the overarching rules on first aid qualifications in the UK. Over the last 10 years things have changed dramatically in the first aid sector in regards to how first aid providers deliver first aid courses. Advised by institutes such as the General Medical Council and the Resuscitation Council techniques are constantly evolving and improving. We stay at the head of the game by constantly reviewing our practices and in house training whilst also drawing on our own extensive experiencing working in a broad range of extreme environments. Our staff have working experience in professions ranging from combat paramedics to mountain guides.

HSE Training Requirements

As an employers it is now commonplace to have first aid trained staff. This is to guarantee a safe working environment for both your staff and your clients.
Depending on your business you can have very different first aid requirements so we have various first aid courses to choose form.
As of 2013 the HSE made changes that primarily put onus on the individual or employer to establish the most relevant first aid qualification for your particular environment and needs.
To establish the most relevant route for you or your business you should start with a risk assessment. This should highlight the most obvious areas of danger and from there the right course should be clear.
If you are unsure please get in touch and we will help point you in the right direction however we cannot provide legal advice and it will be up to you to make the final decision on which course you need.


All of our first aid courses comply with the latest guidelines from the Resuscitation Council UK and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidance on First Aid 2016.
We are fully qualified to provide accredited and regulated first aid qualifications. Should you require Ofqual regulated certification then we process your certificate through the FAA (First Aid Awards).
We teach varied, engaging content that is tailored to be relevant to your specific requirements and group.
We will continue to push the boundaries of exciting education with the use of new and innovative technologies.

FAA / Ofqual Regulation
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