About Sussex First Aid Courses

Established in 2001, Sussex First Aid Courses (SFAC) is one of the South's leading training providers in Qualsafe approved first aid, health and safety and industry-specific CPD training courses.

Whilst all of our courses are available in our Sussex training venues, we are also able to visit your place of work to conduct standard training or bespoke courses which are tailored to your needs.

Our approach to training

Here at Sussex First Aid Training, we combine these 5 key features in every course:

  • High-quality instructors with considerable real-life experience

  • Bespoke training which is tailored to your needs (we can even train at your workplace)

  • Qualsafe regulated and nationally recognised courses

  • Interesting and interactive learning in a friendly environment

  • A focus on building knowledge, skills and confidence

Quality in Qualification

Managing Director. HCPC Paramedic. Clinical Lead.  Internal Quality Assurer.

Garry has been involved in first aid and emergency care for those in need for over 35 years. Garry is author of The UK's first rescue ready medical emergencies in the dental practice manual with flow charts, treatment guides and emergency drug protocols.

Garry is a HCPC Paramedic and brings a wealth of experience with his teaching. As part of this work, Garry has worked in partnership with the West Sussex Fire Service and their co-responding units, delivering Basic Life Support and Automatic External Defibrillation training and teaches ILS training with Virgin Alantic cabin staff.


Garry specialises in medical emergencies with-in the dental practices and teaches in hundreds of dental practices around the UK giving many talks on management on medical emergencies within the dental practices for clients including the BDA and three years running at the Hove Implant Centre, CPD Conference day that is conducted at the University of Sussex.

Garry brings a unique blend of personal experience and many years of practical application to his work. Acknowledged as a dynamic, personable and practical speaker, Garry combines his own experience with his knowledge and sense of humour to effectively communicate his teaching.

Garry Perkins

BDS MFDS Rcs eng Pg Cert Sed DCHyp

Clinical Lecturer Sedation

Medical Clinical Hypnotherapist

Dr Munir has been providing his services for over 10 years.

He is currently a Clinical Lecturer in Conscious Sedation at The Royal London Hospital. He also Lectures postgraduate students attending the Pain Management and Sedation Course at the Eastman Dental Institute. Munir has also been trained in acupuncture for the head and neck region and obtained a Medical Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and runs specialised nervous patient clinics. He completed training as a Senior House Officer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Kingston and St. Georges Hospitals. During his various postings he was awarded The Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons, England.

He has also completed his postgraduate training in Intra-Venous/Oral/Inhalation (gas and air) sedation at the Eastman Dental Institute. Munir is available by appointment, where he offers the following treatments under local anaesthetic, with or without IV Sedation; general dentistry, routine extractions of wisdom teeth, difficult & surgical extractions of other teeth, retained roots. 

Dr.M.Ravalia is contactable here


GDC Registration number: 80995


Internal Quality Assurer Manager. First Aid Trainer. Community First Responder.

Nikki is our Internal Quality Assurer Manager. First aid has been part of Nikki’s life since 1989. Nikki has steadily built her skills and experience in this area and teaching first aid our is her passion.


Nikki is also a Community First Responder trainer and assessor for the South East Coast Ambulance Service.

As part of her Community Responder and tutor, Nikki has had many opportunities to put into practice many of the practical skills taught in first aid training. Her clinical background has been essential for delivering excellent first aid tuition.

Nikki McIvor

Qualified NMC Registered Midwife. First Aid Trainer/ Assessor.

I am a fully qualified NMC registered Band 6 Midwife and Founder of TummytoMummy. I have been qualified for 3 years after graduating my BSc Midwifery Degree with Distinction at The University of the West of Scotland.

I have a number of years previous NHS service in South East Coast Ambulance Service as a fully qualified IHCD Ambulance frontline crew. 

Jen McLean

HCPC Paramedic. First Aid Trainer.

Damon is a HCPC Paramedic with over ten years experience in front line emergency work and First Aid training. Damon brings a wealth of experience as a front line medic and First Aid Trainer. Damon has a keen interest in First Aid at Work courses, Basic Life Support and Automatic External Defibrillation training.

Damon's teaching style is to ensure the learner enjoys the hands on practical approach bringing a friendly and enjoyable course.

Damon Chaston

Office administrator

Samuel is based in the office and manages the smooth running of the organisation, including organising course training dates and certification. 

Samuel Perkins

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