About

Established by Flora Schnider in 2006, Elements First Aid is a training centre approved to deliver OfQual, SQA and ITC First accredited courses and qualifications. 


Flora is the Centre Manager and Head of Training for Elements First Aid. She is an experienced, professional trainer and has been delivering courses for over 10 years. She is also a qualified Emergency Medical Technician with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and has over 15 years experience working on front line 999 ambulances and the fast response car (FRU) in central London.  

Flora is currently studying for a Certificate of Higher Education in Emergency Medical Care which will allow her to secure registration as a Paramedic with the Health Professions Council. 

As a keen skier/snowboarder, mountain biker, hill walker and dinghy sailor, Flora also loves to travel and has spent several winter seasons in the mountains, time trekking in Nepal and backpacking around Mexico, Belize, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

As an enthusiastic, dynamic trainer, courses are fun, practical, interactive and delivered with the added benefit of very real personal first aid experience.

Richie is an Assistant Trainer, ITC Assessor and Administrator of Elements First Aid Training. He is a qualified snowboarding instructor with 8 winter seasons in the mountains under his belt. Richie is passionate about the outdoor environment and is trained in backcountry and avalanche awareness. He has personal experience of helicoptor mountain rescue and has a few things to say about spinal injuries!   

Elements First Aid also has access to a small network of additional approved trainers to assist when required. ITC trainers come from a range of backgrounds and have a variety of different interests and specialities that can be matched to your specific training requirements. They are aware of  the specific needs of various environments and fully understand the issues, dilemmas and judgments required in an emergency.

Trainers approved by Elements and ITC undergo a rigorous training programme which allows them to deliver innovative, practical training courses. They are monitored and supervised by a national registration scheme, undergo regular updates and are aware of current best practice throughout the world as well as following UK and European guidelines.

ITC trainers are continually monitored and are re-licenced annually.  They all have a teaching qualification, are members of the Institute for Learning (IFL) and must provide evidence of continued professional development (CPD).