GDR Solutions - training and event medical specialists

GDR offers a wide range of accredited training courses from our dedicated training centre based in Newent, Gloucestershire.  The GDR teaching team is staffed entirely by emergency services professionals.

We deliver training in:

  • First Aid (Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid)
  • Pre-hospital care (First Response Emergency Care - FREC3 and FREC4)
  • Mental Health
  • Moving and Handling (Objects and People)
  • Safe Administration and Handling of Medication
  • Safeguarding
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Food Safety 
In addition to our range of open courses, we can also deliver in-house courses throughout the region (subject to min. numbers)

Training Calendar

Visit our training schedule to see upcoming training course availability, costs, course content with the ability to book your course online too - click here for details

Event Medical Cover

GDR cover a wide range of events including music festivals, art events, equestrian events, horse racing, motorsport and more - ranging from small events, to those with thousands of people in attendance.  Our clinical lead is a Paramedic and provides clinical oversight and if necessary advice to our on-site teams.  All of our team members are qualified in pre-hospital care, some with additional specialisms such as mental health.  Our teams are supported by a wide range of equipment to support their skill level, as well as resources such as dedicated stretcher carrying Ambulances, our mobile First Aid trailer, frontline equipped Ambulances to act as treatment points and more.  Contact us to discuss your requirements

Pre-hospital Care Training

Dedicated Gloucestershire based training centre

Dedicated resources for every delegate

4x4 stretcher carrying Ambulance capability

Socially distanced training courses

Mobile First Aid treatment centre capability

Established for over 15 years GDR Solutions is a independent training supplier,  specialising in First Aid Training Courses, as well as advanced courses such as trauma training throughout the Gloucestershire area.  Our focus is compliance training courses, enabling businesses to meet their legal obligations. 

Our courses are all taught by experienced tutors - both serving and ex-emergency services personnel.  All of our teaching team are active operationally within our First Aid Event Medical Team, providing Event First Aid cover throughout Gloucestershire, and the South West.  This enables us to offer you the very latest in first aid, health and safety and moving and handling training.  


We offer certificated workplace First Aid courses, which include Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work which allow employers to meet their legal requirements in relation to the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations (1981).  

We offer high level pre-hospital trauma training courses including the well recognised First Response Emergency Care (FREC) at Level Three and Level Four.

We also offer full certificated and accredited First Aid training for infants/children - from Paediatric First Aid, which meets the requirements of Ofsted and the EYFS, through and the one day Emergency Paediatric First Aid.  We also offer courses for children - Mini Medics, which makes learning first aid fun for children.

In addition, we also offer accredited courses in:

We have a diverse client base across the country, which includes:

  • Individuals
  • Schools, Nurseries & Playgroups
  • Sport Clubs, Dance Schools and Martial Arts
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • GP & Dental Practices
  • Local and National Charities (we offer a discount to voluntary and charitable organisations - contact us for further details)
  • Care / Nursing Homes

We are able to support all sizes, from individuals and microbusinesses, SME's through to large multi-national organisations.

Courses can be run at your own venue or as part of our open course programme from our training centre in Newent, Gloucestershire.  We are easily accessible 10 minutes from the M50 and 20 minutes from the M5.



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