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Neil Rodgers


Company Position: Director / Trainer

Neil Rodgers, Director and TrainerNeil started teaching first aid in 2003 working as a freelance first aid trainer for a number of local, and national first aid training organisations. Despite learning a great deal whilst working with these training organisations he felt that, their training methods were sometimes lacking.

As a result, he established 2nd Chance First Aid in 2005 to provide high quality first aid training to clients with a national coverage.

The emphasis is on making the training fun, enjoyable but most importantly memorable. Neil believes that as first aid is a practical subject, training should reflect this by being as practical as possible. Plenty of time is dedicated to ensuring students will be as prepared as possible for a real life first aid emergency.


Neil's first aid background started back in 1988 when at the age of fourteen he achieved a first aid qualification through the local Army Cadet Force. Since then he has held various first aid qualifications at different levels. He joined the Royal Engineers (Army) in 1995 serving in the UK, Poland, Germany, Bosnia & Croatia using his first aid skills on numerous occasions.

After leaving the Army in 2001, Neil joined Gloucestershire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, qualifying as an Emergency Medical Technician. Working full time on emergency ambulances, Neil gained most of his first aid experience being exposed to all types of medical emergencies on a daily basis.

Leaving the NHS in 2006 to concentrate on developing 2nd Chance First Aid further, Neil continues to spend time working on emergency ambulances in the private sector to ensure his skills remain current and up to date.

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Neil delivers First Aid training courses to Gloucestershire County Council's staff and foster carers. Neil's training style is friendly but professional  and is always able to develop a good rapport with the group. This ensures that delegates are relaxed to enough to participate in the exercises, ask questions, enjoy & learn from the course. He is enthusiastic when delivering training and individually encourages the delegates with the practical exercises.  Neil draws upon his vast experience & knowledge as a first aider by giving practical examples which delegates always find beneficial. He also ensures that the courses meets the delegates' needs and is therefore very flexible in approach.
We always get positive feedback from Neil's courses and I have personally attended one of  Neil's courses which I thoroughly enjoyed and learnt from. I would not hesitate to recommend Neil for first aid training. (Tracey Stephens, Workforce Advisor, Glos CC)