Education & Training

Heartbeat NWCC is committed to reducing the risk of Cardiovascular disease in the North West of England, through First Aid Training and Lifestyle Education.

Did you know

  • Diseases of the heart and circulatory system (or CVD) were the second most common cause of death in the United Kingdom in 2014, CVD caused 27% of all deaths and cancers caused 29%
  • In the UK, more than 25% of all deaths of people aged 65 and over are caused by cardiovascular disease
  • Around 28,000 women die from a heart attack each year in the UK – that’s three every hour
  • Coronary heart disease kills more than twice as many women as breast cancer in the UK
  • 1 million men and nearly 500,000 women are living with the after effects of a heart attack
  • Every 6 minutes, someone in the UK is struck by a heart attack
  • Every 12 minutes someone in the UK will have a stroke
  • Stroke causes nearly 40,000 deaths in the UK each year, 74% of strokes occur in people aged 65 and over.

Heartbeat is dedicated to raising the awareness of this preventable disease through; information on our website, delivery of regular talks/workshops, conferences and awareness raising events.

Accredited first aid training courses

  • Onsite annual first aid training for a clinical setting – We base our courses on the latest Resuscitation Council (UK) recommendations which are designed to meet the needs of all health care professionals wishing to revise their knowledge. BLS Clinical setting flyer
  • Workplace first aid courses – We deliver the 3 Day FAW (First Aid at Work) and 1 day EFAW (Emergency First Aid at Work), throughout the North West. Our training centre is in Preston, alternatively why not get us to come on-site to your premises!
  • Paediatric first aid courses – We offer several Paediatric First Aid training courses whether you require training as a Nanny or Child minder, wish to register on the Early Years or Child carer’s register, coach a children’s sports team at weekends or simply a parent who would like to know what to do if your child is taken ill or injured then we have a course that suits.
  • Volunteers first aid training – As a charity we know how important volunteers are to you and the many activities you provide, why not give your volunteers the opportunity to learn some emergency first aid skills.  We run on site volunteers’ first aid sessions for many charities in the North West.  Would you like to give something back to your volunteers?

Automated External Defibrillator Packages

  • Without warning, a sudden cardiac arrest can strike people of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels. Having the right equipment and knowing how to respond can have a huge impact on someone’s survival rate, and may be the difference between life and death.
  • Please see attached details on our latest Defibrillator Packages.  If you’d like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


  • Schools PSHE workshops for primary schools – All of our workshop activities are curriculum-based and explore aspects of healthy living from the science, PSHE and PE schemes of work. Schools poster
  • Community talks and workshops – If you would like our input into your events, seminars, meetings or conferences, please contact us. Please click here for further details
  • Heart Start – Would you know what to do in a life-threatening emergency? To learn the simple skills that save lives, call 01772 717147 to book onto one of our Heartstart sessions. Sessions are free of charge but we welcome voluntary donations which help with the upkeep of the equipment and enable us to run future courses.
  • Corporate cardiac wellbeing packages – coming soon – Our wellness packages are unique in that they will be tailored to fit your organisations needs.
  • Heart disease is common both in the population at large but also in the population of working age. It is estimated that heart disease, including stroke and high blood pressure, is responsible for more costs than any other disease or injury.  By 2020 the UK population will include 19 million people over the age of 60 years, since many CVDs are more common in an aging population, it is likely that these demographic changes will have impact on all aspects of heart disease and work.
  • Almost half of women (45%) and almost two fifths of men (37%) working in UK offices spend less than 30 minutes a day walking around at work.
  • Sedentary behaviour can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease. It has also been associated with obesity and weight gain, a key risk factor for coronary heart disease. Yet statistics show the average person sits for almost nine hours a day and almost 70% of an office worker’s average sitting time is at work.
  • Sickness absence costs UK businesses £14 billion a year, so a healthy workforce makes good business sense

For more information regarding any of our training and education packages please contact

Partnership Working

We are proud to announce that The Harris Charity are supporting our education programme in 2016.

The Harris Charity

For more information please click here…