About Us

Would You Know What To Do?

See below for how we provide our services and details of our main Instructor

As well as certificating all of our training courses NUCO supports all of our trainers and monitors their performance. There are over 2,500 trainers supported by NUCO nationwide so, no matter what course you book, when it is scheduled or where in the country you can be sure that a trainer will be there that has been trained to the highest standards.


Chris Booth is our principal trainer who has a vast and varied experience in training in various environments, the use of and provision of first aid. He first started training Army cadets at the age of 15, while still at school. After leaving school Chris began studying the martial art of Aikido and, in 1993 became an instructor in his own right, gaining blackbelt status in 1994. As part of the instructors syllabus there was a need for a full first aid certificate. 

In 1995 Chris joined the prison service where he remained until 2013. In this 17 year service he saw and dealt with many first aid situations, from suicide and self harm to incidents of extreme violence. In January 2010 Chris succesfully completed the NUCO training First Aid at Work Instructor/Assessor course, primarily running courses in Paediatric and Emergency First Aid. In March 2011 Chris continued his development to include passing the NUCO training Defibrillation Instructors course. March 2012 saw Chris complete the West Midlands Ambulance Service First Person on Scene qualification and he became a member of the Rugby Community First Responders Team, gaining practical experience in trauma and immediate care of those in need of an emergency service. Chris has continued to develop his skills since then successfully completing the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Practitioner qualification at Nottingham University Hospital in November 2015 and in December renewed his First Aid at Work instructors certificate.

In March 2013 Chris made the decision to make the move to become a full time First Aid Instructor and created Sapphire First Aid Training with the aim of providing top quality but affordable training for anyone wanting to know how to preserve life until professional medical help arrives.

Since then Chris has seen a rapid expansion to the business. He has recently taken on the roll of First Aid Provider at events around the Rugby area, staffed by both NUCO instructors and those holding the First Person on Scene (FPOS) qualification issued by the IHCD.