Customer Reviews

Sean Davies Wessex Tree Care Ltd, April 2024You run an interesting course and hold people’s attention well. I learned more than ever and I think I’ve done twenty courses over the years” 

Alaw Ceris GWCT, April 2024 “I think it was one of the best courses I have been on, informative, interesting and interactive, I learned so much and the day flew by”

Lee Watson, February 2024 “Great 1st Aid +F course this weekend highly recommend Realism Training”

Paul, January 2024I recently attended a public 3 day FAW course with Realism training in Rhyl, this was without a doubt the best training I ever attended.
Marcus is a highly skilled trainer with plenty of real world experience to share, he made the course fun and entertaining and expertly demonstrated and assessed practical skills throughout.
I would highly recommend realism training to anyone who has the opportunity to attend one of their courses.

AG, November 2023 “I attended your first aid + f course about 18 months ago. I’m away in Tenerife and I come across a guy with a serious head injury who needed medial attention. Thanks to you and your amazing training, I administered first aid to the best of my abilities. He got taken away in an ambulance and I’m not sure how he is now. But the paramedics said, you’ve pretty much saved his life, and for this, I thank you Marcus

Andy Mcleod, September 2023 “Updated my First Aid +F yesterday with Realism Training (Marcus Davies) as you can imagine I’ve done a few over the years, this was by far the best industry focused coarse I’ve been on”

Liz’s Logs September 2023 “We would like to say a big thank you to for our first aid training today!
It was by far the most engaging first aid course I have been on with very realistic props – (I dare not share the photo of these as they were a bit too realistic for my liking- but feel free to ask me directly for them)!
Highly recommend.”

Robin, August 2023 “Thank you for all my training, I never thought I would use it until today , and not even work related .
I was involved as witness and medic for a motorbiker who lost his leg 🦵.
Thanks mate I owe you many many beers 🍻”

Maria de la Pava, August 2023 “Thank you again so much for your training and expertise! We learnt tons – beyond the usual first aid stuff – like how we all feel and react to these arranged “scenarios” and how we might react in real life, how to work as a team and right through to being very conscious of how we react, taking control of the situation and reassuring the causality. So we all feel much more empowered by having the knowledge we now have”

Louise Hart, August 2023 “Attended a EFAW+F on Thursday, fabulous trainer, left feeling confident! I attended as my husband works on an estate using chainsaws etc and I would be the first person to realise if he was ‘late’ and I know the area/woods he would be in and probably the first person he could make contact with. Any gamekeeper/estate workers wives/partners I would highly recommend this course. Thank you Marcus”

Beaver Tree Services Calderdale, May 2023 “Brilliant course and Marcus the trainer was so knowledgeable thank you. We all definitely learnt a lot to help us. Thank you”

Tim Stevenson, April 2023 “I’ve been involved in arb and forestry since 1987 and done several first aid courses. The +F First aid by Realism Training was by far the best , not only was it relevant to our industry but Marcus is a great trainer with enthusiasm and knowledge.”

Charlie Mcdonald, March 2023 “Great, thank you so much, really enjoyed it Marcus, and feel more prepared to deal with an emergency now, keep calm and carry on 👍highly recommend”

Michael Church, March 2023 “That was the best first aid course I’ve ever been on. Very entertaining and very good practical demos of major injury treatment which most courses don’t seem to cover. I think the visual realism makes more info stick in the mind, it was a day that’s going to be hard to forget”

Steve Brown, February 2023 “Fully immersive training experience today with Marcus, made the whole thing seem so straightforward and easy. All the information you need to be safe in the woods and nothing you don’t.
highly recommended! thanks”

Jack Todd, Steven Johnson Tree Services, February 2023 “Marcus is probably one of the best trainers iv come across 👌 full filled course with plenty of hands on activity unlike most, highly recommend!”

Mr Holden, February 2023 “Hands down one of the best training courses I’ve ever done”

Tree Heroes February 2023 “Massive thanks to Marcus for running an informative course that is industry applicable. Anyone looking to book first aid training for tree work look no further than this company. Highly recommended”

Mr Jones, Denbighshire BC January 2023 “Just completed a three day course with them, best First Aid course I’ve been on, highly recommended, First Class delivery by a first class company”

Wenna Roberts Rally4Wales, November 2022 “It’s the best First aid course I have been on fantastic, the information is much more likely to stick when you have enjoyed it”

Linda, Ty’n Llwyn Tree Services, September 2022 “Omg, enjoyed today so much… Thank you! I’ve come away feeling quite confident and feeling I’d be more on the ball if anything happened now at work”

Constant & Co, July 2022 “Thank you once again for a fantastic two days with us Marcus. The team and I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt so much. The way this course is run is truly inspirational, the realistic scenarios are fantastic and really help to see and understand the situations we could find ourselves dealing with. We look forward to having you back again soon”

Penny Lloyd, Clifford Jones Timber Ltd May 2022I really enjoyed the course, very comprehensive and informative, but still delivered in a no-nonsense practical format”

Gareth Jones, April 2022 Thank you for yesterday, would just like to tell you what a brilliant course you run!!! The way you relate it all to the work we do on a daily basis brings home that what you tell us will save our lives, I would highly recommend the course to anyone that ever uses a chainsaw. Keep up the good work.

Michael Wiles, April 2022. Me and 4 of the wiles team did the first aid +F
Very realistic scenarios, Marcus was a great teacher.
Made the day very enjoyable and teaches you what we needed to know
Highly recommended.

Simon Lees, Conwy Groundcare, February 2022.
Completed the brilliant forestry first aid course delivered by @realismtraining . Simple, easy to understand delivery and the ‘real life’ role play situations Marcus has brilliantly thought out give you the confidence required should you ever have to deal with a minor or worst case situation. Second time on this course and highly recommended. Individuals or businesses working in forestry, arb, grounds maintenance agriculture should seriously consider this course.

Phillip Hruza, Arboriculture, Bicton College, November 2021. Thanks again it was great to have you here, the students are all still buzzing about the course! We all agreed that was by far the best first aid course any of us had ever done!!

Alex Bean Derbyshire-Towle, November 2021. Just done my emergency first aid at work + forestry refresher with Realism Training Marcus Davies was a great instructor. I couldn’t recommend enough that people get some kind of training, even for day to day life, you could literally save a life. It could be even more vital with how long ambulances take now.

Simon O’Rourke – Tree Carving, November 2021. Fantastic first aid course from Marcus Davies at our workshop yesterday! Highly recommended for chainsaw users!

Josh Flowitt, Hawkins, Forestry Ltd, October 2021 I cannot recommend Marcus for the course enough, everything was well planned and thought out. The course moved at a good pace with a nice mix of classroom and hands on activities. Every question we had was answered fully and in great detail. It was great to be able to stock up our first aid kit with equipment we had used on the course, which is all well thought out and well made. I will not be using anyone else for first aid courses. 

John Sheldon, Fencetree, September 2021 On behalf of the lads & myself just wanted to say thank you for doing such a good job on Friday, it was a very engaging course & unlike some I have attended in the past didn’t get bogged down at any point. The hands on stuff was great, really helps fix the theory in the mind which I suppose is very much the whole point!

Chris Richardson, Enfys Engineering, July 2021 Thanks to marcus@ realism training for a fantastic first aid plus f course , excellent content delivered brilliantly, didn’t want to fall asleep once !! Highly recommended.

Giles Elliot Tree Surgery, June 2021 I will definitely ask Marcus to run the next first aid course we need. informative, interesting and never boring. Brilliant job

Morys Williams Tree Surgery, May 2021 EFAW + Forestry – Marcus is a fantastic instructor and kept the day enjoyable and educational. The realistic scenarios were great and definitely feel prepared and competent to deal with any incidents after the course. Highly recommend. Diolch

James Nicholls, Nicholls Tree Services, May 2021 Honestly that was the most informative, interesting course I have done! I loved the scenario training, which I think everyone should experience. Top Job!

Rob May, Evolution ArbTech, May 2021 Well, we’re covered for another 3 years from today!
The best first aid course in the world supplied by Realism Training
A huge thank you to Marcus for all the hard work he puts into every session, gushing wounds, running saws, and spurting blood and all! The man is a legend 🤘🏼

Matthew McCormack, March 2021
Did my training with Marcus was great training. The realistic scenarios are amazing for getting your mind set for what to do in the situation. Great job

Arwel, Skyline Tree Services, February 2021 We have always said that first aid courses can always be a pain in the back side and very boring for the job that we do.
On the other hand this +F course you delivered for us was just fantastic, the practical side of the course was just brilliant and the knowledge and understanding you passed on to us throughout the day was just priceless. We look forward to seeing you again in 3 years time.

Keith, Webber Trees, January 2021. We think your training is great and I don’t see how you could make it any better.

Stephen Johnson Tree Services, January 2021. Thanks again for a very informative, hands on first aid course, we all agree it’s the best training we’ve ever had.

Fiona Lewis Euroforest, December 2020. Many thanks for yesterday, the team thoroughly enjoyed it. Your delivery of the course was fantastic, and the blend between the theory and real life scenarios was engaging.

David Geall, October 2020. Today i had the pleasure of meeting Marcus for a first aid +F course. I can honestly say that the knowledge he has passed to me and my colleagues is first rate. It was delivered in an insightful and charismatic way that can only inspire to help others where possible. The props he uses really add a realistic feel to the course and really add the realistic feel needed to drive home the seriousness of what can happen in the arboricultural industry. Can’t recommend him enough. Will be booking him again in the future.

Ed Benton Golden Tree Surgeons, Oct 2020 We had Marcus Davies with us yesterday for a first aid course. Absolutely brilliant course, very well prepared and presented. All of our staff really enjoyed it engaged well with Marcus and came away better for it. Would highly recommend and will definitely have him back.

Dylan Jones Harvesting, October 2020 Brilliant training off Marcus today. Very professional and accurate with the seriousness of first aid these days. Highly recommend.

Euan Paterson, September 2020. Would highly recommend Realism Training. The course Marcus ran was absolutely brilliant as he created realistic scenarios to learn from. Marcus himself created a fun and easy learning atmosphere while also creating a safe environment to work in during these crazy covid times!

Marchal Emery, September 2020 Very informative training with everything covered in the forestry first aid and great use of practical scenario’s with a mix of classroom learning to keep the day interesting and engaging. Would highly recommend.

Huw Roberts, HSEQ Manager, Proarb, August 2020. I just thought I’d write to thank you for delivering a +F first aid course for us yesterday. Ed said that your natural enthusiasm for the subject and innovative teaching style was more engaging and informative than any course he’d attended before. I must stress that this is high praise as I’ve never heard anybody enthuse about a first aid course before.… I am now looking forward to the expiry of my current certificate!

Geraint Evans T W & G W Evans Ltd, August 2020. It was the best first aid course we have been on learnt more than we did on previous courses and will recommend you to other people who want to do a course.

Matt Owen Arbserv Ltd-Tree Management, August 2020
Great training, best I’ve been on, no nonsense straight to the point.

Robin Parker-Jones July 2020 Thank you Marcus for an exciting course very informative and made fun with stories and humour, enjoyed the practical hands on too
Thanks again will pass your details on to others .

Michael, Bailey Tree Services June 2020 A brilliant and enjoyable course set out by Marcus at Realism Training, learnt a lot more than I thought I would and had a laugh doing it, highly recommend to anyone with small or large team in the tree industry. Thanks again Marcus

Mark, M Hodson Tree Services June 2020 Great course , delivered perfectly By Marcus.
Highly recommend to anyone looking at doing first aid courses!
At this current time Marcus takes social distancing and hygiene very seriously and has formed the course well around it.

Nicole Perry, Beaver Tree Services, May 2020. Absolutely fantastic day with Marcus following the Covid-19 guidelines to help get 6 of us first aid trained today. Excellent use of examples and the blood and gore 100% recommend.

Jonathan Pickles, Lancashire Tree Services, March 2020. We had a great day training with Marcus learning about first aid at work +f. I would highly recommend Realism Training. It’s money well spent.

Layton, idverde Feb 2020. Had a brilliant day today learning proper first aid for our industry all the lads got involved and payed attention not your average course its made so realistic it hits home how serious it can be thanks again Marcus

Alastair Buchanan, AMIS Tree Care, Feb 2020 It’s fair to say that this was one of the best first aid training days that I have ever done and I have done plenty. Usually they can be boring and you are desperate for the end of the day. Not with this training. Marcus is great at keeping everybody involved and the realism aspect is amazing. With plenty of realistic scenarios including fake blood and arteries flowing it couldn’t get any better. I will definitely have the confidence if this happens for real. He also sells brilliant trauma packs that I couldn’t make for the same price. Brilliant and thanks again.

Mark Jacobs, Feb 2020. Easily the best first aid training I’ve ever had. Marcus is an exceptional trainer and the endless supply of real life situations was amazing. great to get hands on in a real scenario and drill the options, instead of sitting indoors pretending you can do it. I would 100% recommend the efaw+f course and realism training. I loved that everyone was involved and there were more than enough supplies so everyone had an example of what we were doing e.g tourniquet or Israel bandage, so much better than just passing one around to look at. brilliant

Mike Sharp Underhill & Sharp Tree Surgery Ltd Jan 2020. Marcus is a talented trainer. His professional skills mixed with his life experience provides a unique and enjoyable experience in an often lack lustre industry. The course provides essential life saving information taught in an easy to understand method. This guys the man!!! Why use anyone else.

Paul Cockcroft, Tree Heroes Ltd, Jan 2020. Awesome first aid course run by Marcus yesterday. Really enjoyable and the lads took plenty away from it.
I particularly liked the joke about the mountain biker being parsley sighted.
Thanks Marcus. We’ll be booking with you again

Luke Evans, Midland Logging Company Ltd, Nov 2019. Excellent training provided to my team, wouldn’t go any were else for our courses keep up the good work

Davis Clark, Nov 2019. A very good course covering various scenarios, with a good balance of theory and practical. Marcus is very knowledgeable, with a good sense of humour and a great approach to teaching. Not your average course that would generally bore me half to death.. highly recommended!

Emyr Price, EPC Forestry, Nov 2019. Many thanks to Marcus for his first aid course last Friday, best first aid course we have ever attended, we will all be much more at ease if we have to deal with an emergency, knowing that Jonathan had a blood phobia he engaged with Jonathan & put him at ease throughout the course. Recommended. Many thanks

Robin Howells, Howells Tree Surgery, Oct 2019. Marcus does an incredible job of giving you confidence to deal with pretty much every eventuality. He is clear, informative, concise, hugely knowledgeable and most importantly, fun! I cannot recommend him and his courses highly enough. Amazing value for money and so worth while.

Ian Willis, Oct 2019. Completed the EFAW+F course today; first class presentation, interesting, relevant & very enjoyable.

Julie Lack-Jones, Constant & Co Ltd, July 2019. Realism training is fantastic and we can not recommend Marcus more, the different real and relevant scenarios was fantastic, the teams were fully engaged and thoroughly enjoyed it (even the squeamish ones ), Marcus’s true belief and energy in what he does really come through and makes it not just a extremely great learning course but thoroughly enjoyable.
We look forward to
Welcoming Marcus back next year for the next batch.

Anthony Lambert, Treeclear UK, July 2019. Had a great day with Marcus and realism training today in wales. The delivery of the classroom session made first aid interesting and enjoyable.
The forestry related realistic scenarios where fantastic, a great way of delivering a potential life saving subject.
I would recommend anyone in the industry to attend the realism first aid course as one day you might need to use it!
Thank you Marcus for putting realism training out there its been very very informative and educational.

Tim Perrett, Perrett Fencing Ltd, June 2019. Fantastic team training day with Marcus from Realism training. Does exactly what he says on the tin, we all feel far better equipped to look after ourselves and each other from what we learnt, saw and did. Trucks and bangers now fully equipped with latest trauma kits – we hope we never need to use them!

Bethan Stevens, June 2019. Highly recommend! Thank you from all girls and Callum  Tread Bach Nursery ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Andy Duffy, June 2019. Had an absolutely awesome day with Marcus at Realism Training, his effort and detail that he’s put into the hands on realistic trauma is Outstanding. An awesome amount of kit and a course delivered perfectly, with professionalism and humour, I’ve done many courses before where you could fall asleep, this one I could happily do again and again. my wife will be doing the same one asap, and the trauma kits he sells are an absolute bargain too. Thanks Marcus

Ben Pocklington, May 2019 I had an amazing day with Marcus as the first aid instructor.
He brought the theory together with the practical seamlessly and left me with no questions at the end of the day.
Although the practical is somewhat bloody and daunting, it is a great way to practice in the field and gain confidence in dealing with serious situations.
I feel confident that if anything were to happen to me or others around, I would be able to deal with it calmly and confidentiality.
Thank you

Charlie Wright, Front Row Fencing, May 2019. We did this course today and it was best first aid course I have done, Marcus did a great job and I came away feeling more confident and feel like I could be of use in an emergency now. Which some courses I don’t think I have felt as confident.

Phil Dunford, Chainsaw Training, April 2019. A great day’s training on forestry first aid. The best and most interesting first aid course I’ve done, taught by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor. I thoroughly recommend this course.

Geraint Bateman, April 2019. Great advanced first aid training. covered some serious topics whilst really enjoying ourselves.

Bob Salvin, April 2019 Brilliant practical training, very relevant and excellent trainer with good sense of humour. 

First Aid at Work Training here @ Rhyd y creuau, April 2019
Brilliant course, staff thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt lots. Highly recommend

Cai Justin Roberts, March 2019, Very good course. Very informative and covers a variety of different injuries.

Fin Wilson, March 2019. Definitely would recommend training with realism training. Very fun and very informative course with Marcus

Jermey Pickard, March 2019. Just finished EFAW+f course, excellent training and course content given by Marcus, highly recommend this course and trainer, to all forestry personnel and related companies.

Shaun Williams, March 2019. One of the best first aid courses i have done. The use of artificial limbs and fake blood make things a lot more realistic! Marcus has a wealth of knowledge and instructs in a fun and positive way! Thanks for all the banter as well!!

Huw Evens March 2019. Marcus was great at putting things over plain and simply,would recommend to attend

Sam Duckworth, March 2019. Highly recommend this course. Marcus kept us engaged, we had a laugh and enjoyed it, while also coming out with the knowledge and confidence to handle all work accident situations. I couldn’t recommend this course enough.

Alex Bean Derbyshire-Towle, Nov 2019. Highly recommend this course. Marcus kept us engaged, we had a laugh and enjoyed it, while also coming out with the knowledge and confidence to handle all work accident situations. I couldn’t recommend this course enough.

Sion Jones, Oct 2019. Marcus delivered an excellent first aid training today. Highly recommended.

Elizabeth Morris, Machine Operator May 2018
Couldn’t recommend this first aid training more. Practical and hands on!! 1st class course. Wouldn’t go anywhere else now for first aid training. Will 100% recommend. Thanks for putting together such a great course Marcus!