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Andrew Dickinson

Andrew joined the Ambulance Service in 1983 and, after completing basic training, took up a position with the Cumbria Ambulance Service as an Ambulance Technician.
Qualifying as a Paramedic in 1992, Andrew works for the North West Ambulance Service and is based at Kendal Ambulance Station Cumbria where he continues to work on front line emergency ambulances.
He has nearly 31 years experience with St. John Ambulance Cumbria as a volunteer; he has trained as an Instructor and Assessor for Operations and trains members across the county. Until recently Andrew was the Divisional Superintendent of a busy division and served as the County Ambulance Officer for Cumbria.
Andrew received an award presented to him in the House of Lords for exceptional service to St. John Ambulance for his actions during the height of the Cumbria floods of 2009.
Since 1999 he has dedicated his remaining spare time to teaching and assessing Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation skills to Community First Responder teams across South Cumbria for the North West Ambulance Service.
Andrew jointly holds the position of Medical Officers for the Westmorland County Agricultural Society.
Andrew Dickinson


Certificates and documents for Andrew Dickinson

This trainer holds the following certificates and documents. Copies are available for inspection on request.

Document TypeDescriptionAdded to SiteExpires
Paramedic registered with HCPCScreen Shot HCPC Register26/08/202131/08/2023
FAIB Trainer/Assessor registrationFAIB Trainer/assessor Registration09/07/202130/06/2022
Insurance CertificateFirst Aid Professional Liability, Public Liability and Malpractice Insurance Scheme -Zurich22/12/202003/01/2022
Paramedic registered with HCPCHCPC Paramedic registration09/08/2017n/a
Level 3 Award in Education and TrainingLevel 4 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong sector27/08/2014n/a


Testimonials for Andrew Dickinson

excellent curse well delivered and easy to understand

Sue Scott

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In the last six months Andrew Dickinson was a trainer on the following courses for Active First Aid Training Limited

DateCourse TypeLocation
24/08/2021Emergency First Aid at Work (+F)Cliburn