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Why ARK Medical?

"Training by those that do the job, not just teach it"

ARK Medical Solutions is a Dorset based provider of First Aid courses and training, medical equipment supply and management. We are able to host all our courses from our training facility in Wareham, or for group and corporate bookings we can come to you. We cover Adult, Child (Paediatric) and Baby first aid courses, taught by serving Paramedics and 999 staff.

Please note our Wareham venue is located on the first floor, with no accessibility adjustments. To accommodate candidates with additional needs we are able to explore alternative dates and locations. 

Company No. 15475251
First Floor, 12 Westminster Rd.
Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4SN


At ARK Medical Solutions we pride ourselves in delivering personalised professional courses by “instructors that do the job, not just teach it”.

Our instructors don’t just hold a training qualification, but are experts in their field. Only instructors with previous or active emergency service experience are able to deliver our courses. We do this to ensure the best course possible for our clients, maximising learning opportunities and knowledge sharing. This sets us apart from the majority of first aid providers.

Unlike other providers all ARK trainers are serving, or have served, as 999 personnel bringing a wealth of experience and real life exposure to the classroom. Our on-site courses involve active participation and elements are reconstructed to make it as realistic as possible and cement learning.

At ARK Medical we are happy to accommodate bespoke requests for our clients and tailor our courses towards your business or individual needs. We can advise and recommend courses that meet your legal requirements, risk assessment, or own learning objectives.  


ARK instructors experience and current roles within the Police and Ambulance Services mean we have first-hand knowledge and understanding of their operating procedures. This places our courses in the unique position of educating candidates and familiarising them with the roles and responsibilities of the emergency services, and how you can assist them. We have a strong working relationship with the emergency services and can transfer this knowledge in our course delivery.

ARK medical was founded by two close friends and emergency service colleagues at the end of 2023. ARK Medical aims to deliver First Aid to individuals, businesses and organisations that meet their needs and offer bespoke first aid equipment management. We want First Aid to be available to all, enjoyable for all, learned by all. 

ARK Medical Solutions First Aid Training Courses and Supplies in Dorset

Get to Know Us

Ian Brown is a law enforcement Emergency Manager in the Operations Centre with decades of experience. Ian has an extensive training and teaching portfolio and has written and designed technical and creative training courses for all staff ranks. Ian has also served for His Majesty’s Coastguard for over 30 years, being first on scene at multiple medical incidents in that time. Ian brings his 999 skills and experience to ARK Medical and shares this in an open and knowledgable environment with candidates. Ian was awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year honours 2021, for services to Search and Rescue. 

Kyle Hickman is a former Police Officer with 10 years experience before moving to Australia, where he completed a Bachelors degree in Paramedicine. Kyle has served with the NSW Ambulance Service in Sydney, before returning to the UK where he worked in the Emergency Department at Poole Hospital, primarily in a Resuscitation Room capacity. For the past 2 years Kyle has been working on Frontline Ambulances and brings 18 years of 999 experience to ARK medical. 

Both Kyle and Ian are half the founding members of the Swanage Community Defibrillator Partnership, established in 2016 to fundraise and install 4 public access AED’s. Since foundation, they have excelled beyond all recognition with the fundraising and installation of over 40 public AED’s in the Purbeck area. 

By choosing ARK for your next course, you’re being taught by “those that do the job, not just teach it.”
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