About Us
We believe that everyone, regardless of age, should have a basic understanding of, and the competence and confidence in administering First Aid.

Whether at work or at a family BBQ, you never know when this training may be required, and it could potentially save someone’s life.

We are a family-run business located in the Angus area of Scotland who are passionate about the teaching of first aid, and we strongly believe that there’s no better life skill to have that the ability to save another. We founded CPD with the aim of putting our enthusiasm, expertise and experience within this area to good use.

We teach how we like to learn, ensuring that our training courses are fun and informative with an appropriate balance of theoretical and hands-on practical activities.

Our team possess a wealth of experience in the field of First Aid, and use examples of real-life situations that they have been involved in to support their teaching, whether that be from professional settings, or personal, with Claire and Peter being parents to two very energetic and accident-prone young boys!

Meet the team
Claire Davidson
Director & Course Tutor

Claire is our main course tutor here at CPD and has been teaching first aid courses for nearly 10 years.

Her expertise lies in WorkPlace First Aid and Paediatric First Aid. Claire was a Registered Nurse for over 10 years in a range of medical and surgical clinical settings at both Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and Ninewells Hospital in Dundee before deciding to start CPD.

She is also a Further Education Lecturer at Dundee & Angus College where she teaches the First Aid training courses provided by the college.

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Peter Davidson
Managing Director & Course Tutor

Peter teaches part time at CPD, specialising in Sport First Aid and providing First Aid training to bigger companies and organisations, where he tailors and teaches a course at the premises of the business.

He was formerly a Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise before assuming the roles of Head of Sports Science at Inverness Caledonian Football Club and Dundee United Football Club. Peter is Chief Executive of Montrose Community Trust, Interim Chief Executive of Montrose Community Hub and holds the role of Director on the Board(s) at Montrose Football Club, the European Football for Development Network (EFDN), the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), and is a board member of NHS Tayside.

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Charles (Gordon) Brown
Course Tutor

Gordon has been involved in First Aid in some shape or form since he joined the Armed Forces at the age of 16.

After the Armed Forces, he then worked in the Pharmaceutical industry for 34 years, most of them being a first aider, trainer and competing within the Scottish First Aid league.

He is currently the Heart Start Coordinator for Montrose and an active First Responder with Scottish Ambulance.

Married with grown up children, Gordon likes to head off in his motorhome with his wife and their border collie in his spare time.

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Linda Davidson
Course Tutor

Linda has a background in practical catering and hospitality management, and also spent 16 years as a Further Education Lecturer.

She possesses a wealth of knowledge in her specialist subject areas of Food Safety, Health & Safety, HACCP and Hazard Analysis, and for the last 16 years has delivered a range of REHIS and Alcohol Licensing Courses to businesses, organisations and individuals throughout the country.

Personal licence training has been a huge part of Linda's work since new legislation came into force in 2009 and she supports an extensive range of licensed premises to ensure they are compliant.

Linda is also a Licensing Board Trainer for local authorities throughout Scotland.

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