I attended the G4S (Phoenix) FPOS-I course as a 'bolt on' to a Close Protection course by the same provider. The course itself was well planned and supported with very good learning aids. The instructors had a wealth of experience and were not affraid to pass this on, both practically or anecdotally. The course was perfectly pitched catering for both experienced medical professionals (there was a para medic from Eire on the course) to complete novices (a civilian looking at gaining medical training to assist his hobby of extreme sports).
The the course is very good value for money and can be attended as a residential course or 'living out'. The facilities offered by G4S are second to none. The food is first class and the staff are more than accommodating. I cannot recommend this course enough and now feel ready to enter the big wide world.