I did this course in october 2013 as I wanted to add to my skill set and medically on top of my FPOS-I which I had previously done a couple of years before. All the pre course information and admin was fine and arrived in advance of attending the course.
I had picked Exmed because they had designed the course and again it was the name that was important with regard to future work same as when people ask you where did you do your course and who with.
So arrived in Hereford at the accomadation which was in the main building a very nice older style hotel that the company actually own and booked in. The room was very nice comfortable and the facilities at the hotel were very good a bar area dining room and lounge area where you could relax or study all in all very good.
The course is broken down into five days monday to friday and was a mixed bag of all types we had serving soldiers guys on the circuit security consultants and even a paramedic as well as a couple of people becoming Exmed instructors.
The course is very hands on and the instructors make sure that everybody gets all the information and practice that they need nothing was too much trouble and were more than happy to answer questions or give advice if needed. They also had various different backgrounds from ex military to serving paramedics even a doctor.
You constantly through the week run over the skills and drills in repition to get all the numonics and everything second nature which takes a couple of days to get into the swing of things and get the muscle memory cullminating in a thursday night exercise to put it all into practise in your groups. Then on friday is a written exam to make sure it all gone in ok.
I enjoyed the week learned a great deal and was happy with the content. From my point of view with regard to costings the course is expensive and seeing their are other providers charging a lot less for the qualification this may be something to consider however I wanted the name of the company because of their reputation in the industry but that was a personal choice.