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Outdoor First Aid Course

16 Hour Outdoor First Aid Course

Suitable For Mountain Leaders, Mountain Bikers, Teachers taking Skiing trips for Schools, Colleges and Universities.


Certificate in Outdoor First Aid

The outdoor environment nearly always means that the casualty has to be looked after for a longer time scale than is typical in an urban setting.


This course is designed to meet the needs of those working away from immediate assistance in the remote regions of the UK.

It is taught by trainers who are fully at home in the outdoors and understand the issues, dilemmas and judgments required when dealing with incidents in potentially hostile, remote environments.


Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the candidate, there is no final examination. Those who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard are awarded a certificate that is valid for three years. The certificate entitles the candidate to be a First Aider for 3 years from date of issue. No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course.


Course Timings

09:00 -18:00 on both days. We have to have at least 16 contact hours with everyone attending this course which means that it will both start and end promptly.


Course Content

•Vital signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour

•Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents. ABCDE.

•Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse. Safe Airway Positions.

•Breathing Problems - choking

•Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock

•Damage – treatment of injury: head, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques

•Environmental Considerations – hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries. Acute mountain sickness.

•Casualty Monitoring

•Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

•Common Illnesses – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy

•Other Illnesses - Weils disease, Lyme disease etc

•Awareness of current regulations

•Safe best practice


Booking a Course

We can run in-house training at your venue for groups of 4 - 12 per instructor. You simply need a room large enough to not only seat everyone but also to allow them to lie on the floor and be rolled around without bumping into furniture or each other.


These are high quality, fun and practical courses which give all those attending the skills and confidence that they need should a first aid situation arise. We always receive excellent feedback from trainees who always find that they enjoy the day much more that they had expected.

Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.


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