Outdoor Instructor’s (16 hour) First Aid course

Please click the blue ‘Book Online’ button below to see our full list of ‘open’ courses currently available.  Our next course is going to on 5th and 6th December, near Chester, for the bargain price of £90 – 25% off the usual cost!

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Please contact me if you have a group and would like to book a course on alternative dates or at an alternative location.

The Outdoor First Aid course is based on the 16 hour syllabus required to re-validate National Governing Body awards, for example MLTB, BCU, RYA, Mountain Bike leaders, fieldworkers and teachers leading groups.  This is the only Nationally accredited outdoor first aid course, run according to a syllabus from an Ofqual assessed awarding body, and accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

This is the ideal course if you are likely to be in the position of leading a group of people in areas where definitive medical care is more than half an hour away.

Topics covered include:

  • Group and individual scene safety
  • Dealing with illness and collapse, assessing incidents.
  • Dealing with airway and breathing difficulties, including resuscitation.
  • Dealing with Bleeding and Shock.
  • Assessing and supporting damage to limbs.
  • Assessing and dealing with serious injuries to torso, head and neck.
  • Identifying life threatening illness and deciding on appropriate action.
  • Action planning for evacuation and monitoring of stabilised casualty.

All courses take place in an appropriate setting and can include remote locations. Extensive use of role play and systems based learning ensures that candidates build on successive layers of skills to emerge at the end of the course as competent first aiders. Your trainer will have a wide range of experience of different situations and locations and has ‘been there’ in a very real sense of the word!




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