This course equips the outdoor practitioner, worker, or National Governing Body outdoor sports instructor, with the skills and techniques required to deal with a first aid incident. Both in potentially remote and challenging environments, as well as more urban, close to home situations.

A flexible, environment specific course, the content can be related to any outdoor situation and adapted to the needs of the client.

Our Outdoor First Aid course covers the requirements for -

  • Forest School or Outdoor Woodland Learning Practitioners - covers child CPR, illness, choking
  • Mountain Bikers Leaders and Coaches (BC, CTC, MBLA, etc)
  • Mountain Leaders / Climbers and Instructors (IML, MLA, SPA, etc)
  • Ski Instructors (BASI etc)
  • Paddlesports coaches and instructors (BCU/SCA etc)
  • Sailors (RYA)
  • Forestry (+F requirements) and Ecologists
  • Remote First Aid
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Aquatic First Aid (BCU/SCA)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Assessors and Supervisors
  • Field Studies Tutors
  • Expedition Leaders

This blended style of course gives students maximum efficiency and flexibility whilst retaining a high quality of training and a dynamic learning environment.

Theoretical training done at your own pace and supported by multiple video demos and pages from our Digital First Aid Manuals  is followed by a Live Online Session with one of our trainers where the theory is contextualised to your situation.  Finally, a practical assessment is carried out in pairs allowing you to demonstrate the practical skills that you have been shown. 

How Does This Course Compare To Others?

The First Aid industry can be confusing! There are a variety of systems that give an academic ‘level ‘ to first aid courses. Our Outdoor First Aid 2 Days course is equivalent to:

  • RQF (Regulated Qualification Framework) Level 3
  • SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework) Level 6
  • IoL (Institute of Outdoor Learning) Band 3 Course - Outdoor First Aid 2 Day
  • REC (Remote Emergency Care) Level 3


First Aid Training Co-operative exceed the HSE Employers' Due Diligence requirements for first aid training providers.

We have ISO9001 Certification and are also members of the Federation of First Aid Training Organisations.

You can rely on our quality assured systems for the correct accreditation of your course.

Certificate Validity

3 Years

Course Content List

Course Content Includes:

  • Contents of a first aid kit
  • Accident reporting
  • Vital signs
  • A systematic approach to managing first aid incidents - ABCDE
  • Casualty Monitoring and casualty protection
  • Airway Management
  • Recovery Positions
  • Breathing Problems - cardiac arrest CPR inc AED use, drowning/child CPR, 
  • Heart attack, Angina, and other medical emergencies
  • Choking (adult and child)
  • Circulation Problems and treatment for shock 
  • Crush Injury and catastrophic blood loss if appropriate to the group
  • Damage – treatment of injuries to the: chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries, and helmet removal techniques and spinal management
  • Environmental Considerations – hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries
  • Environmental Illness : Weils disease, Lyme disease, Tick-borne Encephalitis, Animal bites and stings
  • Awareness of current regulations
  • Making emergency calls in different outdoor situations
  • Triage

Upcoming Events

We don’t currently have any public courses of this type scheduled. Please contact us to enquire about private course availability.

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