Outdoor First Aid 2 Days – 16 Hours

First Aid Training Co-operative are Outdoor First Aid experts.  All of our trainers are experienced practitioners, and highly skilled educators. This means your course will be memorable, informative, and enjoyable!

“The Gold Standard in Outdoor First Aid Courses”

Approved courses

Our 2 Day Outdoor First Aid Course covers all the requirements of National Governing Body (NGB) Instructor Awards in the UK, including:

  • ✅ Forest School or Outdoor Woodland Learning Practitioner
  • ✅ Mountain Bikers Leaders and Coaches
  • ✅ Mountain Leaders / Climbers and Instructors (MLA)
  • ✅ Snowsports Instructors (BASI)
  • ✅ Paddlesports coaches and instructors (BCU/SCA)
  • ✅ 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

Why choose us?

We’ve provided more than 3,700 hours of outdoor first aid training in the last 3 years alone, and have over 40 public courses on our calendar for this year, making us the biggest provider of publicly available courses in Scotland.

  • High quality, scenario based first aid training, inside and outside. No shortcuts, no irrelevant stories
  • Our trainers all have a background of leadership in the outdoors and have top notch first aid skills as paramedics, as part of mountain rescue teams or as regular practitioners
  • We’ve been delivering Outdoor First Aid courses with our partners since 2007 and have taught 1000’s of students in that time.
  • We work across the UK and worldwide, and are Scotland’s largest provider of outdoor first aid – more dates, more venues, more courses

We’re a Co-operative, we work together to provide the best service and training possible. We deliver First Aid training across Scotland, the UK and internationally to a huge range of different clients.

Our ISO 9001 certification means you can be sure of our high standards in quality management. Our robust Quality Assurance system also means we easily surpass the HSE’s Due Diligence regulations for employers too.

Reviews – Top Rated

“Most engaging and practical programme done in a long time. Great Delivery, superb humor and realistic approach to the topic. Pace was appropriate, nice pragmatic view of the content. Great fun, many thanks.” – R. Harrison

“Excellent course, well suited for the outdoor sports enthusiast or leader. Definitely better than previous first aid courses I have attended” – M. Brown

“Great Day – delivery was fun, informative + effective, not boring or tiring! Really enjoyable and feel much more confident for First Aid.” – N. Soutar

“Pitched very well at the required level. Well resourced, explained and supervised. Thoroughly enjoyable learning.” – K. Wood

“Overall, I feel that this has been the most enjoyable and informative first aid course I have attended. I really enjoyed how it was more practical than classroom based. Would definitely recommend to others in the future. Thank you!” – S. Thomson-Mitchell

“Very enjoyable, informative course. Well delivered. Thanks” – A. Dunlop

“Thank you very enjoyable. Good pace & mix of theory and practical, never boring. Much better than other providers.” – K. Torrance

“Probably the most enjoyable First Aid course I have been on, much more relaxed and teaching was really good, engaging and this helped to keep my attention throughout. Thanks!” – K. Webster

“Tom made the two days fly by – kept it upbeat and changed activities regularly.” – C. Howie

“I have to say it was the most enjoyable and best first aid course I have been on, and I have done loads. Thanks” – A. Cain

To see for yourself how helpful and enjoyable our 2 Day Outdoor First Aid Course can be, book now.

What you’ll learn

Whatever activity you specialize in – from mountain biking to kayaking to skiing – our comprehensive 16-hour course will cover all the most important first aid situations you need to know, including:

  • The life signs to look out for in a casualty
  • The ABCDE of managing first aid situations
  • Airway Management – the Recovery Position and other real-world variations
  • Breathing Problems – the different types of CPR, and when to use them
  • Head and spinal injuries – working with a team
  • Hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries
  • Common illnesses and medical emergencies – how to spot and treat them effectively
  • Animal bites and stings
  • An up-to-date look at the regulations you need to know

And more…

PLUS, we also teach safe helmet removal as standard – a potentially life-saving technique that many other course providers leave out. And as much as possible, your trainer will adapt and tailor the course to your specific requirements, and the type of real-life situations you’re likely to face.

As Scotland’s largest provider of publicly available two-day courses in Outdoor First Aid, we almost certainly have a course starting soon near you.

Click here to see a list of upcoming courses and book your place.

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Equivalence

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) Level 3
  • REC (Remote Emergency Care) Level 3

Book Private or ‘In-house’ courses

We regularly deliver bespoke Outdoor First Aid courses for private clients at their venue. These are specifically tailored to be relevant to you and your situation.

Book Public courses

We are Scotland’s largest provider of public Outdoor First Aid courses, register now for your preferred course using the calendar below.

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20 Jun 2019

21 Jun 2019

Crosshill, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 8BA

04 Jul 2019

05 Jul 2019

124 Portman Street, Glasgow, G41 1EJ

06 Jul 2019

07 Jul 2019

South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

24 Aug 2019

25 Aug 2019

South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

24 Aug 2019

25 Aug 2019

Inverness Youth Hostel, Victoria Dr, Inverness, IV2 3QB, United Kingdom

28 Aug 2019

29 Aug 2019

Milngavie Glasgow G62 8EL

05 Sep 2019

06 Sep 2019

Links Road, Queens Links, Aberdeen, AB24 5NN Parking is available

07 Sep 2019

08 Sep 2019

Crosshill, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 8BA

21 Sep 2019

22 Sep 2019

South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

05 Oct 2019

06 Oct 2019

Inverness Youth Hostel, Victoria Dr, Inverness, IV2 3QB, United Kingdom

05 Oct 2019

06 Oct 2019

Murray Place, Perth, PH1 1NJ

24 Oct 2019

25 Oct 2019

South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

02 Nov 2019

03 Nov 2019

124 Portman Street, Glasgow, G41 1EJ

14 Nov 2019

15 Nov 2019

Crosshill, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 8BA

16 Nov 2019

17 Nov 2019

Links Road, Queens Links, Aberdeen, AB24 5NN Parking is available

28 Nov 2019

29 Nov 2019

Inverness Youth Hostel, Victoria Dr, Inverness, IV2 3QB, United Kingdom

30 Nov 2019

01 Dec 2019

South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

07 Dec 2019

08 Dec 2019

Milngavie Glasgow G62 8EL

11 Jan 2020

12 Jan 2020

124 Portman Street, Glasgow, G41 1EJ

18 Jan 2020

19 Jan 2020

South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

01 Feb 2020

02 Feb 2020

Inverness Youth Hostel, Victoria Dr, Inverness, IV2 3QB, United Kingdom

06 Feb 2020

07 Feb 2020

Links Road, Queens Links, Aberdeen, AB24 5NN Parking is available

08 Feb 2020

09 Feb 2020

Crosshill, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 8BA

22 Feb 2020

23 Feb 2020

South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

29 Feb 2020

01 Mar 2020

Murray Place, Perth, PH1 1NJ

12 Mar 2020

13 Mar 2020

Milngavie Glasgow G62 8EL

19 Mar 2020

20 Mar 2020

South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

23 Apr 2020

24 Apr 2020

Crosshill, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 8BA

25 Apr 2020

26 Apr 2020

Inverness Youth Hostel, Victoria Dr, Inverness, IV2 3QB, United Kingdom

25 Apr 2020

26 Apr 2020

South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

09 May 2020

10 May 2020

124 Portman Street, Glasgow, G41 1EJ

09 May 2020

10 May 2020

Links Road, Queens Links, Aberdeen, AB24 5NN Parking is available

23 May 2020

24 May 2020

South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8AA Parking available on-site

06 Jun 2020

07 Jun 2020

Inverness Youth Hostel, Victoria Dr, Inverness, IV2 3QB, United Kingdom
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The Climbing Academy, Glasgow 09 – 10 May 2020 Registration Closes
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