Outdoor First Aid

This certificated qualification meets the requirements of various outdoor national governing bodies (NGBs), the Mountain Training Association (MTA) as a Lowland Leader, Hill and Moorland Leader, Mountain Leader or Single Pitch Award holder, the British Canoe Union (all various Coaching Levels) and includes Kayaking Instructors.

What you will learn?

This course covers aims and principles of first aid, airway management, basic life support and a range of first aid subjects for managing a casualty in the outdoor environment, sometimes some distance from immediate help.

Course Content

  • Role of the first aider
  • Assess the situation
  • Priorities of first aid
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) adult/paediatric/drowning
  • Choking
  • Wounds/bleeding and shock
  • Burns and scalds
  • Seizures
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Head and spinal injury
  • Casualty and incident management outdoors
  • Hypothermia/Hyperthermia
  • Medical emergencies and illnesses (chest pain, asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis)
  • First aid kit contents
  • Outdoor scenario training (*see note)
  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations
  • Introduction to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)


Continuous assessment by the trainer. There will be a multiple choice question paper during the course. Successful delegates will receive two certificates valid for three years. This will include the Emergency First Aid at Work (HSE recognized) certificate as well as one showing competence in Outdoor First Aid (meeting national governing bodies).

Course Duration

Two days (Sixteen contact hours excluding breaks). All content and the full duration must be covered to meet the NGBs requirements.


£135 per person, which includes a training manual, training resource pack including a resuscitation shield.
Minimum of four delegates per course.

We will be pleased to discuss terms for six or more delegates on any individual course.
The price shown is for on-site training.

*Where possible and subject to the group and weather, practical aspects will be conducted in an outdoor setting.

Please contact us for further information and to discuss your individual requirements.


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