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This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of Outdoor First Aider in the more rural and remote areas of the British Isles where professional emergency assistance may be more than 10 minutes away

Forest School Practitioners

f you are looking for an Outdoor course as part of your Forest School qualification we also run a specific Forest School First Aid course that is more tailored to that environment.

See here for further details

The need for an Outdoor First Aider might have been identified by a workplace first aid needs assessment, and can be relied upon by employers to satisfy the due diligence requirements of the HSE for first aid training providers.

All courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2013 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2016 changes. The course fully meets the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

This 16 hour Outdoor course syllabus complies with the syllabus as laid down by a range of Governing Bodies for Outdoor Sports such as:

RYA (non-commercial)
Mountain Leader
BCU (British Canoeing)

The Outdoor Pursuits 16 Hour First Aid course is aligned with the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) Statement of Good Practice on Outdoor First Aid at Band 3.

There are no prerequisite entry requirements for this qualification.

Emergency First Aid at Work qualification – optional

For those attendees working in an environment where there is a need to hold a Workplace First Aid Certificate, this can be incorporated into the syllabus and all attendees that need it will receive a Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate as well. There is an additional fee of £20 per student for this optional qualification.

This needs to be requested at time of booking to allow the qualification to be registered

Prospective candidates are to be advised that they should have should have literacy and numeracy competency appropriate for the qualification

Day 1 of this course is also the Outdoor Pursuits First Aid (8 hour) course and these two courses may be combined should there be a mix of students needing 1 day or 2 days. The total number of students cannot exceed 12 per trainer, however.

Please note that the pricing assumes that the course is run on consecutive days. There may be additional costs if the days are not consecutive

Students that pass will be awarded with a 16 hour Outdoor Pursuits First Aid Certificate valid for 3 years. Certificates are provided in PDF form to allow easy sharing and may be printed out for framing.

Outdoor Activity First Aid (16 hour)

Certification

All Certificates issued are in electronic (PDF) format. They will be sent to the person (or organisation) that organised the Booking in order for them to be distributed to the student(s).

Course Duration (excluding breaks)

16 hours

Maximum students per course

12

Minimum age

16

Individual Price

£150

Group price

£1050

Group Pricing assumes that the Client provides a suitable training venue


All courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2013 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2016 changes. The course fully meets the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

The syllabus is as follows:-

Day 1 (Same as 8 hour Outdoor Pursuits First Aid course)

  •  Understand the scope of first aid in the outdoors.
  • Be able to interpret vital sign information whilst responding to an emergency incident in the outdoors.
  • Be able to assess an emergency incident in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving an unresponsive casualty with normal breathing, in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally, in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving a choking casualty in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving blood loss in the outdoors.

 

Day 2

  • Be able to apply incident management and casualty assessment principles in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving limb injury in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving a casualty with a head, neck or torso injury in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving medical conditions or sudden illness in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving the effects of cold and heat in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving activity or environmental factors in the outdoors.

For full syllabus see here:

https://www.protrainings.uk/courses/39-outdoor-pursuits-16-hour-first-aid-level-3-vtq?topic_id=28-active-pursuits-and-sports

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