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
If 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
This course is aimed at the Outdoor Practitioner operating in the UK – such as rambling, climbing, mountaineering, canoeing, watersports, Environment Agency staff and so on. If you are planning on leading an expedition abroad or have an interest in more extreme sports where risks are higher then this course is probably not for you. There are plenty of survival-biased wilderness-type courses available from other Providers that might suit you better.
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.
This course is aligned with the Institute of Outdoor Learning’s Statement of Good Practice for Outdoor First Aid at Band 3
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:
There are no prerequisite entry requirements for this qualification apart from a minimum of Level 2 written and spoken English
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 Emergency 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 4 Minutes 16 hour Outdoor First Aid Certificate valid for 3 years. Certificates are provided in PDF form to allow easy sharing and may be printed out for framing.