Cost: £120 and includes booklet, certification and a face shield.

When is it?

2019 courses tbc soon - no more 2018 courses.

Course description

If your assessment of First Aid needs highlights the need for qualified First Aiders in outdoor activity, then this Level 3 qualification will provide you with suitable and highly trained personnel.

This comprehensive two-day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way, particularly where professional medical help is not immediately available.

There is sufficient content in this course to satisfy the requirements of the HSE in respect of Emergency First Aid at Work. An additional certificate can be provided to evidence this to an employer.


Minimum age

16

Maximum group size

12

Instructor ratio

1:12


Previous experience
No previous experience necessary but having some experience in working in an outdoor environment will help.
Learning outcomes

Assessing the situation:

  • Prioritising treatment
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Moving a casualty

Recognition and treatment of:

  • Bleeding, including bandaging
  • Heart attacks
  • Choking
  • Asthma
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Head Injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures and spinal injury                                
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Bites and stings
  • Minor injuries

Discussions during the course will cover:

  • First aid equipment       
  • Environmental factors

Assessment is on-going by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day. A three year Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required. A range of methods are used, including, practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).


Typical session structure

A mix of theoretical and practical sessions to best meet the learning outcomes.


What to wear
Some scenarios may take place outside, best to wear warm comfortable clothing, you don't mind getting dirty.

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