Outdoor First Aid – 2 days (16 Hours) – Level 3 RQF
This 2-day course is designed to meet the needs of outdoor workers or instructors operating in rural or remote outdoor environments away from immediate medical assistance. This is the qualification of choice for many outdoor instructors looking to maintain the validity of National Governing Body instructor awards. e.g. SPA, BCU, MIAS etc.
This course is invaluable for anyone spending time in the outdoors or remote environments whether for work or play.
This fun and dynamic 16-hour course is guaranteed to be practical and active in nature. It is designed to provide essential life saving skills as well as teaching outdoor specific incident management techniques. Part of this course is delivered outdoors wearing appropriate outdoor related clothing in order to simulate real life outdoor incidents.
By constantly reinforcing basic principles and procedures and builzding on these throughout the day candidates will learn a systematic approach to first aid that can be applied to any given situation. There is no final exam and candidates are assessed continuously throughout the course by way of practical demonstrations.
Our courses are delivered in a fun and relaxed manner using incident based scenarios appropriate to the context of the course and the groups working environment. The training methods and techniques used on our courses are specifically designed to make first aiders more confident when dealing with real life incidents.
Due to the rise in awareness of defibrillators (AED’s) this course includes full defibrillator training in accordance with the current UK Resuscitation Council guidelines.
Course content includes:
- Roles & responsibilities of the First Aider
- Outdoor specific incident management techniques
- Unconscious casualty management
- CPR & AED use (Automated External Defibrillator)
- Serious bleeding & shock
- Major illnesses
- Head, torso & limb injuries
- Environmental effects
- Heat & cold injuries
- Outdoor specific scenarios