Outdoor First Aid

Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid (QCF)

The outdoor environment nearly always means that the casualty has to be looked after for a longer time scale than is typical in an urban setting. This course is designed to meet the needs of those working away from immediate assistance in the remote and wilderness regions.

It is taught by trainers who are fully at home in the outdoors and understand the issues, dilemmas and judgments required when dealing with incidents in potentially hostile, remote environments.

Who should attend

This course is aimed at people working or playing in remote environments. This course is often the minimum requiremnet for some qualifications, such as the Mountain Leader Award.

Course Content

  • Vital signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour
  • Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents. ABCDE.
  • Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse. Safe Airway Positions.
  • Breathing Problems – choking
  • Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock
  • Damage – treatment of injury: head, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques
  • Environmental Considerations – hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries. Acute mountain sickness.
  • Casualty Monitoring
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Common Illnesses – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Other Illnesses – Weils disease, Lyme disease etc
  • Awareness of current regulations
  • Safe best practice

Course Duration

2 days (16 Hour)

Assessment and Certification

This is a continuous assessment throughout the day followed by a MCQ. This course is certificated by Qualsafe Awards and Ofqual Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation.

Booking a Course

We can run in-house training at your venue for groups of any size. Just click the button at the bottom of this page and a member of the team will be in touch within 24 hours.

You simply need a room large enough to not only seat everyone but also to allow them to lie on the floor and be rolled around without bumping into furniture or each other. We also need a large outside space to deliver the outdoor elements.

placeholder 12th Jun 2018 - 13th Jun 2018 Activity First Aid

Course
Activity First Aid
Price
£80.00
Availability
12 Places Available

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations that can arise in both adults and children whilst taking part in outdoor or activity based environments.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid (QCF) qualification has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid when dealing with an emergency situation whilst undertaking activities, such as sports, swimming, hiking, rock climbing etc.

Course Overview

During this 2 day course, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations, including: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, choking, head and spinal injuries, abdominal injuries, external bleeding, anaphylaxis and more. 

Joining Instructions

Course:  

Activity First Aid

Date: 

12th & 13th June 2018

Times:  

09:00 - 16:00

(Regulations insist that individuals attend the course in full - please ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for any other commitments that you might have.)

Location:

Strong Roots Training Centre
Unit 2, Wharf Works
Long Buckby Wharf, 
NN6 7PP

Directions:

Directions to Long Buckby

From M1 motorway — from South

• Exit at Junction 16

• Follow A45 Daventry to traffic lights at Weedon

• Turn right onto the A5

• Follow the A5 north for 5 miles to crossroads

• Turn right to Long Buckby Wharf

• Turn left into green gated yard and we are directly in front of you.

From M1 Motorway — from North

• Exit at Junction 18

• Take A428 towards Northampton

• Bypass West Haddon following the A428

• After 2.5 miles turn right to Long Buckby, drive through Long Buckby Down Station Road into Long Buckby Wharf

• Turn left into green gated yard and we are directly in front of you.

From Northampton

• Follow A428 towards Rugby

• After about 9 miles turn left to Long Buckby, drive through Long Buckby Down Station Road into Long Buckby Wharf

Long Buckby is also accessible by train and bus.

Refreshments: 

Tea and Coffee will be provided throughout the day. Lunch may be booked, alternatively you can bring your own packed lunch.

Clothing: 

Please ensure you are wearing comfortable clothing, this is an active and practical course. We recommend tracksuit bottoms a t-shirt and trainers. 

Venue
Long Buckby