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.