Outdoor First Aid course


The Outdoor First Aid Emergency Incident Management course is an intensive, highly practical outdoor course delivered over 2 days duration. It covers all of the requirements of National Governing Body (NGB) Instructor Awards in the UK, and is structured to suit the majority of those engaged in an outdoor environment.

Our Outdoor First Aid course covers a wide range of outdoor practitioners, including the following:

Mountain Leaders/ Climbers and Instructors (IML, ML, SPA)

Mountain Bike Guides and Leaders (BC, CTC, MBLA).

Forest Schools Teachers

Wilderness First Aid

Aquatic First Aid (BCU, SCA).

Forestry workers

Ecologists and Park Rangers

Duke of Edinburgh Assessors and Supervisors

Field Studies Tutors

Scouts and Outdoor Groups

Ramblers Leaders

Expedition Leaders



This 2 Day Outdoor First Aid course;

  • All our outdoor courses include the safe removal of helmets as standard practice, a lifesaving skill that is common occurrence in the outdoors. Also where possible we will always endeavour to tailor the courses to your specific requirements and the real life dilemma’s you could face on a day to day basis.
  • meet the standards set by the Institute of Outdoor learning at Band 4 making suitable for schools expedition First Aid requirements.

Unit 1

Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action (8 hours) this can be done by itself as a stand-alone qualification. Unit 1 concentrates on the assessment of the casualty and treatment of life threatening emergencies.


Unit 2

Outdoor First aid Emergency Incident Management (8 hours) looks at further illnesses and injuries familiar to operating in the outdoors and utilises both first aid and incident management skills in context based outdoor scenarios.
Most of this course will be done outside therefore the correct clothing on the day is imperative.


Course duration: 16 hours (2 days)


Assessment and Certification:

Certification is dependent upon the candidate successfully meeting the continuous assessment on the course, there is no final exam with this course.
All our trainers have hands on experience of dealing with a vast array of incidents in the outdoor environment and operated both within the UK and overseas in mountainous regions and on the water. Most are mountain leader trained and command a great understanding of the elements and outdoor professions.


Course content to include:

  • Vital signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour
  • Incident procedure – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents
  • Unconsciousness/ collapse – causes and treatment
  • Airway Management – safe airway positions (including ‘recovery’)
  • Breathing Problems – including choking
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – adult and drowning/child
  • Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock
  • Damage – treatment of injury: head, neck, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques
  • Environmental Considerations – hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries
  • Common Illnesses – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy –recognition and treatment
  • Minor injuries- splinters, burns, blisters, bruises
  • Injury management outdoors
  • Incident management scenarios
  • Awareness of current regulations – accident reporting, first aid kits
  • Safe best practice

Outdoor First Aid Emergency Incident Management course – 2 day courses.

Cost: £130 For individuals, for group bookings please inquire.

Please note all our costs inc. tax, certification & FA manual, there are no hidden costs.

  • Outdoor First Aid Emergency Incident Management course (2 day) – 23rd & 24th July 2022 – Brandsby North Yorkshire
  • Outdoor First Aid Emergency Incident Management course (2 day) – 24th & 25th September 2022 – Brandsby North Yorkshire
  • Outdoor First Aid Emergency Incident Management course (2 day) – 26th & 27th October 2022 – Brandsby North Yorkshire

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