This qualification has been developed with the support of the SQA for the requirements of the worker or practitioner in Scotland's outdoor environment, and is recognised THROUGHOUT THE UK. It is the course of choice for many experienced outdoor practitioners.
This course is valid for all national governing body outdoor instructor awards, eg. MIA, ML, SPA, BCU, MBLA.
It is also suitable for anyone working or playing in the outdoors, such as walkers, climbers, cyclists, paddlers, D of E, field studies, school party leaders, Scout leaders.
The outdoor environment nearly always means that the casualty has to be looked after for a longer time scale than in more urban settings. All of our outdoor first aid courses look at how to manage the situation when the ambulance does not turn up in 10 minutes, and is appropriate if the incident is in an outdoor remote area.
This qualification is accredited by the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority). It is built by combining 2 units of assessment in one coherent training package.
This is the only Outdoor First Aid qualification that is externally regulated and meets the standards to appear upon a national qualifications framework.
Safe best practice, A systematic approach to incident management in the outdoors, Unconsciousness, External bleeding, Internal bleeding and shock, Resuscitation procedures including choking, Awareness of current regulations, Injury management outdoors, Illness recognition and management, Managing thermal heat/cold problems, Incident management scenarios.
Interactive hands-on practical training in and outdoors, typically 70/30% practical/theory session ratio, 1 CPR manikin per 2 candidates, easy to follow course manual, an accredited certificate valid for 3 years.
Individual £120 Group bookings - please call for current rates.
This course covers the essentials of managing potentially life threatening incidents in a systematic manner. Ideal for anyone who may be required to take charge at an incident. This 1 day course is suitable for some Outdoor Instructor awards. The course content is that of day 1 of the 16 hour course.
Individual £70 Group bookings - please call for current rates.