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Outdoor & Adventure First Aid Training


1. ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid  (16 hours.)

This qualification has been developed with the support of the SQA for the requirements of the worker or practitioner in the outdoor environment, and is recognised THROUGHOUT THE UK.  It is the course of choice for many experienced outdoor practitioners.


Target Group

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 casualties have to be looked after for longer than in 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 a remote area.

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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.


  • Unit 1 Emergency First Aid Skills (U081 04):   This unit can lead to an Emergency First Aid at Work (HSE) qualification and this additional certificate can be provided on request.
  • Unit 2 First Aid for Outdoor Incident Management (U422 04):     Completion of this unit content leads to the ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid qualification. 


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 heat/cold problems, Incident management scenarios.

Student Package

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. Courses held at our training centre include refreshments and lunch within the price.


Individual £130    Group bookings - please call.


2. Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action(8 hours)

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 leader awards. The course content is that of day 1 of the 16 hour course.


Individual £70    Group bookings - please call.


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