Outdoor First Aid

16 hour certificate

Outdoor First Aid (16-hour)

Would you know how to provide effective first aid in an emergency when out and about?

Our 16 hour Certificate in Outdoor First Aid has been specifically designed for those who regularly go hiking, camping or for those who have a responsibility to provide first aid in outdoor and activity based environments.

This course introduces the techniques, skills and decisions that will be needed by the outdoor practitioner perhaps hours from assistance. The skills and knowledge will be taught in a realistic outdoor context and satisifies the first aid requirements with most of the outdoor industry National Governing Bodies. This course meets the requirements of the Institute for Outdoor Learning Outdoor First Aid Training Framework as well as the requirements of Mountain Training leader qualifications. The qualification also satisfies the statutory HSE obligations of an employer who has identified the need for outdoor first aid in their first aid needs assessment.

Who is it designed for?

Our own 16 hour Certificate in Outdoor First Aid 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 that may be a long way from assistance, such as sports, swimming, hiking, rock climbing etc.

The Outdoor First Aid Syllabus Includes:

  1. The role and responsibilities of a first aider, including those of an outdoor first aider
  2. Assessing an incident
  3. Transport and Communication
  4. Managing an unresponsive casualty
  5. CPR and AED use
  6. Recovery Position
  7. Heart Attack
  8. Stroke
  9. Head, neck and back injuries
  10. Chest and abdominal injuries
  11. Fractures
  12. External bleeding
  13. Shock
  14. Burns and scalds
  15. Choking
  16. Poisoning
  17. Anaphylaxis
  18. Asthma
  19. Diabetes
  20. Managing illness
  21. Epilepsy and seizures
  22. Treatment for hot and cold temperatures
  23. Conditions linked to Altitude changes
  24. Minor injuries
  25. Crush injuries
  26. Catastrophic Bleeding & Use of a Tourniquet
  27. Sprains, strains and dislocations
  28. Spinal injuries
  29. Eye injuries


Continuous Practical Assessment throughout the course. 1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper). Upon successful completion, certification is valid for three years.


Under the current guidelines it is strongly recommended that first aid trained staff attend a half-day update every 12 months - before completing their full re-qualification training at the three year point. To re-qualify you must complete the full course again.

Duration: 16 hours

Certificate Valid: 3 Years

Why choose us?

Ofqual Regulated
To ensure the highest standard of training and compliance, we are approved by Qualsafe Awards, and all of the courses that we offer are Ofqual Regulated Qualifications. It is important that your training is delivered by an accredited training provider to ensure you comply with Health and Safety legislation. All of our courses that show 'QCF' or 'RQF' will also include credits on the National Qualifications and Credit Framework or Regulated Qualifications Framework.


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