Outdoor First Aid

/live/courses/OutdoorFlyer.jpgReact First runs Outdoor First Aid Courses for a wide range of groups from British Mountain Guides to Forest Schools Leaders and Wilderness Experts. All our first aid qualifications are nationally recognised and valid for 3 years. Have a look on our tips page if you are not sure which course you need.

React First run regular Outdoor First Aid courses in London and the French Alps for individuals to attend. Choose from the list of dates below and book your place now.

We offer the following range of Outdoor First Aid training courses:

  • ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid
    Duration: 16 hours over 2 days
    Suitable for: Mountain Leaders (ML, WML, MIA, MIC, IML), Climbing Instructors (SPA), Ski Instructors (BASI), Mountain Guides (BMG), Canoe and Kayak Instructors (BCU), Mountain Bike Instructors (MIAS), Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leaders, Field Assistants. Anyone spending time in the outdoors or wilderness environments through recreational, voluntary or work related activities.
    Available with an optional, additional, Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate.

To arrange a Outdoor First Aid training for your group please contact us on 0207 193 2608 or email info@reactfirst.co.uk 

Course Calendar

Date(s)
Course & Location
Cost
Details
Outdoor First Aid Courses
October - Thurs 2 & Fri 3 ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid (SQA) - 16hrs
Burgess Hill School for Girls, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 0EG
140.00
+ vat 
October - Mon 6 & Tues 7 Forest Schools First Aid
Royal College of Pathologists, London, SW1Y 5AF
125.00
+ vat 
October - Tues 14 & Wed 15 ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid (SQA) - 16hrs
Westway Climbing Centre, London, W10 6RP
140.00
+ vat 
October - Sat 18 & Sun 19 ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid (SQA) - 16hrs
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, 3-4 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1W 3TD
140.00
+ vat 
November - Sat 8 & Sun 9 ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid (SQA) - 16hrs
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, 3-4 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1W 3TD
140.00
+ vat 
November - Mon 17 & Tues 18 ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid (SQA) - 16hrs
Westway Climbing Centre, London, W10 6RP
140.00
+ vat 
November - Sat 22 & Sun 23 ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid (SQA) - 16hrs
University of London Union, London, WC1E 7HY
140.00
+ vat 
December - Sat 13 & Sun 14 ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid (SQA) - 16hrs
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, 3-4 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1W 3TD
140.00
+ vat 
January - Sat 31 & Sun 1 ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid (SQA) - 16hrs
University of London Union, London, WC1E 7HY
140.00
+ vat 
 

Course - ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid

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This qualification is accredited by the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority). It is the only Outdoor First Aid qualification that is externally regulated and meets the standards to appear upon a national qualifications framework.

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.

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the candidate and successful completion of a multiple choice question sheet. Those who successfully complete the course are awarded a certificate that is valid for three years.  The certificate entitles the candidate to be a First Aider for 3 years from date of issue. No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course.

Course Timings

09:00 -18:00 on both days. We have to have at least 16 contact hours with everyone attending this course which means that it will both start and end promptly.  Full details of course timings are on the course calendar and will be emailed to you in a pre-course information pack once your booking is confirmed. 

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

Booking a Course

We can run in-house training at your venue for groups of up to 12 per instructor.  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. Ask about organising a course for your group >>

/live/courses/Calendar - small.jpgWe also have a programme of public outdoor first aid courses in London and Chamonix, French Alps for individuals to attend. Dates and locations of these courses are on our course calendar.  View public first aid course dates >>

We know all of our trainers personally and our training is consistent regardless of the trainer and the course location. 
These are high quality, fun and practical courses which give all those attending the skills and confidence that they need should a first aid situation arise. We always receive excellent feedback from candidates who always find that they enjoy the day much more that they had expected.

Outdoor First Aid Course

Happy Customers

"Very good course. I would recommend it to any outdoor professional. Trainer was very good - enthusiastic, helpful etc"
Dave Cumming, British Mountain Guide

"The React First ‘Outdoor First Aid'  course provided intensive hands-on training, essential for our staff who work  in all sorts of weather conditions with machinery and tools. The training was very thorough, easy to understand and all staff thoroughly enjoyed the emergency scenarios. I highly recommend this course!"
Kirsty Wedge, Events Coordinator, Trees for Cities

"Out of all the first aid course i have been on the teaching on this one was far superior to the others - meaning that i took in more information and came away more confident"
Alison Culshaw, BASI Level 4 ISTD and AMI member

More testimonials >>



 

Download - ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid - Course Details and Prices

Course - Basic Expedition Leader First Aid

This course is ideal for holder of the Basic Expedition Leader Award (BELA) or perhaps you have just started working with D of E groups and feel like you need a little more first aid knowledge to give you confidence when working in this environment.

Where possible we draw on examples from situations that you may come across when working with D of E groups. This course is a great introduction to first aid in an outdoor environment.  It covers the essentials of managing immediate, potentially life threatening incidents in a systematic manner.

Basic Expedition Leader First Aid

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the candidate, there is no final examination. Those who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard are awarded a certificate that is valid for three years.  The certificate entitles the candidate to be a First Aider for 3 years from date of issue.

Course Timings

09:00 - 18:00

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
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Manging the environment: Hypothermia, hyperthermia
  • Awareness of current regulations
  • Safe best practice

Booking a Course

We can run in-house training at your venue for groups of up to 12 per instructor.  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. Ask about organising a course for your group >>

Outdoor First Aid Course CalendarWe also have a programme of public first aid courses in London for individuals to attend. Dates and locations of these courses are on our course calendar.  View public first aid course dates >>

We know all of our trainers personally and our training is consistent regardless of the trainer and the course location. These are high quality, fun and practical courses which give all those attending the skills and confidence that they need should a first aid situation arise. We always receive excellent feedback from candidates who always find that they enjoy the day much more that they had expected.

D of E Expeditions

Looking for a D of E Expedition? Adventure Expeditions run an extensive programme of Open Gold D of E Expeditions across the UK and Alps along with tailor-made Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions for schools and groups.  They also have a comprehensive range of skills courses and trips.

Happy Customers

"As a medical student at Kings College London I have attended about 3 Basic Life Support sessions as part of my course in the first year alone. However this outdoor course went much further, and dealt with difficult and advanced issues that would not be covered on a less intensive course. So thanks a lot for a brilliant course that I feel has really equipped me with the knowledge and skills to venture into the outdoors safely!"

Martin Davies, 
First Year MBBS
Kings College London

More testimonials >>

Download - Outdoor Emergency Action - HSE No 1670/96

Course - ITC Forest Schools First Aid

Our Awarding Organisation 'ITC First' has a well established relationship with Andy Forsyth and 'Archimedes Training' who have designed and developed this Forest Schools First Aid course. The course content and context is totally integrated with the Forest School ethos and rationale. This qualification is a must for all Level 3 Practitioners and those supporting Level 3 Practitioners.

By undergoing additional training, trainers who are experienced at delivering ITC Outdoor First Aid and ITC Paediatric First Aid as well as having a knowledge of the forest School sector can be accredited by ITC to deliver this course.  React First has three trainers who are approved to deliver the Forest Schools First Aid course; Charles Holmes, Flora Schnider and Wayne Platt.

Please note: The ITC Forest Schools Fist Aid course covers adult and child (ages 1 - pre-puberty) treatments and not infants (0 - 12 months). This means that it is NOT a Paediatric first aid course and therefore is NOT transferable to early years (EYFS) statutory requirements for Paediatric first aid.

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the candidate, there is no final examination. Those who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard are awarded a certificate that is valid for three years.  The certificate entitles the candidate to be a First Aider for 3 years from date of issue.

No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course.

Course Timings

09:00-18:00 on both days. (16 hours)

Course Content

  • A systematic approach to incident management
  • Child & Adult Resuscitation procedures
  • Choking - Child and Adult
  • Bleeding - internal/external, major/minor
  • Shock - hypovolemic and anaphylactic
  • Hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Treating Damage - suspected fractures, head, neck and back injuries
  • Eye injuries and foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses
  • Bites and stings
  • Poisoning
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric shock
  • Common illness - epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell anaemia, diabetes

Booking a Course

We can run in-house training at your venue for groups of up to 12 per instructor.  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. Ask about organising a course for your group >>

Outdoor First Aid for Forest Schools

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