First Aid Requirements for Outdoor Instructors holding specific qualifications

First Aid Requirements for ML, BASI, SPA, BMG

A 16hr (2 day) outdoor First Aid course is suitable for the training needs of the UK Outdoor National Governing Bodies for their instructor awards (WGL, ML, SPA, MIA & MIC.  These include ML, and MLTB awards, SPA, RYA, BELA, WML, BMG and BASI. The 16hr Level ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid is our most popular Outdoor First Aid training course for people holding these qualifications. This course also fulfills the criteria for BASI, BMG and MBI (Mountain Bike Leaders, Instructors & Guides)

The 2 day (16hr) ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid fulfils the requirements for the following awards:

The links will take you to the specific requirements for that award

The 1 day (8 hr) Basic Expedition Leader First Aid Course fulfils the requirements for the following awards:

The links will take you to the specific requirements for that award

    Clarification on what first aid qualification is suitable for the RYA

    React First's 2 day ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid includes both drowning and hypothermia making it suitable for those instructors not teaching on a coded vessel.

    The RYA (Royal Yachting Association) First Aid advisor has given the following clarification on which certificates are suitable for RYA instructors.

    Obviously their preference is for their instructors to have an RYA certificated 1-day course delivered by trainers with experience of teaching afloat.  However, this certificate is not issued by an HSE approved organisation and so may have limited value away from the RYA situation.

    • If is it not possible to attend an RYA course then dinghy, powerboat and windsurfing instructors not teaching on a coded vessel can attend any 1-day course provided that it includes hypothermia and drowning.
    • Yachtmaster, cruising instructor and other skippers of coded vessel must fulfil the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) requirements with either and RYA certificate or other MCA approved certificate.  The course must include the use of a cat C first aid kit.
    • Those working on vessels category 0 and 1 will require a Proficiency in Medical Care Certificate.
    • RYA First Aid Instructors must hold a higher qualification such as First Aid at Work, or an equivalent course.

    [Source: RYA Wavelength, Winter 2007]

    Please contact us if you hold an award which is not mentioned in any of the above.