Outdoor First Aid Courses London

React First have been running Outdoor First Aid courses (16hrs over 2 days) in London since 2007. Our courses are always over-subscribed so whilst the views might not always be as beautiful as North Wales or Scotland it certainly doesn't affect the training you receive!

London Venues

  • Westway Climbing Centre, London, W10 6RP - weekday Outdoor First Aid courses are held here.


  • Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, London, E1W 3TD - weekend Outdoor First Aid courses are held here.

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  • The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes, North London, N4 2HA. In our most busy months we run additional weekday Outdoor First Aid courses here.
  • Weekend courses are also held at Student Central (formerly the University of London Union, ULU), London, WC1E 7HY in Autumn / Winter.

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This course is 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. It is an SCQF qualification and IOL standard 3 course.

Course Timings

09:00 - 18:00 on both days

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) - adult and drowning protocols.
  • Common Illnesses – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Other Illnesses - Weils disease, Lyme disease etc
  • Awareness of current regulations
  • Safe best practice

Book Your Place Online

Dates for Outdoor First Aid Courses in London over the next 6 to 12 months are in the diary so click here to visit our full open course calendar to book your place. or call us on 0207 193 2608.

In-house First Aid Courses

We deliver courses nationwide. If you would like to organise an in-house sports first aid course for your group in or around Manchester please email your requirements to: info@reactfirst.co.uk or call us on 0207 193 2608. Prices for standard courses is listed on our prices page. If you have specific requirements just let us know in your email and we can tailor your quote.

React First is approved by the Awarding Organisation "ITC First" to deliver QCF and SQA First Aid Qualifications.


"Dear Charlie and Jenny,I just wanted to thank you both for a really excellent course. I did not expect anything other than the standard fare when I travelled to your course; as you know I just needed a course quick!I have held the MIC for 7 years and SMLTB qualifications since 1992 and as such I have been through a similar syllabus several times with some of the most well established organizations in order to keep my qualifications current. I was also a Royal Marine for 20 years (I left in 2004) and as such had a fair amount of military first aid training.I only have good feedback for you. It was the best course of its type that I have been on. I had been performing CPR for real just two weeks before and the training you delivered was spot on and entirely relevant to that type of immediate first aid and things would have been a lot easier if that incident had come after the course!I and the others really appreciated the amount of practical work we did and the repetition of the simple routines. Having been involved in a lot of training myself I really was struck by the amount of thought you clearly have given to the methods and style of instruction. You managed to keep everyone happy and fully engaged at all times and I know how hard that is to achieve. Simple routines and loads of scenarios with a practical, thought provoking and blame-free scoring system combined with great instructional technique has got to be a winner in the first aid training world.I shall recommend you to my pals and I shall see you in 3 years time.All the very best"
Adrian Cole MBE
"I attended the React First outdoor first aid course, and just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic weekend. I really enjoyed the course and felt it had lots of practical tips that I would definitely feel confident in using if I''m ever confronted with a real life situation.All the staff were encouraging and helpful, and were able to answer my questions thoroughly. It was very useful that lots of the skills practiced were geared towards the outdoors as I am a member of the Kings College London Mountaineering Club.Finally, 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 2 day 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
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