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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  • Weekend courses are also held at the University of London Union (ULU), London, WC1E 7HY in Autumn / Winter.
  • We hope to have courses running in North London soon!

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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.


"The course was tailored specifically for our needs and took into consideration the types of incidents that we, as a climbing centre, were most likely to encounter. For example, we requested some additional information on suspension trauma.The course was very practical which kept everyone interested and challenged. By focusing on the fundamentals of First Aid, the teaching was not bogged down by overly complicated or technical explanations.After this training, I am confident that my staff are able to deal competently with any First Aid situation that they come across. I am looking forward to having Charles come back and teach us again."
Audrey Seguy - Managing Director
The Castle Climbing Centre
"There is a reason why I thought of emailing you today  - I had to use my first aid skills for the first time. And guess what, it was similar to the last scenario you made me do last Sunday – luckily the guy was not bleeding – he ONLY broke his legHe climbed over a fence, fell and broke his lower leg. To cut a long story short I needed to cut his trousers and boots off to make sure that the blood supply was ok etc. Anyway while I was inspecting the leg (had called the ambulance and answered all of the questions of course as a good pupil does) another person came to assist and passed out when he saw the leg – luckily he came straight back and did not hurt himself but stillSo that''s why I thought I tell you – as I gave you a hard time last week that my scenario was not gonna happen – ha – that''ll teach meThanks again for a great course – and the manual."
Claudia Mayer-Scott, Team Leader
Habitat for Humanity
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