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.


"I would just like to thank you for the 2 day outdoor first aid course that I have just attended. I cannot tell you enough, just how much I enjoyed the course from start to finish.The course content was perfect and dealt with every aspect of outdoor first aid. Whether it was for fell walkers,mountaineers,skiers and myself an outdoor charity worker in Asian climates (Habitat for Humanity).This course has given me more practical, hands on experience of first aid that I have ever attended.It was nice to be able to practice and develop our skills as we were learning them rather than being bombarded with power point over load. I now feel more at ease and capable to react if the cry for HELP WE NEED A FIRST AIDER is ever given out. I have also now got the skills to be able to prioritise and manage any situation where first aid skills are required and it has given me the confidence to be able to step forward and to be able to manage situations where the need for aid may change and also to deal with multiple casualty situations.I cannot thank Charlie enough for his encouragement and for the way he delivered the course. He is definitely a person dedicated to his profession and for the care of others and his teaching skills are fantastic.Well done to you and to React First.P.S. Seriously considering taking the advanced course...might help if I get sent further afield than India!"
Chris Walton, Volunteer
Habitat for Humanity
"I just wanted to send my thanks to React First for the outdoor first aid training course I was on back on the 26/27th of April at Banbury. Its one of those things that you do the course to prepare yourself but hope that you never have to you it.I was required to use my training this week while at work; a gentleman fell to the fall in our cashiers queue. I was in my interview room with my manager when someone came in to let him know that some had collapsed. We both went over and I could see that no one attending to him correctly, so I jumped in and took control!!! He wasn''t breathing and pulse was extremely weak, so I started CRP, to cut a long story short the ambulance arrived and took over after about 15 minutes of me working on.They actually came back later to thank me for my effort and said that if I had no done anything he would have been dead before they arrived. The gentleman is still in the ICU and is still critical but I have been told by his son who came back in to see me as well that he is so grateful, as the hospital say that so many times no one does anything and at least he has the chance to say goodbye and be with him as he heart is very weak and may not make it.So I just wanted to say thank you for giving me the skills and confidence to have a go. I felt that I was the best person to do the job even though I am not the first aider at work; I took control, and did the best I could. I did forget a few of the steps but it''s an amazing feeling to know that I could do it even with all the stress around me.Thank you again."
Katie Hughes
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