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16hr Outdoor First Aid Course

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.

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.

Qualification Details

Candidates who successfully complete this sports first aid course will receive an 'ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid' qualification. The certificate is valid for 3 years.

This course is delivered over 16 contact hours. It is assessed 100% using tutor observation of practical competency. In order to pass the course attendees are required to take a full and active part in practising all of the procedures and protocols taught. This provides the necessary continual assessment opportunities.  There are no written exams.

Additional Emergency First Aid at Work certificate

Candidates attending the Outdoor First Aid course can also request an additional ITC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification.

You can request this certificate when you book your place or via the trainer running the course. After the course has been completed it is no longer possible. 

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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.  

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
  • Casualty Monitoring
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - Adult and Drowning protocols are covered
  • Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • 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 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.

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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

The next courses with public places
July - Mon 4 & Tues 5

09:00-18:00

Mary's Community Centre, Islington, N1 2TX
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
Course Full
July - Sat 16 & Sun 17

09:00-18:00

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre, London, E1W 3TD
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
July - Wed 20 & Thurs 21

09:00-18:00

Chiswick Sports Grounds, London, W4 3UA
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
August - Mon 8 & Tues 9

08:30-17:30

Ealing Green Community Hall, London, W5 5QT
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
August - Sat 20 & Sun 21

09:00-18:00

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre, London, E1W 3TD
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
September - Sat 10 & Sun 11

09:00-18:00

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre, London, E1W 3TD
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
September - Thurs 22 & Fri 23

08:30-17:30

Ealing Green Community Hall, London, W5 5QT
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
September - Tues 27 & Wed 28

09:00-18:00

Chiswick Sports Grounds, London, W4 3UA
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
October - Thurs 6 & Fri 7

08:30-17:30

Ealing Green Community Hall, London, W5 5QT
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
October - Sat 15 & Sun 16

09:00-18:00

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre, London, E1W 3TD
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
October - Thurs 20 & Fri 21

09:00-18:00

Chiswick Sports Grounds, London, W4 3UA
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
November - Sat 12 & Sun 13

09:00-18:00

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre, London, E1W 3TD
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
November - Tues 22 & Wed 23

08:30-17:30

Ealing Green Community Hall, London, W5 5QT
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
December - Sat 10 & Sun 11

09:00-18:00

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre, London, E1W 3TD
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT
December - Mon 12 & Tues 13

09:00-18:00

Chiswick Sports Grounds, London, W4 3UA
(venue details)
£170.00
+VAT

The next courses with public places

(more courses)

July - Mon 4 & Tues 5

09:00-18:00

£170.00
+VAT
Course Full
Venue: Mary's Community Centre, Islington, N1 2TX
July - Sat 16 & Sun 17

09:00-18:00

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre, London, E1W 3TD
July - Wed 20 & Thurs 21

09:00-18:00

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Chiswick Sports Grounds, London, W4 3UA
August - Mon 8 & Tues 9

08:30-17:30

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Ealing Green Community Hall, London, W5 5QT
August - Sat 20 & Sun 21

09:00-18:00

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre, London, E1W 3TD
September - Sat 10 & Sun 11

09:00-18:00

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre, London, E1W 3TD
September - Thurs 22 & Fri 23

08:30-17:30

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Ealing Green Community Hall, London, W5 5QT
September - Tues 27 & Wed 28

09:00-18:00

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Chiswick Sports Grounds, London, W4 3UA
October - Thurs 6 & Fri 7

08:30-17:30

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Ealing Green Community Hall, London, W5 5QT
October - Sat 15 & Sun 16

09:00-18:00

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre, London, E1W 3TD
October - Thurs 20 & Fri 21

09:00-18:00

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Chiswick Sports Grounds, London, W4 3UA
November - Sat 12 & Sun 13

09:00-18:00

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre, London, E1W 3TD
November - Tues 22 & Wed 23

08:30-17:30

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Ealing Green Community Hall, London, W5 5QT
December - Sat 10 & Sun 11

09:00-18:00

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre, London, E1W 3TD
December - Mon 12 & Tues 13

09:00-18:00

£170.00
+VAT
Venue: Chiswick Sports Grounds, London, W4 3UA