This one-day emergency outdoor first aid qualification is designed for people who are involved in outdoor activities or work in rural locations.
The course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way, particularly where professional medical help is not immediately available.
It will provide learners with the skills and knowledge to respond to a range of emergency outdoor situations including summoning assistance, responding to changes in vital signs, administering CPR and blood loss. The qualification meets the requirements of the Institute for Outdoor Learning band 2 training.
This course is delivered as a face-to-face session by one of our professional and highly engaging trainers who will ensure you have fun while you learn. We take great pride in the courses we have created which are packed with games, quizzes, and plenty of hands-on practical elements which creates the perfect learning environment.
Course will run 9 am – 5.30 pm and includes a short morning break/lunch break. It is advised you bring your own lunch as there may not be food options close to the facility.
What you will learn
- Understand the scope of first aid in the outdoors
- Be able to interpret vital sign information whilst responding to an emergency incident in the outdoors
- Be able to assess an emergency incident in the outdoors
- Be able to respond to an incident involving an unresponsive casualty with normal breathing, in the outdoors
- Be able to respond to an incident involving an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally, in the outdoors
- Be able to respond to an incident involving a choking casualty in the outdoors
- Be able to respond to an incident involving blood loss in the outdoors
Assessment and certification
The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration including oral questioning.
A learner must successfully pass the practical assessment to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
Scenarios will be set to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. During the practical assessment, the learner will be asked supporting questions by the Trainer/Assessor.
The qualification meets the requirements of the Institute for Outdoor Learning Statement of Good Practice for Outdoor First Aid Training.
Upon completion, you will receive an FAIB accredited certificate recognised by HSE.
To help us go paperless certificates will be emailed after completion. A hard-copy certificate is available upon request.
Course duration and timings
1 Day Course
9am – 5.30pm
The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over..
Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment, there are physical demands and learners must be able to demonstrate their skills as in a real-life situation. As an example, the learner must be able to get to the floor unaided and demonstrate effective CPR with the casualty lying on the floor.
Topics covered in this course
- What is outdoor first aid?
- First aid equipment
- Summon assistance
- Scene survey
- Disorders of respiration
- Wounds and bleeding
- Hypovolaemic shock