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Residential Outdoor First Aid 1 -3 Feb 2019 (Everton Campsite/Inverkip)
1 February, 6:00 pm - 3 February, 6:00 pm£150
What is a residential first aid course?
When you sign up to one of our residential first aid courses in Scotland, it is because you want to spend more time learning how to deal with incidents and casualties in the outdoors. You want more scenarios, more knowledge and more learning experiences. We’ve put together the residential course base on your feedback. Most learners who have attended our courses would like to spend more time working through our realistic scenarios. If that sounds appealing, then this is the course for you!
How does the residential outdoor first aid course work?
Our Residential courses take place over a weekend, stretching far beyond the standard 16 hours of most first aid courses. You arrive at 6pm on the Friday evening, to register and meet the rest of the candidates. During friday evening we’ll spend a bit of time looking at the role and responsibilities of a first aider, and how assess a casualty. Don’t worry we won’t be in the classroom for too long! By the end of the Friday evening session, you and the rest of your team should have a fundamental to build on the next day.
On the Saturday morning and afternoon you spend time practising CPR, insulating of casualties, dealing with bleeds, choking and a whole host of other conditions. During the late afternoon you’ll also look at how to deal with catastrophic bleeding, using equipment such as tourniquets and haemostatic dressings. You’ll then get a bit of a chance to relax and unwind before we start the evening scenarios. During these scenarios you’ll work with your team in treating our mock casualties. An ideal opportunity to explore how to assess, protect and possibly even move your casualty. Best not forget your head torch! Once the scenarios are complete, you will head inside for a debrief and a well earned rest!
On Sunday you will learn about medical conditions which could affect someone in the outdoors (such as asthma or stroke). During Sunday you will also undertake the course assessment.
What is included in the price?
Included in the price of your course is all tuition, learning materials (including handouts to take home), and your certificates upon successfully completing the course. Also included in the cost is basic bunk house style accommodation. Please note that you will need a sleeping bag. Meals are not included in the cost, and you must provide your own food. There is a well stocked communal kitchen, and ample opportunity will be provided for making your own meals.
Qualifications: Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid (RQF) & Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (Management of Catastrophic Bleeding)
Duration: 3 days (22 hours)
Location: Everton Scout Campsite
Learners love our blended approach on our outdoor first aid courses. If you are trying to decide whether you should book on the course, then consider these three reasons why you should. While on the course the typical day will involve workshops, skill development sessions and outdoor scenarios. Our ethos is to deliver fun, interesting and relevant training.
What do I need to bring?
You should arrive with clothing suitable for being in the outdoors, after working through scenarios we will often debrief outdoors- please ensure that you have enough warm layers including gloves and hats. In addition to all your standard kit, please ensure that you have a head torch, this is vital to the course as you will be outdoors in the dark during the course. You’ll need to bring your own food but we will provide tea and coffee.
Who will my trainer be?
Our courses are all delivered by outdoor professionals who work across the outdoor industry. Your trainer will hold an advanced outdoor first aid certificate and education qualifications. All of our trainers are involved in the outdoors, meaning that they have lots of real life experience dealing with first aid incidents.
Is the course accredited?
Yes it is! Our two day outdoor first aid course is accredited by Qualifications Network UK and is valid for 3 years. It is suitable for all outdoor enthusiasts and those who require a first aid qualification for a National Governing Body Award or even an employer. Our previous customers have included mountain leaders, kayak/canoe coaches, forest school leaders and Duke of Edinburgh award supervisors.
What will I learn?
You will learn lots over the two days, including the basic protocols for examining and managing a casualty in a first aid situation. You’ll also learn how to look after an unconscious casualty who is breathing, and if they are not breathing, now to perform CPR. You’ll also learn how to insulate a casualty from the cold to stop them becoming hypothermic, and what to pack in your first aid kit. Click here for a full syllabus list.