Our two days, 16-hour outdoor first aid course which is recognised by national governing body awards such as Mountain Training (MTUK), British Canoe Union (BCU), Royal Yachting Association (RYA), MBLA/British Cycling and Sports Leaders UK.
Some learners find that delivery of this course over 16 hours is intense. If this is your first experience of first aid, we recommend that you have a look at our three-day introduction to outdoor first aid course. This course is delivered over a long period, allowing you to get to grips with the material.
Our Outdoor First Aid course is designed for those working and leading groups outdoors. It is structured following the Institute of Outdoor Learning’s first aid training requirements. This course is ideal of outdoor activity providers, Duke of Edinburgh Award Leaders, walking group leaders, and outdoor enthusiasts. Upon successful completion, candidates will be awarded the QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor Education (RQF). Candidates also have the option of gaining the QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) for a small additional charge.
This two-day course is delivered over 16 hours, during which time you will gain the necessary skills to deal with a range of emergencies in an outdoor environment up to 2 hours away from help. Candidates will gain an understanding of a variety of medical conditions and the appropriate first aid treatment. This course will also equip the candidate a strong understanding of the role and responsibilities of the first aider and how they can minimise the impact of the environment on the casualty.
The course adopts a blended approach to learning. We use a fun and interactive teaching style which allows learners to develop and practise skills in a friendly, safe and non-competitive environment. Your trainer will use different methods to ensure that you have a rewarding training experience. Some of the styles we use are; skills workshops, practical scenarios, active learning activities, group work and peer support.
“The Outdoor First Aid course run by The Adventure Academy and delivered by Andy Hart was an outstanding experience. Minimal PowerPoint and maximum scenarios. And scenarios so real it got everyone’s adrenaline pumping. I have to say it was fun. The two days flew in. Kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing, walking or mountaineering if you are booking a First Aid course make this your first choice.” Des Dillon, Aird Learning Centre, Stranraer
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Outdoor First Aid course delivered by The Adventure Academy. The structure of the course was great; scenarios, hands-on practicals, and just the right amount of classroom learning. The trainer’s style and the pacing was spot on. And most importantly it’s reassuring to know the course is accredited. I’ll be using the Adventure Academy to revalidate in three years!” Shaun, University of Glasgow
As a regulated qualification, the assessment process is used to evidence a candidate’s learning and skill development. During the assessment, candidates will demonstrate an understanding of effective, safe, prompt and effective first aid practices in emergency situations. The assessment requirements for this course include:
- Practical Assessments, these ongoing assessments are carried out by the train throughout the course.
- 1 Written Assessments, this takes the form of multiple-choice answer paper consisting of 40 questions.
- Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
- Manage an incident in an outdoor environment
- How to provide first aid to a casualty that is unresponsive and not breathing normally
- How to provide first aid to a casualty that is unresponsive and is breathing normally
- How to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
- How to provide first aid to a casualty with an external bleed
- How to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
- How to provide first aid to a casualty affected by immersion in cold water
- Conducting a secondary survey
- Provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints in an outdoor environment
- How to provide first aid to a casualty with a suspected spinal injury
- How to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
- How to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
- How to provide first aid to a casualty who has been bitten or stung (Including ticks and Lymes disease)
- Know how to proved first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
- How to recognise and provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illnesses, including:
- Heart Attack
- Epileptic seizure
- Asthma attack
- Diabetic emergency
- How to provide first aid to a casualty who is experiencing the effects of heat and cold