Outdoor First Aid Training 16 Hours, 13th and 14th August 2022


Boost your confidence in the outdoors by learning essential first aid skills for dealing with accidents and injuries away from urban settings, in remote areas where you may be involved with the long term care of a casualty.

Dates: 13/14th August 2022

Location: Croydon

Duration: 2 days – 9.00-17.00 each day.

Full address details given on booking.

Course outline

  • Roles and responsibilities for first aiders
  • Incident management
  • ABC primary survey
  • Summoning appropriate help/rescue services
  • Treatment for unconscious casualties
  • Treatment for non-breathing casualties
  • Use of an AED
  • Treatment for bleeding/shock
  • Recognition and management of life threatening illness
  • Recognition and management of drowning/hypothermia
  • Insulation and shelter
  • Age awareness for vital signs/CPR/bleeding
  • Ongoing monitoring and casualty care whilst awaiting help
  • Secondary survey
  • Bone, joint and soft tissue injuries
  • Illness/medical conditions
  • Poisons, burns
  • Hypo/hyperthermia, dehydration
  • Stabilising/insulating/monitoring over time
  • Providing emotional support and promoting the wellbeing and mental health of first aiders post incident
  • Treatment of minor issues, e.g. small cuts, blisters, bites, stings, etc
  • Additional first aid topics specific to the needs of the participants (as required by the environment)

The content of this course is matched to the IOL statement of Good Practice on Outdoor First Aid at Band 3.

Assessment & certification

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the student, there is no final exam. Those students who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard are issued with a certificate that is valid for three years.


Additional information


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