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Outdoor First Aid 2 Day 08:30-17:30


Level 3 award in Outdoor First Aid (RQF) 

This qualification is designed to enable learners to undertake the role of the first aider when in rural and the more remote areas.

It is suitable for self-reliant outdoor activity instructors, teachers or leaders operating in situations where a number of hazards may be present or help may be up to a few hours away for example an outdoor education tutor, mountain or canoe expedition leader, Duke of Edinburgh assessor or forest school leader.

The learner will gain the first aid skills and knowledge to competently and confidently provide first aid in an outdoor remote environment.

The 16-hour qualification meets the Outdoor First Aid Band 3 requirements set by the Institute for Outdoor Learning and the requirements for the first aid element of the expedition syllabus for the bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.

Our Outdoor First Aid Course covers the following subjects:

  • What is outdoor first aid?
  • Incident management
  • First aid equipment
  • Bones, joints and muscle injuries
  • Summon assistance
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Monitoring
  • Chest and abdominal injuries
  • Scene survey
  • Major illnesses
  • Primary survey
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Secondary assessment
  • Extreme heat and cold
  • Resuscitation
  • Burns
  • Disorders of respiration
  • Eye injuries
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Hypovolaemic shock
  • Bites and stings


Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor and a three-year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA).

FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation.  The qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  The qualification is delivered, assessed, and quality assured adhering to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications, and delivered and assessed in accordance with the current Resuscitation Council UK Guidelines.


Entry Requirements

The qualification is suitable for learners aged 16+ and it is recommended that learners hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake the course.

Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands. Learners must be able to get to the floor unaided and successfully demonstrate all required elements of the practical assessment on their own, with the casualty on the floor, as in a real-life situation. For example, a learner will need to get to the floor unassisted and demonstrate effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin at floor level. If a learner has any concerns they should contact us before attending the course.


Qualification Assessment

The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration and written assessment and a learner must pass both assessments to be awarded the qualification.


Practical assessment

Scenarios are set recreating a real-life situation as far as possible to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. During the practical assessment the learner will be asked set related oral questions by the trainer/assessor.  The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course with the trainer/assessor making learners aware of when they are being assessed and what they are required to demonstrate.  A learner must satisfactorily complete each scenario to pass the practical assessment.


To requalify learners will need to complete the full 16-hour course again to requalify for a further three years.

Venues & Dates

Canonbie: Canonbie Public Hall 24th to 25th June 2024


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