The Outdoor First Aid course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions on a range of topics including:
- First Aid Equipment
- Assessment of the situation
- Prioritising treatment
- Environmental factors
- Moving a casualty
- Control of bleeding
- Bites and stings
- Sprains, strains and fractures
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Heat exhaustion / Heat stroke
- Anaphylactic Shock
- Major illness, including asthma, seizures, diabetes, angina
The course is typically run 09:00 until 18:00 both days with breaks for lunch and refreshments.
The course is delivered in the classroom and in the outdoors. We normally deliver the course between September and May, providing a range of outdoor conidtions relevant to the course being taught.
Classroom sessions provide an opportunity to learn the theory and practical techniques through demonstration, discussions and questioning, ensuring everyone is involved in the learning. The practical sessions are taken outside, to practise skills in a realistic setting, so candidates experience the challenges of treating on uneven, wet and cold terrain.
Candidates need to wear outdoor clothes that they feel comfortable in during classroom sessions and are suitable for outdoor scenarios. Candidates will need to have warm clothes for outside and wet weather clothing, as the course takes place in all weathers.
The price includes
- Candidate registration fees
- Course handbook
- Small individual First Aid kit
- All first aid training equipment for practical sessions
The course includes an Outdoor First Aid handbook produced by Instructuk Resources Ltd to support the course.
There is no post-course learning for this course.
You can arrange a program of support from Dewi Development Ltd for your staff, this can include ongoing coaching or access to a debrief session. Your staff may wish to access a debrief session following a serious incident at which they utilised their skills and need to discuss the actions they took.
The course includes a range of assessment methods including interactive group discussion and practical sessions which are monitored by the tutor.
Successful candidates will be issued with an Ofqual regulated Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid by the awarding body First Aid Awards.
The Level 3 Outdoor First Aid qualification lasts for three years and can be renewed by resitting the qualification.
It is recommended to complete Continual Professional Development on a yearly basis to maintain practical skills and keep information at the forefront.
We can deliver the training at your venue which has a suitable training room and outdoor surroundings to set candidate scenarios.
Locations will require:
- Room big enough to sit 12 candidates to sit in a horseshoe
- Tables for group work and assessment at the end of the session
- Floor space to practise their first aid skills
- Projector and screen with computer connection, however, we can provide a projector with laptop
- Suitable outdoor surroundings in which to candidate scenarios
While we will deliver our courses across the country, we focus on supporting local businesses in south Wales from Cardigan to Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport.
The course will have three planned breaks per day. The refreshments are not included in the price.
The course involves various practical sessions, where candidates will need to get down to the floor to practise their first aid skills indoors and out. This will include practising recovery position and demonstrating effective resuscitation for a minimum amount of time. If you have any concerns about carrying out these activities, you should get in touch before booking the course.
If candidates have any physical or learning needs for the group work or for the assessment, this should be notified as part of the booking.