Outdoor First Aid – 16 Hour Course

Who is this qualification for?

Attending this training fulfils the requirements for outdoor instructors that require a specific 16 hour outdoor first aid course for their National Governing Body Award, such as British Cycling, British Canoeing and the Mountain Training Awards Schemes. It also meets the standards for members of the Institute of Outdoor Learning and Forest School Educators who also require a specific outdoor first aid qualification.

How long will it take?

2-Full Days with a minimum contact time of 16 hours.

Topics covered

Students will be given the knowledge such as what are the roles and responsibilities of the first aider in the outdoors, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness when working out of doors as an award holder. Students will also cover the key first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis when out of doors.

Assessment method

Students are assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.


Upon successful completion each student will receive a certificate that is valid for 3-years. Under the current guidelines it is ”strongly recommended” that first aid trained staff attend a half-day update every 12 months – before completing full re-qualification training at the three year point.

Pricing & Booking

The cost of this course is £500 fully inclusive, when run at your venue. This is for a group of up to 6.

The cost of this course is £700 fully inclusive, when run at your venue. This is for a group up to 12.

The cost of this course for individuals attending our training centres is £150 per person fully inclusive.

The above prices includes certification and manual. There are no additional costs.

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