This Level 3 qualification is suitable for people needing first aid skills in an outdoor context – either professionally or recreationally, for example cycling, walking or running groups or for Personal Trainers and Coaches. The course is also suitable for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards and fulfils the requirements of the First Aid element of the expedition syllabus.
This comprehensive two day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies, and will enable you to deal with emergency situations promptly and with confidence in a safe and effective way. These skills can be crucial in situations where professional medical help is not immediately available.
A minimum of 16 hours spread over at least two days. Ideally the course should be run over two consecutive days, but I have the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs, as long as the course is completed within 10 weeks of the start date and each training session lasts for at least two hours.
A range of outdoor First Aid related subjects are covered including:
First Aid Equipment
Moving a casualty
Burns and scalds
Assessment of the situation
Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
Bites and stings
Fractures and spinal injuries
Control of bleeding
Sprains and strains
A three year Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid will be issued to you, subject to successful assessment.
Age Restrictions and Course Numbers
A maximum of 12 students are allowed on the course and must be a minimum of 16 years of age. A certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A range of practical and written assessment methods are used over the 2 day course.