This 16 hour training covers practical skills needed by those working in Remote, Wilderness and Mountain & Outdoor situations providing the confidence and knowledge to deal with comprehensive life-saving first aid emergencies in the outdoor environment. It is NOT suitable for Forest School please see here.

It is recognised by most Outdoor National Governing Bodies Instructor Awards including Canoeing & Kayaking (BCU) and Mountaineering & Rock Climbing (MLTUK), as well as being of interest to Forestry Workers, Environmentalists and those undertaking Field Studies, to mention a few.


  • Being Safe – best practise including prevention of cross-infection.
  • Vital Signs – temperature, colour, pulse, breathing, level of consciousness.
  • Incident Handling – a systematic approach to problem solving & decision making.
  • Unconsciousness – managing the unconscious casualty to ensure a safe airway.
  • CPR/AED & Choking – dealing with the non breathing casualty including drowning.
  • Wounds & Bleeding – dealing with external & internal bleeding and shock.
  • Major Injuries – treating head, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm injuries.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries – to muscles & joints including dislocations.
  • Monitoring – Casualty Cards & monitoring plus hand over to rescue services.
  • Remote Issues – improvisation techniques when you have nothing else available!
  • Cold and Heat – dealing with hypothermia, hyperthermia and burns.
  • Medical Emergencies – angina, heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, bites, stings and anaphylaxis.
  • First Aid Regulations – some awareness including first aid kits.


This training provides an ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid qualification.


Certificates are valid for three years following which candidates undertake a further 2 days training (16+ hour) Outdoor First Aid.