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 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.

It IS also suitable for Forest School and the course content and context is totally integrated with the Forest School ethos and rationale; First Aid 4 Life are on the National Register of Forest School First Aid Trainers.


  • 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.