Outdoor First Aid
Our ITC Outdoor First Aid courses validate your ML, SPA, CWI, MIA, MIC, BCU, RYA, BOF, Cycle and Mountain Bike Instructor, BASI, Ski and Snowboard Leader, Cave and Mine Leader qualifications or any other coaching or instructing qualifications that require a First Aid certificate. It is the course of choice for many outdoor practitioners.

The course is also suitable for anyone working or playing in the outdoors, such as walkers, climbers, cyclists, paddlers, golfers, anglers, school party leaders, Scout Leaders, D of E trainers and participants, forestry, agriculture and construction workers, etc.

The course is designed so that participants follow systematic, straightforward training programmes. First Aid is a practical subject and practical, hands-on training techniques are the hallmark of our courses. Candidates manage simulated incidents on the training courses, making real decisions and feeling real emotions.
ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid - 16+ hours (SCQF)

This course is recognised throughout the UK and was the first Outdoor First Aid qualification to be externally regulated and meet the standards to appear on a national qualifications framework.

This course covers the syllabus for Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW); therefore a workplace recognised EFAW Certificate is issued in addition to the Outdoor First Aid Certificate.

The course focuses on managing incidents both on-site and away from your base, and course content includes:

  • Assessment of casualty
  • Accident procedure
  • Bleeding and shock
  • CPR (for Cardiac Arrest and Drowning)
  • Using a Defibrillator
  • Treatment of sprains and strains
  • Fractures and injury
  • Head and torso injury and treatment
  • Medical emergencies
  • Hypo- and hyperthermia
  • Bites and stings
  • Triage
  • Incident management
  • Practical scenarios indoors and outdoors
  • What do I do if I am remote?

Course participants will receive a certificate valid for 3 years. Click here to see our course dates.

Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action (1 day course)
This course covers the essentials of managing immediate, potentially life threatening incidents in a systematic manner. Ideal for anyone who may be required to take charge at an incident. This 1-day (8-hour) course is suitable for some Outdoor Instructor awards, including Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI), British Cycling and Royal Yachting Association qualifications. The modular progressive training programme allows this ITC course to be the first module of a 2-day (16-hour ) ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid course. Click here to see our course dates.

Forest School First Aid - 2 Days (ITC)

The Forest School First Aid course is designed to meet the specific needs of Forest Schools Practitioners. Forest Schools Practitioners are required to hold an appropriate first aid certificate which has additional elements of outdoor and paediatric first aid. This course covers child and adult first aid.

This is a bespoke course with the 'Early Years' setting in mind. It includes child related issues, including child CPR and use of a defibrillator, child choking and common illnesses including asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and anaphylaxis. An Ofsted/EYFS recognised Level 3 Certificate in Paediatric First Aid (12+ hours) is also be issued for attending this course.

The course is 16 hours so therefore satisfies the requirements of other outdoor national governing bodies, and is also suitable for bushcraft first aid, survival first aid, woodland first aid, wilderness first aid, Scout and Duke of Edinburgh Award leaders.

Outdoor and Paediatric First Aid (16 hours)
This course covers all the same content as the Level 3 award in Paediatric First Aid, but looks at this and additional content, including adult CPR, in an outdoor context. This course is suitable for anybody who takes children out of the classroom, satisfies Ofsted/EYFS and validates Forest School and other outdoor teaching/coaching qualifications.
Successful participants of this course receive two certificates:
Outdoor and Paediatric First Aid (16 hours)
ITC Level 3 Certificate in Paediatric First Aid (12+ hours).

As part of these courses will normally take place outdoors, ensure you bring clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.

Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Forestry '+F'

Recent changes to Forestry Commission policy recommend those who work in the Forestry industry attend training which includes additional topics relevant to the risks and nature or their work.
In addition to the content of an Emergency First Aid at Work course, the Forestry Commission recommend topics including:
  • Severe bleeding (i.e. chainsaw injury)
  • Crush injury
  • Hypothermia
  • Lyme Disease

Our EFAW + F course covers this additional content and results in two certificates: an HSE recognised Emergency First Aid at Work certificate and an EFAW + F certificate, which will satisfy the Forestry Commissions' and others' requirements.

If your First Aid Needs Analysis suggests more training beyond EFAW+F due to the remote nature of your work, we would recommend the 2 Day Outdoor First Aid course, designed specifically for those who work in remote or higher hazard outdoor environments.

First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid, FAW, EFAW, ITC Outdoor First Aid, Paediatric First Aid, Forest School First Aid, Sports First Aid, First Aid for Dance, Leisure and Exercise, Physio and Pitch side first aid, First Aid for Schools, Nurseries and Early Years, Playground First Aid, First Aid Training courses, Duke of Edinburgh First Aid, First Aid for Construction, HSE, Ofsted and EYFS recognised First Aid, Remote First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, First Aid D of E, First Aid for the work place, Ofqual and SQA first aid