First Aid for Outdoor Pursuits


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First Aid for Outdoor Pursuits

Course Overview

This course, based on guidelines laid down by the Mountain Leader Training Board, provides an insight into First Aid and the specific skills required to treat injuries or illnesses that may occur in an outdoor environment. Delegates learn essential skills through practical scenarios and role play.

Who is it for?

This course is for those who may participate in recreational or sporting activities or who may have to work outdoors. This may include walkers, climbers, canoeists and forestry workers.

Topics Covered

  • Pre-planning
  • Casualty Assessment
  • Unconsciousness
  • CPR
  • Shock, Wounds and Bleeding
  • Maintaining outdoor first aid kits
  • Environmental conditions
  • Fractures and soft tissue injuries
  • Epiliepsy
  • Hypothermia
  • Drowning
  • Anaphylaxis

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the delegate will have participated in practical exercises designed to reinforce essential First Aid knowledge. As a result, they will be more equipped to deal with outdoor emergencies.


This course is not formally assessed but delegates will receive a certificate of attendance


Minimum of 16 Hours (normally run over 2 days)

This course can be run in-house for up to 15 delegates.

Ofqual accredited: No
Prerequisite: None

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Course Dates

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