16 Hour Outdoor First Aid Course

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This 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course provides the knowledge and skills for first aiders in outdoor environments where help is up to 2 hours away. It’s ideal for anyone spending time in the outdoors or wilderness environments through recreational, voluntary or work related activities.


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16 Hour Outdoor First Aid Course

This 16 hour Outdoor First Aid provides the knowledge and skills for first aiders in outdoor environments where help is up to 2 hours away. It’s ideal for;

  • Mountain Leaders,
  • Climbing Instructors,
  • Ski Instructors,
  • Mountain Guides,
  • Canoe and Kayak Instructors,
  • Mountain Bike Instructors,
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Leaders,
  • Field Assistants
  • Anyone spending time in the outdoors or wilderness environments through recreational, voluntary or work related activities.

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Course syllabus includes:

  • Health & Safety legislation with regards to first aid
  • Understanding the role & responsibility of the first-aider, including:
    • managing incidents
    • gathering & using available equipment
    • the importance of preventing cross infection
    • the need for recording incidents and actions
  • Considering environmental factors in outdoor first aid
  • First aid kits & their contents
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty when assistance is up to 2 hours away
  • When and how to remove outdoor activity equipment
  • When and how to move a casualty
  • How to assess an emergency situation in order to act safely, promptly and effectively
  • Recognising & administering first aid, including primary and secondary surveys, to a child or adult casualty who is/has;
    • unresponsive & breathing normally (recovery position)
    • unresponsive & not breathing normally (CPR & use of Defibrillator)
    • modifications to CPR for those who’ve drowned, been caught in an avalanche or hit by lightning strike
    • the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest
    • choking
    • wounded and bleeding
    • small cuts, grazes and bruises
    • small splinters
    • minor burns and scalds
    • having a seizure
    • suffering medical shock
    • has been immersed in water
    • injuries to eyes, bones, muscles, joints, chest, abdomen and pelvis
    • suspected head or spinal injuries
    • small cuts, grazes and bruises
    • bites & stings
    • have Lyme’s disease
    • suffering from sudden poisoning
    • having a heart attack
    • having a a stroke
    • asthma
    • diabetes
    • suffering anaphylactic or hypovolaemic shock
    • had an electric shock
    • suffering the effects of extreme heat or cold

Certificate:

There are two options available for this outdoor first aid course. Ultimately there is no difference in the validity of either, but some people prefer to choose one other the other. You will see the same presentation, be assessed on the same practical skills & to the same degree, but sit different multiple choice exam papers at the end of the course.

  • Certified by Chris Garland Training:
    • This is the default option.
    • PDF format certificates are issued as standard, but paper certificates can be requested as well.
    • Your certificate is valid for 3 years.
  • Certified by the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation:
    • If you’d prefer this option, please select this option when making your booking above.
    • Paper certificate & credit card sized plastic certificates are issued.
    • Your certificate is valid for 3 years.

Course duration:

  • 16 guided learning hours with a further 4 hours self study.

Time:

  • As a guide, 09:00-18:30hrs when run over two days or 09:30-16:00hrs when run over 3 days. Please note the exact times for your course booking.

Test:

  • Whether certified by Chris Garland Training or the Ofqual Regulated Awarding Organisation that we use, the assessments on the outdoor first aid course are the basically the same. Each candidate undertakes a multiple-choice question paper & practical assessment.
  • Multiple-Choice Question paper:
    • You need to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.
  • Practical observation:
    • You’ll need to demonstrate giving first aid as you would in an emergency situation, such as providing CPR on the floor. You need to score 100% to achieve a pass.

Pre-requisites:

  • Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real activity environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore you must be physically capable of doing so.
  • It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
  • The course is aimed at those over 16 who are looking to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a nominated first aider. The course can also be undertaken by candidates between 14 & 16 years old, but they shouldn’t be relied upon by employers to be a sole, nominated first aider.

Candidates:

  • All courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.
    • Minimum: We need a minimum of 4 candidates booked on an open/scheduled course for the course to run. Click here for more details.
    • Maximum: We are limited by the Health & Safety Executive, and where applicable by the Awarding Organisation, to a maximum of 12 candidates per instructor. Should you have more than 12 candidates that need to be trained, please contact us to arrange a private course, where by negotiation, we can arrange for a second instructor/assessor to be present to comply with this restriction.

Geographical coverage:

  • This Outdoor First Aid course is available to candidates throughout the UK.
  • The course can be delivered in other countries however the course content has been developed in accordance with current UK practice.

Venue:

  • Scheduled courses run at our training centre in Knutsford, Cheshire. Visit our Joining Instructions page to read about what you will need to bring/wear, etc.
  • Why not arrange to have a private face to face course run at your workplace? Simply fill in our quote builder tool to request a quotation.

Joining instructions:

Private courses:

  • To arrange a private course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our Quote Builder tool.

 

16 Hour Outdoor First Aid Course

6 reviews for 16 Hour Outdoor First Aid Course

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  1. University of Manchester Hiking Club (verified owner)

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    Hands on practical training. Informative and fun!

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    • ChrisGarland (store manager)

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it & I look forward to seeing you again next year.

  2. ChrisGarland (store manager)

    Recent comments:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Really informative & useful.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A very worthwhile course, well delivered.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A hands-on, enjoyable way to learn about very important & useful first aid skills.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “The course is quite intense, but given the time (i.e. over a weekend), it’s a very well taught and organised. Highly recommended.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Very informative & interactive.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “There were loads of great training materials. The course content was very relevant, including a lot in good depth. I enjoyed the mixture of videos too – they were relevant and clear. I think it’s great how passionate Chris is & it shows in the training.”
    “⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Really beneficial.”

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  3. ChrisGarland (store manager)

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A great course that’s really interesting. Thanks!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “A fantastic programme – great instructor & I’ll be back to do more!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Brilliant. Lots of real life examples & stories brought the training to life. I’d highly recommend it. Thanks Chris – really enjoyable, albeit a lot to absorb! A Very intense two days, but absolutely necessary and relevant.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Suitable for all activity leaders, DofE, etc and those wishing to lead outdoor activities across a range of sectors/settings. I thought the course was well structured & considered all levels of skill & knowledge, with a good balance of theory and practical.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “I really enjoyed the scenarios, up & about. A Very knowledgeable instructor & a brilliant refresh.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Great course! Very well explained & delivered in a good learning environment. everyone was well catered for, and all questions were answered. ”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Jam-packed full of key knowledge & advice with lots of beneficial practicals.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Thorough, comprehensive, done properly! Probably the best version of the two day course that I’ve done.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Definitely recommended!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Covered lots of the basics for a beginner and a lot more.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Well delivered, with extensive knowledge. Great revision of skills.”

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  4. ChrisGarland (store manager)

    Recent reviews collected directly after the course:
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “It’s a great course & very interesting. Thanks!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “I would like to do the course over 3 days to give more time for learning to sink in & allow for more practical scenarios. I’d absolutely recommend this course to a friend/colleague. A fantastic programme – great instructor, would like to do more.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Brilliant. Lots of real life examples & stories brought the training to life. I’d highly recommend. Thanks Chris. Really enjoyable – albeit a lot to absorb! Very intense two days, but absolutely necessary and relevant.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Excellent course! Suitable for all activity leaders, DofE, etc & those wishing to lead outdoor activities across a range of sectors/settings. Well structured – considering all levels of skill & knowledge. Good balance of theory & practical.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Enjoyed the scenarios, up and about. Very knowledgable instructor. Brilliant refresher!”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Great course! Very well explained & delivered. Good learning environment. Everyone well catered for & all questions answered. I’d definitely be interested in some further training to support the more remote expedition/humanitarian work I do.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Jam-packed, full of key knowledge & advice with lots of beneficial practicals.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Thorough, comprehensive & done properly. Probably the best version of the two day course I’ve done.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Definitely recommended. I’d love to have done some more scenarios, but this would be hard to do given the course context to be covered in time constraints.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “As a novice, this was perfect. It covered all of the basics for a beginner & a bit more.”
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Fast pace at the end of day 1, due to some questions! Well delivered. with extensive knowledge. A great revision of skills.”

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  5. John (verified owner)

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    Chris is a great provider, very engaging, informative and good sense of humour

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    • ChrisGarland (store manager)

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your review. I’m glad that you enjoyed the course.

      Best regards

      Chris

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Great course

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    • ChrisGarland (store manager)

      Hi,

      Thanks for your review. I’m glad that your colleagues enjoyed the course.

      Best regards

      Chris

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