Outdoor First Aid

First Aid for Rural & Remote Outdoor Environments

Practical & hands on first aid training suitable for anyone undertaking outdoor activities, adventurous journeys or leading groups outdoors.

Our 16hr Outdoor First Aid Course is the national benchmark in outdoor first aid training in the UK and is recognised by all Outdoor National Governing Bodies (NGB’s).

Further information on the suitability of our courses for outdoor leaders can be found at the bottom of this page.

8hr Outdoor First Aid (1 day)

Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts including mountaineers, hill walkers, climbers, canoeists, kayakers, cavers, mountain bikers & outdoor instructors / coaches requiring only an 8hr certificate. Please note: the minimum requirement for most outdoor instructors is the 16hr Outdoor First Aid Course.

Course content:

In addition to the core life saving skills 8hr outdoor first aid covers monitoring a casualty, providing insulation & shelter and first aid in the semi-remote environment until further help arrives.


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16hr Outdoor First Aid (2 days)

This 2-day outdoor first aid course is suitable for those undertaking more adventurous activities or journeys and all outdoor leaders, instructors, mountain guides & coaches requiring this certificate a part of their coaching qualification.

Course content:

The 2-day Outdoor First Aid builds on the 8hr Outdoor First Aid Course on day 1 for casualty care in remote UK environments. The course includes associated injuries on water rock & land, trauma injuries, equipment, medical emergencies, basic triage & managing incidents until a rescue team arrive.


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Suitability for Outdoor Leaders

Our courses are recognised by all UK Outdoor National Governing Bodies including, Mountain Training UK, British Orienteering, British Caving Association, Sports Leaders UK, British Canoeing, Royal Yachting Association, British Cycling & British Association of Snowsport Instructors.

The 8hr Outdoor First Aid Course is suitable for the Duke of Edinburgh Award and coaching qualifications including Canoe & Kayak (Paddlesport) Coaches, Dinghy Instructors, Basic Expedition Leadership Award, Orienteering Coaches & Cycle Coaching.

The 16hr Outdoor First Aid Course is suitable for awards such as Single Pitch Award, Mountain Leader Award, Mountain Instructor Award, Mountain Instructor Certificate, Guides, Local Cave & Mine Leader Award, Cave Instructor Certificate, Trail Cycle Leader Award, Mountain Bike Leader Award & Snowsport Instructors.

All courses are certificated and valid for 3 years

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Contact us: 01768 483867 enquiries@lakesfirstaid.co.uk