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Course overview

Our 16 hour outdoor first aid course will involve a qualified tutor who will work with you and the other students on the course. We will give you a set number of training hours on the course and this is excluding breaks, so you can feel confident that you are getting every second of what you pay for. Successful completion of our first aid outdoor course will result in you achieving a first aid certificate and a license for you to practice outdoor first aid.


There are no prerequisites for this course. It is suitable for everyone who wants to expand their knowledge or even those who want to try and make sure that they are able to help those in need when in an outdoor or rural setting.

Who is this Course Suitable For?

This 16 hour first aid course is suited to those who work in rural areas, or those who work in settings that are classed as being outdoors. It is also suitable for those who run excursions, and travellers. We are very proud to say that our very own first aid course is universally suited to a huge range of people and employees of outdoor organisations.

What is Outdoor First Aid?

When you take our 16 hour outdoor first aid course, you will learn how to deal with collapse, whether someone is breathing or not. You will also learn how to deal with someone who is choking, bleeding, or in shock. During our course, you will also learn how to deal with major illnesses as well as torso and limb injuries. As this is an first aid course, you will also learn how to deal with the environmental effects, as well as hot and cold injuries. In some instances, it may be better to leave the boots, or helmet on the injured person. Our course will teach you when to do this, and what situations are better for situations like this.

Why Is First Aid Important In Outdoor Activities Important

The outdoor environment can be both hazardous and unpredictable. There is usually always a risk of hypothermia as well. If your casualty does not have this condition to begin with, then there is a high chance that they will after spending hours on the ground outside. Lyme disease is not something to be taken lightly, nor is managing the weather, terrain, and bringing help into hazardous or hard-to-access locations. With our help, we are confident that you will be able to anticipate situations like this, while also learning how to look after your casualty. Our course can lead to good decision-making in situations that are often life and death.

A number of organisations require you to have outdoor first aid training as well, especially if you want to advance your career to a leadership position or higher. That is why we are proud to say that when you sign up for our course, you will receive a recognised qualification as well as proof of your ability to navigate a hazardous situation when out in the open.

How Long Does Outdoor First Aid Qualification Last?

When you come to us for your outdoor first aid qualification, you should know that this will last for up to three years. If you have completed a course in the past and need to retake it so you can keep up to date with your certification, then we can facilitate this. We offer refresher courses to those who may want to top up their skills.

How Long Does Outdoor First Aid Certificate Last?

It is recommended that you retake your certification every three years. By doing this you can make sure that your certification is valid while also ensuring that you are up-to-date with the latest first-aid advice.


If you would like to get in touch with us, then you can do so by calling: 0141 889 4516. When you do, we can then advise you on the courses we have available. Our lines are open between the hours of 8:30 and 5pm.