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Outdoor First Aid (16 hr)

Outdoor First Aid (16 hr)

Dec 05, 2020 - Dec 06, 2020

Outdoor First Aid (16 hr)

Time Sat Dec 05 2020 at 09:00 am to Sun Dec 06 2020 at 06:00 pm

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Westmeston Parish Hall, Lewes Road, Nr Ditchling, United Kingdom

GBP 20
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Outdoor First Aid (16 hr), 5 December | Event in Nr Ditchling | Outdoor First Aid (16 hr)
Fun, practical First Aid course for those that like to work or play outdoors.

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16 hr Outdoor First Aid

Qualification:          ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid (RQF)

Duration:                    2 days / 16 hours plus breaks (09.00 - 18.00)

Certificate:                 Certified by ITC First and valid for 3 years 

Learner Age:              16 yrs +

Required by a huge range of outdoor leaders, this is our most popular Outdoor First Aid qualification. From mountains to beaches, rivers and forests, First Aid in the outdoors comes with its own unique set of challenges. This is not just about First Aid, but about managing incidents with a huge variety of different ‘ELEMENTS’ to consider. 

We take the basic principles of First Aid and apply it to situations where weather, varied terrain, limited equipment and isolation can challenge even the most simple of scenarios. The first day covers essential lifesaving techniques with the second day building upon this with more in depth First Aid and plenty of practical scenarios outdoors. Concentrating on issues involved with the longer-term care of casualties in remote environments we focus on incident management, casualty monitoring and relaying information to rescue teams. 

This qualification meets the requirements of the Institute for Outdoor Learning Statement of Good Practice for Outdoor First Aid Training, is regulated by Ofqual and can be found on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Suitable for: Anyone that spends time in the outdoors for work or play with either adults or children. Meets the requirements for many National Governing Body Instructor Awards such as Mountain Leaders (ML, WML, MIA, MIC, IML), Climbing Instructors (SPA), Ski/Snowboarding Instructors (BASI), Mountain Guides (BMG), Canoe and Kayak Instructors (BCU), Mountain Bike Instructors (MIAS), Sailing Instructors (RYA), Watersports Instructors plus Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Leaders (DofE), Forest School Practitioners, Walking Guides, Orienteers (BOF) and many more.

Core content: Incident management, vital signs, recovery position, CPR including safe use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), drowning, choking, casualty monitoring, bleeding, shock, hypo/hyperthermia, head & spinal injuries, fractures, dislocations, soft tissue injuries, other minor and major injuries, common medical emergencies, bites/stings and other outdoor related illnesses plus outdoor scenarios.

Assessment: We’ll observe you throughout the course and make sure you’re completing all the practical tasks correctly. There’s no scary exam or question paper. You’ll need to be there for the full 16 hours and get stuck in with all the practical work and outdoor scenarios.

Prerequisites: None

Dual qualifications: Some learners require multiple First Aid qualifications. Additional qualifications may be gained by completing this training, avoiding the need to do multiple courses. Additional qualifications include:

ITC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

This is an optional, additional accredited qualification, often required by places of work to meet their Health & Safety Executive (HSE) requirements.  This qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). There is no additional training time required as all the assessment criteria are covered on the two day course. Learners receive an additional certificate valid for 3 years. This can be added as an additional item when booking and must be arranged in advance. The additional qualification fee is £20.

Certificates: Electronic certificates are emailed out to learners approximately 2 weeks after the training. This fully accredited qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  


COVID-19 Risk Mitigation: What are we doing to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 while delivering essential face-to-face training?

No training course can be 100% safe but we can take reasonable precautions and implement procedures to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. These are some of the things we will be doing to keep you and your trainer safe:

  • We will be minimising the amount of close physical contact between learners and maintaining social distancing wherever possible.
  • Learners will be required to wash/sanitise hands regularly and wear facemasks when close physical contact is required for assessment.
  • We will be providing plenty of hand sanitiser, wipes, face masks etc
  • We will provide individual equipment packs and manikins so that you do not need to share.
  • We will ensure that everyone (including the trainer)is fit and healthy to attend and will require everyone to complete a Health Declaration on arrival.

Nature of training: Please be aware that this is an active and practical course involving some close physical contact with other learners and training staff. We would normally expect learners to be physically fit and reasonably strong. Learners should be capable of kneeling, bending, lying down, twisting, rolling, getting up and down off the floor, performing simulated CPR and other physical procedures. Learners must be able to take a full and active part by participating in roll play and scenario based training throughout the course. There may also be an element of written and oral theory using the English language.

Reasonable adjustments: Due to the nature of the training, if you feel that you may have a condition, which may pose a problem or may prevent you from taking a full and active part, we may be able to make a reasonable adjustment. Reasonable adjustments could be required for medical reasons, recent injury, dyslexia etc. Please contact us prior to the course starting so that we can help and advise learners that may require any additional support.

For more information, full policies and procedures or a Reasonable Adjustment Request Form, please see the ITC First 'Access to Qualifications' information page available via the policies and procedures link on the ITC First website homepage: You are advised that by registering on an ITC First qualification you are protected by Elements First Aid and ITC First policies including Complaints Policy and Appeals Policy. | aW5mbyB8IGVsZW1lbnRzZmlyc3RhaWQgISBjbyAhIHVr | 07775 617027

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Outdoor First Aid GBP 150
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)qualification GBP 20
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