Who is this suitable for?
This qualification is designed to meet the needs of those working away from immediate assistance (more than 30 mins) in remote and rural regions of the UK.
This course is recognised throughout the UK and is the course of choice for experienced practitioners who use the outdoors.
It is suitable for workers in rural and remote settings and will maintain the license to practice for those with Outdoor National Governing Body Instructor awards.
Topics include; roles & responsibilities, dealing with collapse (with and without breathing), choking, bleeding, shock, major illnesses, torso and limb injuries, environmental effects, heat and cold injuries, using first aid kit, outdoor specific scenarios and outdoor incident management, answering queries such as when or how to remove boots, helmets and looking after a casualty for some hours.
This qualification is designed to provide outdoor incident management skills. Typical delivery methods are predominantly practical, with elements occurring out of doors in outdoor clothing and on various terrains.
The course is assessed mainly by continual observation of candidate performance and two brief Multiple Choice Questionnaires.
This qualification consists on one unit. Certificates are usually issued within two weeks from the course date.
The qualification is revalidated by attending another training course after 3 years or attending an Advanced Outdoor First Aid Course.