Outdoor pursuits first aid

Outdoor pursuits first aid training courses

We offer the following recognised training courses in outdoor pursuits first aid:

  • Outdoor pursuits eight-hour first aid training. Suitable for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities including walkers, climbers, mountain bikers and horse riders. Also suitable for Climbing Wall Award. (Includes Emergency First Aid at Work six-hour award).
  • Outdoor pursuits 16-hour first aid training. For those who want more in depth training. Suitable for most national governing body awards including Walking Group Leader, Single Pitch Award and Summer and Winter Mountain Leaders; mountain bike leaders/instructors, DofE (Duke of Edinburgh’s Award) leaders. Also meets the needs of the Scout Association’s ‘Full First Aid Certificate’.

You will receive a recognised outdoor pursuits first aid certificate from these courses which is valid for three years.

Book a course

  • Outdoor pursuits first aid course (8 hours). Saturday 27 September 2014. 9:00-17:30. Downend Folk House, Overndale Rd, Bristol BS16 2RW. £70. You will receive a certificate in Outdoor Pursuits 8 Hour First Aid. Contact us to book a place or book online.
  • Outdoor pursuits first aid course (16 hours). Saturday & Sunday 18 & 19 October 2014. 9:00-17:30. Downend Folk House, Overndale Rd, Bristol BS16 2RW. £130. You will receive a certificate in Outdoor Pursuits 16 Hour First Aid. Contact us to book a place or book online.
  • Outdoor pursuits first aid course (16 hours). Wednesday & Thursday 19 & 20 November 2014. 9:00-17:30. Downend Folk House, Overndale Rd, Bristol BS16 2RW. £130. You will receive a certificate in Outdoor Pursuits 16 Hour First Aid. Contact us to book a place or book online.

We can tailor these courses for your particular group or outdoor activity. Contact us to discuss your needs or to go on the mailing list for new dates.

What does the 8 hour course cover?

You will learn about possible injuries and illnesses affecting those involved in outdoor pursuits. We will discuss dealing with an emergency, managing safety at the scene, contacting emergency services and deciding whether to move a patient. We will also cover important techniques including basic life support, controlling bleeding and ensuring pain and suffering is reduced as much as possible.

We will use practical examples and make the course relevant to the situations you could face.