This qualification is designed to enable learners to undertake the role of the first aider when in rural and the more remote regions of the UK where emergency medical assistance may be more than 30 minutes away.The learner will gain the first aid skills and knowledge to competently and confidently provide first aid in an outdoor remote environment.The 16-hour qualification meets the Outdoor First Aid Band 3 requirements set by the Institute for Outdoor Learning
This is a 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course specifically designed for those who are involved in any form of outdoor activity and will cover the requirements to be able to undertake the role of the First Aider when in rural and the more remote regions of the UK where emergency medical assistance may be more than 30 minutes away.
The learner will gain the first aid skills and knowledge to provide first aid competently and confidently in an outdoor remote environment.
This course includes the following: Adult BLS in the outdoors; Limb Injuries in the outdoors; Head, Neck or Torso injuries in the outdoors; medical conditions or sudden illness in the outdoors; incidents involving activity or environmental factors in the outdoors
A minimum of 16 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, as well as practical activities outside and some pre-course activity could be required.
Assessment is ongoing by the instructor along with a multiple-choice question paper, and a three-year qualification will be issued to the learner, subject to assessment.
A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.
The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.