Announcing Our Outdoor First Aid Courses in Cornwall 2024

Feb 17, 2024First Aid News0 comments

Outdoor First Aid Cornwall


Are you an outdoor enthusiast, Forest School Leader, DofE instructor, or Mountain Bike Guide to name but a few based in Cornwall? Do you prioritise safety and preparedness while exploring the rugged beauty of the Cornish outdoors? Then it’s time to equip yourself with the vital skills of outdoor first aid. In collaboration with seasoned experts, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our comprehensive Outdoor First Aid Courses tailored specifically for outdoor instructors and adventurers in Cornwall.

Why Outdoor First Aid Matters

Cornwall’s stunning landscapes, from its dramatic cliffs to its secluded coves, attract countless adventurers year-round. While these environments offer unforgettable experiences, they also present unique challenges and potential hazards. Whether you’re leading a group hike along the South West Coast Path or guiding a rock climbing expedition on Bodmin Moor, being equipped with first aid knowledge is essential.

In remote outdoor settings, medical assistance may be hours away, making it crucial for outdoor instructors to be prepared to handle emergencies effectively. From minor cuts and bruises to more serious injuries like spinal and head injuries, having the confidence and competence to administer immediate care can make all the difference in an outdoor emergency.

What Our Courses Offer

Our Outdoor First Aid Courses in Cornwall are specifically designed to meet the needs of outdoor instructors and enthusiasts. Led by experienced instructors with a wealth of knowledge in outdoor pre-hospital care, our courses cover a range of essential topics, including:

  1. Assessment and Triage: Learn how to quickly assess the scene of an accident, prioritize injuries, and make informed decisions about treatment and evacuation.
  2. Wound Management: Master the skills needed to clean and dress wounds effectively, reducing the risk of infection and promoting optimal healing.
  3. Fracture Management: Gain confidence in identifying and stabilizing fractures and dislocations using improvised splints and supports.
  4. Medical Emergencies: Be prepared to recognize and respond to common outdoor medical emergencies such as heat stroke, hypothermia, allergic reactions, and more.
  5. Evacuation Techniques: Understand the principles of safe and efficient evacuation from remote locations, including improvised carries and stretcher use.
  6. Communication and Decision Making: Develop effective communication strategies and decision-making skills to manage emergencies calmly and efficiently.

Why Choose Us

  1. Expertise: Our instructors bring a wealth of experience in wilderness first aid and outdoor leadership, ensuring high-quality training that is both practical and relevant.
  2. Hands-On Learning: Our courses emphasize hands-on practice, allowing participants to develop confidence in their skills through realistic scenarios and simulations.
  3. Tailored Curriculum: We understand the unique challenges faced by outdoor instructors in Cornwall and have tailored our curriculum to address these specific needs.
  4. Certification: Upon completion of our courses, participants will receive certification in outdoor first aid, recognized by leading outdoor organizations and governing bodies.
  5. Community: Join a community of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts committed to safety and preparedness in the great outdoors.


We have accommodation available from camping to beautiful holiday cottages on our site at Tawnamoor near Bodmin Cornwall. Camping will be booked with your course and the cottages through the Tawnamoor website.

The minimum stay is 3 nights but why not extend how long you stay and turn your course into a mini-break.


Click below to look at the amazing cottages at Tawnamoor




Join Us in Safeguarding Adventure

Don’t let the fear of the unknown hold you back from exploring Cornwall’s breathtaking landscapes. With the right training and preparation, you can embark on outdoor adventures with confidence, knowing that you’re equipped to handle whatever challenges come your way.

Take the first step towards becoming a safer, more confident outdoor instructor by enrolling in our Outdoor First Aid Course in Cornwall today. Together, let’s safeguard the spirit of adventure in Cornwall for generations to come.