Outdoor First Aid 16 Hour Course

About the course

This course adheres to Band 3 of the Institute for Outdoor Learning  Outdoor First Aid Training Framework and is approved by the First Aid Industry Body.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone, but is particularly suitable for those who work outdoors, for example, Outdoor pursuits instructors, Tree Surgeons, Estate workers, and anyone who enjoys the great outdoors, to name but a few.

Your First Aid Trainer:

Your trainer will have had real-life experience of administering First Aid form serving in the Emergency Services, which we truly believe gives credibility and quality to the training you deserve to receive. Your abilities in saving a life are most important to us, hence this is why our training ethos is to create a relaxed and enjoyable training experience in which to learn to your full potential.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to Outdoor First Aid
  • Action and priorities in an Emergency
  • Basic Life Support (Adult and Child CPR)
  • Administer First Aid to an Adult or Child who is choking
  • Content of First Aid kits
  • Primary and Secondary patient assessment
  • Management of the unconscious patient

Medical Emergencies:

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Diabetes
  • Seizures (Epilepsy)
  • Asthma
  • Dehydration

Trauma Emergencies:

  • Fractures
  • Minor & Major Bleeding (including the trauma dressing)
  • Head Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Hypothermia & Hyperthermia

Duration:

2 Days 16 contact hours

9.30 – 18.30 each day

Qualification:

Qualification for the Outdoor First Aid 2-Day Course is achieved through ongoing assessment.

1. Emergency First Aid at Work

2. Outdoor First Aid 16 Hours

Qualification (Valid for 3 years)

Organisations that recognise our qualification:

The Emergency Life Support Team’s Outdoor First Aid 16-hour course fulfils the needs of the majority of outdoor national governing bodies such as: 

MBLA,ML, SPA, RYA, BCU, ASSI, BOF, DofE and BASI & Forest School.

Courses at your venue:

In order to arrange a 2 Day Outdoor First Aid course group booking at your site, a minimum requirement of six candidates will be required. The training can be delivered at your own venue anywhere in the UK. Please contact us for a quote.

(6 customer reviews)

Course dates and locations:

25th & 26th January 2020 - Sussex Wildlife Trust, West Sussex

 

Sussex Wildlife Trust
Woodsmill
Henfield
West Sussex
BN5 9SD

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Cost £150.00

30th & 31st January 2020 - RSPCA Mallydams, East Sussex

 

RSPCA Mallydams Wood
Peter James Lane
Fairlight
Hastings
TN35 4AH

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Cost £150.00

17th & 18th February 2020 - RSPCA Mallydams, East Sussex

 

RSPCA Mallydams Wood
Peter James Lane
Fairlight
Hastings
TN35 4AH

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2nd & 3rd April 2020 - RSPCA Mallydams, East Sussex

 

RSPCA Mallydams Wood
Peter James Lane
Fairlight
Hastings
TN35 4AH

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11th & 12th May 2020 - RSPCA Mallydams, East Sussex

 

RSPCA Mallydams Wood
Peter James Lane
Fairlight
Hastings
TN35 4AH

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£150.00

11th & 12th June 2020 - RSPCA Mallydams, East Sussex

 

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Peter James Lane
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Hastings
TN35 4AH

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Price:

£150.00

Outdoor First Aid Course Venues

Sussex Wildlife Trust
Woodsmill
Henfield
West Sussex
BN5 9SD

Our venue at Henfield is ideal for West Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and London.

If you require accomadation there is a Travelodge 5 miles away from our centre.

Travelodge A23 Southbound, Nr Burgess Hill,
Hickstead, West Sussex RH17 5NZ

RSPCA Mallydams Wood
Peter James Lane
Fairlight
Hastings
TN35 4AH

The venue at Mallydams would suit those living in East Sussex, Kent and London.

If you require accomadation for our venue in East Sussex, there is a Travelodge 3.7 miles away in Hastings.

Travelodge, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex
TN34 1ET

    6 reviews for Outdoor First Aid 16 Hour Course

    1. elsteam999

      Thanks again to Shaun and yourself for the best first aid course I’ve ever been on. I’ve been on a few, the first was around 1983. Between the two of you, you really have the ability to impart information that sticks in my mind. You’ve got something that (death by) PowerPoint cannot get close to. Your real-life stories and Shaun’s catastrophe acting make a formidable double act, much of which is etched on my brain. (Help!)

      You aroused my curiosity which made me want to learn so for that reason I could have done two more days. You made it really interesting so it became fun, even if the subject matter was life or death.

      You’ve created a very special vehicle for teaching the skills needed to save lives and long may you continue.

      Best wishes and thanks again.

      Malcolm Hazleton

      Sunlight Centre

    2. elsteam999

      I’ve just got home after completing the 2-day Outdoor First Aid course, and really feel that we should all be looking to ELST to provide first aid training. I’ve been on several first aid courses, and have needed to use first aid (or my attempts at it) on numerous occasions in the real world, just as a teacher, a member of the public, and a road-user. What I can say about ELST is that their scenario training is outstanding, and provides what I feel is an invaluable, real-as-possible experience, that can help you to feel more prepared should you find yourself in similar life-threatening (or otherwise) situations.

      We spent the first day in the classroom, and spent the second day in the woods getting muddy and (fake) bloody. The course content was very good and as described, but whereas on previous courses, where I’ve gone home full of questions, concerns, doubts, and dare I say, fears about my memory and abilities to deal with anything, actually having a hands-on experience and a running commentary, I have come away from ELST reassured that I’ll do my best, that doing my best WILL help (if possible), and that that’d good enough for the situation I’m presented with. I have no doubt that it’ll save lives.

      Thanks ever so much both to Andy, for his expert instruction, and to Sean, for his frighteningly-real scenarios and helping to bring things to life (or death!). The pair make a great team, have a vast wealth of experience between them, and are approachable and easy to talk to. I can’t recommend this course enough to anyone in any walk of life, frankly. I did this through work, but if you’ve never had any first aid training, just book yourself on it. You could save a loved-one (or anyone, really) with just a bit of knowledge, and the confidence to have a go.

      Thanks again,

      James Andrew

    3. elsteam999

      I first did the two day course 3 years ago and without a doubt it was the best first aid course I’d ever attended so I had no hesitation in booking on another this year to renew my qualifications. Andy is friendly, welcoming and delivers a wealth of information and examples in a professional, knowledgeable but easily understandable way. On the two courses Andy has been joined by Shaun and the two of them work really well together both with a great sense of humour which is not normally found on first aid courses.

      They create outdoor scenarios which provide fantastic practical opportunities to fulfil the role of first responder and use the knowledge discussed, followed by appropriate feedback and reflection afterwards. Highly recommended to anyone looking for an introduction to first aid and especially those needing the outdoor first aid qualification. Definitely a fresh approach to teaching first aid which leaves much more of an impression than traditional courses. Thanks Andy and Shaun!

      Julie Butler

    4. elsteam999

      A very engaging day accompanied by an instructor with real life experience making it more applicable and realistic. Thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt a lot of important skills. Would defiantly recommend!

      Tabitha McConnell

    5. elsteam999

      The two day course was, without a doubt, the best first aid course I’ve ever done. It was packed with information, which was delivered in a professional, knowledgeable and digestible way, with many examples given. Andy was friendly and welcoming and scenarios created outdoors provided fantastic practical opportunities to put the theory into practice, with appropriate reflection afterwards.
      Andy and Shaun also had a sense of humour – not something always found on first aid courses! I highly recommend.

      Rowena Gerrett

    6. elsteam999

      I have been a motorcyclist (in an accident of my own making), and a witness to three serious road traffic incidents at which I was the first on the scene. In each of these situations I wished that I had been more able to help. For this reason, I decided that and ELST course was for me.

      To say that I had reservations about a) doing an Outdoor First Aid course, and b) that I would be observed whilst carrying out actions on a real person with very lifelike injuries would be an understatement! The reality, however, was that it was informative, fun, immersive and gave me a bonding experience with my fellow trainees that was totally unexpected.

      I genuinely did not know what to expect from this course (I attended a 2-day outdoor course). I’d been on a workplace First Aid course, which was pretty much all theory and took place over three days in a hotel somewhere. I found the Outdoor First aid course to be a completely different experience. I don’t want to spoil any surprises for anyone but, boy, is the make-up good! I had also been concerned about being watched as I employed my new-found knowledge and skills in the woods. I needn’t have worried – there is no criticism, only encouragement, and I became so immersed in the reality of the situations we were presented with that at one stage I found myself getting quite emotional at the prospect of one of my “patients” dying from a pretend heart attack!

      Andy and his team know how to make you understand what you are facing, how to use facilities that are at your disposal in the outdoors, how to treat an accident as a “resolvable situation” rather than a crisis and, more importantly, to accept that you cannot solve everything.

      My lesson learnt? As long as you have done your best to help, then that is better than standing by and doing nothing. I now carry a pink high viz jacket and a “proper” first aid kit in my car as a matter of course, confident that, should the need to use it arise I will be able to do something more useful than simply call for help.

      Chrissy Higgins

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