Outdoor First Aid

16 Hour Course

Course Dates


25th & 26th July 2019

5th & 6th September 2019



ELST Base Camp

Mackerel Hill


East Sussex

TN31 6YH

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What 3 Words address



1. Emergency First Aid at Work

2. Outdoor First Aid 16 Hours

Valid for 3 years.



2 Days 16 contact hours

9.30hrs – 18.30hrs each day



You will be assessed through ongoing practical assessments.

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£145.00 Per Person

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From £120.00 Per Person

Outdoor First Aid 16 hour course

Our 2 Day Outdoor First Aid 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.

Outdoor First Aid is indeed a specific discipline in First Aid because it presents the rescuer with the unique situation of prolonged care of a patient in a remote area before definitive medical care can be provided. In this challenging situation, the emergency medical services may be difficult to obtain or delayed. Therefore, in light of this, a number of different skills and considerations required compared to the urban setting.

About the course

Throughout your Outdoor First Aid 16 hour course you will be presented with a number of very realistic situations involving casualty simulation. Such as open fractures, major bleeding, burns and head injuries in other words as real as it can be! Undoubtedly this will certainly challenge and enhance your skills and knowledge you have acquired during the course.

Ultimately, the training and scenarios we provide for you, give you more confidence in dealing with a true life emergency.

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.

Organisations that recognise our qualification

Emergency Life Support Teams Outdoor First Aid 16 hour course fulfils the needs of the majority of outdoor national governing bodies such as SMBLA, ML, SPA, RYA, BCU, ASSI, BOF, DofE and BASI & Forest Schools.

Furthermore, this course is without a doubt far more suitable for those who work outdoors, for example, Tree Surgeons, Estate workers, and anyone who enjoys the great outdoors, to name but a few.

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.


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

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Outdoor First Aid Course (16 hours - 2 Days)
Average rating:  
 7 reviews
by Jim Howdle on Outdoor First Aid Course (16 hours - 2 Days)

Fantastically informative course that cuts through the nonsense and gives you the tools and confidence to provide first aid. Enjoyable and informative.

by Tony Caslin on Outdoor First Aid Course (16 hours - 2 Days)
Organisation: TJ Board Hire

An amazing two day outdoor first aid course run by Andy Sullivan of Emergency Life Support Team , real life scenarios played out where you become the hands on first responder, check it out. A much needed fresh approach to teaching first aid that does not involve ticking boxes in a classroom powerpoint presentation. Highly recommended.

by Catherine Gallagher on Outdoor First Aid Course (16 hours - 2 Days)
Organisation: The Beyond Travel Company
Job Title: Director

If you know someone who's interested in learning how to save a life and what to do in an emergency situation, I can highly recommend Andy at Emergency Life Support Team. It's also great fun and a good day outdoors!

by Pete Crawford on Outdoor First Aid Course (16 hours - 2 Days)
Organisation: Sussex Wildlife Trust
Job Title: Strategy Lead, People & Wildlife

“ELST has become our favoured provided of First Aid, because of the knowledge and skill he brings to the course, his understanding of our needs working outdoors and with machinery . Most of the teaching is outside, and the training scenarios are tailored to our work and much more realistic than classroom-based providers. Our staff say they feel more confident and able to deal with an incident and that they really enjoy the training. Thanks Andy!”

by Nigel Chater on Outdoor First Aid Course (16 hours - 2 Days)

As a mountain leader I needed to renew my first aid qualification. I found the 2 day Outdoor first Aid course both fun and challenging. Andy’s practical knowledge and advice made this course shine out from others I have attended. Don’t expect overhead projectors and PowerPoint presentations this course is truly ‘Outdoors’. I found the website easy to use and it gave me a good variety of dates to choose from. Andy ensured that the casualty scenarios were realistic and more importantly relevant to my work.
This course will be at the top of my list when it’s time to refresh my knowledge. Nigel Chater HF Holidays

by Fin Glazier on Outdoor First Aid Course (16 hours - 2 Days)
Organisation: Chichester College

Fantastic experience and knowledge. Very reassuring. Gained a lot of confidence. Well worth it, cheers!

Fin Glazier

Chichester College

by Lynda Woods on Outdoor First Aid Course (16 hours - 2 Days)
Organisation: Sussex Wildlife Trust

After years of renewing my first aid certificate in stuffy classrooms with sheaves of notes never looked at again, this course was a breath of fresh air - literally.....

With Andy and his amazing team we got one valuable list of first aid kit contents, one simple (SAMPLE) acrostic to remind us what info to get from the 'patient' and a host of practical advice. Treating casualties in the woods for injuries and incidents that you really might potentially meet was stimulating and scary in equal measure.

This course was practical, relevant and fun. I feel so much more confident that I CAN do this.

Thank you, guys! Lynda Woods Sussex Wildlife Trust

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