Outdoor First Aid Course for Leaders (near Manchester)

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Jun 12

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If you are an active OutdoorLads outdoor event leader,  and have either not been on an outdoor first aid course previously, or in the last three years, OutdoorLads will pay your course fee.  If you are not sure if you are eligible, please contact the office on support@outdoorlads.com who will be able to advise.

If a waitlist develops, we will prioritise those who lead events that our insurers require an accredited Outdoor First Aid certification for (outdoor climbing, mountain biking, mountain walking).

You are responsible for your own travel, food and accommodation costs. The course lasts for two days, starting early each morning and finishing in the evening each day.

This outdoor course deals with issues involved with the long term care of casualties in a remote setting. It is often referred to as a Wilderness First Aid or a Remote First Aid.

The outdoor first aid course includes primary and secondary surveys of a casualty, we also look at first aid equipment and how you may adapted and improvise your own equipment to support your first aid kit.

A lot more emphasis is placed on incident management and relaying information to rescue teams.

We assume minimal outdoor equipment is available. There are plenty of opportunities to practice first aid.

This 2 day (16 hour) course is recognised by the National Governing Bodies such as the Mountain Leader Training, British Canoe Union, British Cycling, British Association of Snowsport Instructors etc. Certificates are issued through the OfQual Awarding Organisation

Please use this link to see more detail.


You will need to bring some ID with you; see "What kit to bring" below. 

We are hoping that Covid-19 restrictions will allow us to be able to run it, obviously this may change in the meantime and if  regulations mean we cannot run this event, we will look to reschedule. However, in the interests of supporting leader development and training, we're cautiously optimistic that this will be able to go ahead. 

Photo: Photo by Simon Hawthorn and used with permission. 

NOTE: We will be looking to put on similar courses elsewhere in 2021. To register your interest, please drop us a line at support@outdoorlads.com and let us know where abouts in the country you are!


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