Lancashire First Aid Training Ltd

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ITC Outdoor First Aid

Forest Schools First Aid

Level 6 (SCQF), 16 Hours

Accredited by the Institute for Outdoor Learning

This 16 hour course over 2 Days is widely regarded as the Gold Standard First Aid qualification for those working in the Outdoor Education Industry.   The course is very focussed on the likelihood that any first aid incident is probably in remote country with poor access, and that the weather will almost certainly be inclement.  Participants have the opportunity to develop the skills they will need to care for casualties in that setting for an extended post incident period.

In that sort of scenario taking full account of one’s responsibilities for a group and a dynamic, ever-changing situation is essential.  This is quite unlike the assumption made in most other courses that an ambulance will arrive in a few minutes.

On our Outdoor First Aid course all instruction is delivered by qualified First Aid Instructor/Assessors who are also full call out members of a Mountain Rescue Team with more than 100 years experience between them.  Our Instructors also hold Mountain Leader, Cave Leader, SPA (Rock Climbing), Ski Instructor and RYA Sailing Instructor qualifications.  They are all very experienced Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessors and Supervisors.

£130.00 pp

The ITC Outdoor First Aid course is probably the Gold Standard qualification for the Outdoor Education industry.

£130.00 pp

The content of the course is broadly:

  •     Recognising and responding to Vital Signs
  •     ABC of Incident Procedure
  •     Care of the unconscious - Recovery Position
  •     CPR for Adults, Drowning and Children - Using an AED
  •     Treatment of choking
  •     Management of Bleeding - Shock
  •     Limb injuries, sprains, fractures and dislocations
  •     Head injuries
  •     Chest, abdominal and pelvic injury
  •     Bites and stings
  •     Medical emergencies, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, anaphylaxis, heart attack, stroke
  •     Burns and scalds
  •     Cold and heat - hypothermia including immersion, heat exhaustion and heat stroke
  •     Monitoring casualties, record keeping and reporting
  •     Insulation and protection in the outdoors
  •     Neck and spinal injuries

The Level 6 (SCQF) ITC Outdoor First Aid course is the ideal qualification for Forest Schools Practitioners.

Please be aware that on the second day of this course we spend time in the outdoors whatever the weather conducting practical scenarios.  This always involves candidates lying, kneeling and rolling over on the cold, wet and often muddy ground.   These are the conditions in which outdoor first aid is practised, so we try to ensure our teaching reflects reality.

The certificate has a life of 3 years, and every candidate receives an Outdoor First Aid manual.

Lancashire First Aid Training Ltd is very pleased to be the training provider chosen by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for its Assessors in the North West, also the Lancashire & Merseyside Wildlife Trusts and the Woodland Trust across the UK.

NOTE: All our courses are practical and active, we normally expect all candidates to be able to bend, kneel, lie and roll another person on floor mats, and to perform CPR on a manikin.  We advise all candidates to dress so that they will feel comfortable to do so.

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