Advanced First Aid - 2 days

Suitable for anybody who wants further understanding and to develop their first aid skills. This course is about becoming advanced at the basics and is accepted by many outdoor National Governing Bodies. No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course but is advised.

Who is the Advanced First Aid course for?

Our 2 day Advanced First Aid course is accredited and recognised by most of the outdoor National Governing Bodies (NGB). The course is designed especially for people who may be away from immediate help for considerable time. Its principle as an Advanced First Aid course is to become highly skilled at the basics, and build the first aiders confidence to a new level. This course is perfect as a bolt on to the 2 day SQA Outdoor First Aid course or the 1 day Outdoor First Aid course.

About this qualification

This qualification will provide additional knowledge and develop relevant understanding. It builds upon previous knowledge, enhancing casualty monitoring skills and extending incident management skills. This course deals with relevant issues such as adults and children in urban and remote environments as individuals or in a team contexts with help being minutes or hours away. The Advanced First Aid course offers a pro-active approach to incident management.

Advanced First Aid programme

  • Managing incidents safely
  • Pro-actively interpreting vital signs
  • Dealing with unconsciousness in hostile environments
  • Resuscitation adult and child in both urban and remote environments
  • Improvisation and managing injury and illness
  • Dealing with the environment
  • Scenario based outdoor training
  • Disaster planning and triage


Our trainers come from a range of professional backgrounds such as the emergency services, the military and outdoor professionals. We aim to match instructors to your specific training requirements. They are aware of the specific needs of various outdoor environments, fully understanding the problems and judgements that have to be made when dealing with incidents in stressful, dangerous and remote situations. Learn more about our trainers and what makes them unique.


Our training is very practical and hands on with a typically 70% practical to just 30% theory. Our courses do not rely upon the usual ‘death by PowerPoint’, instead we use progressive incident scenario based training methods. Our courses teach techniques proven to work in real life incidents and not just in a classroom. Our training builds confidence and develops first aid skills into complete incident management. Read more about our training and why we get such positive reviews.


All candidates must attend the full course to qualify. Each candidate is continually assessed throughout. There is NO final practical assessment.


The 2 day Advanced First Aid qualification is valid for 3 years.
It can be revalidated by completing a 2 day Advanced First Aid course.
It is also ‘highly recommended’ that first aiders attend an Annual Basic Skills Refresher course.


Our awarding body for Advanced First Aid is ITC First Aid who are authorised and regulated by
Ofqual and the SQA. Qualification title is: Advanced First Aid.


In-house course for 12 candidates
- guide price £900

Individual candidate
- guide price £140


Please-contact us for a personalised quote - any savings we can make will be taken off the price.

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