Emergency Outdoor First Aid (QCF) - 1 day - ITC Cerificate

Suitable for low risk outdoor environments and working conditions that require some outdoor first aid skills, such as country park staff. No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course however it is advised that candidates hold at least a valid 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work qualification.

Who is the Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action for?

This one day (8 hour) Outdoor First Aid course is useful for individuals holding a valid First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualification. The course is designed for people who spend time in outdoor environments, as opposed to being predominantly urban and office based such as country park employees, field technicians, basic expedition leaders (BELA) or individuals involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Scheme.

About this qualification

This course covers the essentials of managing immediate, potentially life threatening incidents in a systematic manner. It is ideal for anyone who may be required to take charge at an outdoor incident, where assistance may not be immediately available. This 1 day (8 hour) course is suitable for many outdoor instructor awards and National Governing Body requirements.

Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action programme
Safe best practice, related to outdoor environment including;

  • Safe best practice related to the outdoor environment
  • A systematic approach to incident management
  • Unconsciousness and the causes with treatment
  • Managing contextualised outdoor scenarios
  • External bleeding and internal bleeding with (Hypovolemic) shock
  • Resuscitation procedures including choking
  • Awareness of current regulations and best practice


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 8 hours to qualify. Each candidate is continually assessed throughout. There is NO final practical assessment.


The 1 day Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action certificate is valid for 3 years. It can be revalidated by completing another 1 day Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action course within 3 years. It is ‘highly recommended’ that first aiders attend an Annual Basic Skills Refresher course.


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


In-house course for 12 candidates
- guide price £425

Individual candidate
- guide price £65


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

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