Outdoor Emergency First Aid (8 hour)
1 day (8 hours)

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 Emergency First Aid course for?

This one day (8 hour) Outdoor First Aid course is useful for individuals who work in the outdoors close to roads or buildings. 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.

Leaders may require the 2-day (16 hour) Outdoor Pursuits course instead – do check before Booking.

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

  • Safe best practice related to the outdoor environment
  • Checking vital signs
  • A systematic approach to incident management – ABCDE
  • The unconscious casualty – breathing and not breathing
  • Dealing with life-threatening conditions – seizure, hypothermia, asthma
  • Managing contextualised outdoor scenarios
  • External bleeding and internal bleeding with (Hypovolaemic) shock
  • The choking casualty

Individual places – please read

This Course is only run as a Group Booking due to the complexity of organising it. If you are looking for an individual place, let us know and we can put you on our Waiting list for spaces on a Private course where the Client will allow spare spaces to be sold to individuals.


Our Instructors come from a range of professional and voluntary backgrounds such as:

  • emergency services (ambulance, police and fire service)
  • military (medics)
  • outdoor professionals (Mountain leaders)
  • Community Responders
  • Experienced First Aiders

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.


Our training is very practical and hands on. We 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.


There are no formal prerequisites to attend this course. The minimum age to attend is 16 and you must be reasonably fit and strong due to the physical nature of the training.

Basic written and verbal English comprehension is required. To pass you must be able to demonstrate practical competence.

If you have any disabilities please contact us beforehand to discuss how we might be able to support you.




All candidates must attend the full 8 hours to qualify. Each candidate is continually assessed throughout. There is NO final practical assessment.


This course is Certified internally by 4 Minutes Training (the owner of the National School of First Aid Training).


In-house course for 12 candidates
- £600 + vat

Individual candidate
- £80 + vat


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