First aid courses

first-aid-two-ladies-practising-basic-first-aid-skillsOur two day (16 hour) first aid course is open to anyone and is particularly relevant for those who are working or volunteering in an outdoor environment.

The qualification gained is the Emergency First Response (primary and secondary care) certification, which is appropriate for those working towards or currently holding outdoor National Governing Body Awards.

The course is divided into two sections.

Primary care deals with handling life-threatening emergencies, including:

  • Scene assessment
  • Primary assessment
  • Adult CPR
  • Conscious and unconscious choking adult
  • Serious bleeding management
  • Shock management
  • Spinal injury management
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use

Secondary care teaches you how to provide first aid for patients with conditions that are not immediately life-threatening, including:

  • Injury assessment
  • Illness assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting for dislocations and fractures

The course includes video material, discussion, skill development, group work and scenario practice.

The majority of the first day addresses the ‘Primary care’ syllabus, with plenty of CPR practice indoors.

first-aid-group-practising-first-aid-skills-in-a-realistic-situationDay two covers the ‘Secondary care’ syllabus and bring together primary and secondary skills in scenario practice, both indoors and outdoors.

The course is assessed by observation throughout and will finish on the second afternoon with a practical scenario and a short exam.

The certification lasts for three years in the UK.