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ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid (2 days)

The ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). This qualification is regulated by Ofqual & is designed for clients operating in an outdoor environment and outdoor enthusiasts. This qualification meets the requirements of the Institute for Outdoor Learning Statement of Good Practice for Outdoor First Aid Training.

This is a 2 day (16 hours) course designed for clients who operate in an outdoor environment. It has been designed to meet the needs of those working away from
immediate assistance (more than 30 mins) in the remote and rural regions of the UK. This Outdoor First Aid qualification is externally regulated and meets the standards to appear upon the national qualifications frameworks of England and Wales.

The course is recognised throughout the UK and is the course of choice for experienced practitioners who use the outdoors and need to validate their NGB Awards. It is appropriate to; CWA; RCI; ML; MIA; MIC; BMG; CIC; BCU; MBL; BOF; RYA; BASI qualification holders. Teachers running outdoor trips, MIDAS Minibus drivers, DofE co-ordinators, Scout leaders, Sports Coaches etc should hold this First Aid Award.

The course meets the requirements of the Institute for Outdoor Learning Statement of Good Practice for Outdoor First Aid Training at Band 3. This is hosted upon the Institute for Outdoor Learning website.

This course is practical in nature and learners are expected to take a full and active part including kneeling, rolling, lying on the ground and having physical contact with other course members.

If you think you may have a condition, which may pose a problem or may prevent you from taking a full and active part in the course, we may be able to make a reasonable adjustment, please contact us in this case to discuss.

Working for many years in the outdoors, with a huge variety of people, our instructors have  mountains of knowledge which enables them to deliver dynamic courses that utilise their vast experience of delivering Outdoor Activities. This makes our training more applicable and helps students gain vital life-saving skills and knowledge. As a result they will be able to deal confidently and competently with a wide range of situations that could arise in the outdoors.

The course is also suitable for anyone working or playing in the outdoors, such as walkers, climbers, cyclists, golfers, anglers, school party leaders, Scout Leaders, forestry, agriculture and construction workers, etc.

This course covers the syllabus for Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW); therefore a workplace recognised EFAW Certificate is issued in addition to the Outdoor First Aid Certificate.

The course focuses on managing incidents both on-site and away from your base, and course content includes:

  • Assessment of casualty
  • Accident procedure
  • Bleeding and shock
  • CPR (for Cardiac Arrest and Drowning)
  • Using a Defibrillator
  • Treatment of sprains and strains
  • Fractures and injury
  • Head and torso injury and treatment
  • Medical emergencies
  • Hypo- and hyperthermia
  • Bites and stings
  • Triage
  • Incident management
  • Practical scenarios indoors and outdoors
  • What do I do if I am remote?
  • outdoor specific scenarios and outdoor incident management
  • answering queries such as when or how to remove boots, helmets and looking after a casualty for some hours.


Candidates are continuously assessed on their practical outdoor first aid skills throughout the course and must complete a series of multiple-choice questions to gain the SQA qualification.

Training Venue

This is a very popular First Aid training course, which we deliver at our Northumberland venue. We will be working outdoors for much of this course so please come dressed appropriately for the season.

If you require details regarding an ‘on site’ training course, please contact us & we will be happy to help you arrange this.

Booking and Costs

Contact Paul Mordue:
Tel: 01434 689778 or 07966902530

Cost: £140 per delegate – min group size of 6.

Contact Us

Contact Paul Mordue:
Tel: 01434 689778 or 07966902530