Camping in Mountains

LEVEL 3 OUTDOOR FIRST AID

2 Day Course

If your assessment of First Aid needs highlights the need for qualified First Aiders in outdoor activity, then this Level 3 qualification will provide you with suitable and highly trained personnel.


This comprehensive two-day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way, particularly where professional medical help is not immediately available.


This course fulfils the requirements of the First Aid element of the expedition syllabus and it is suitable for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.


There is sufficient content in this course to satisfy the requirements of the HSE in respect of Emergency First Aid at Work. An additional certificate can be provided to evidence this to an employer, this should be requested from your course instructor and additional fees may apply.

 

A range of outdoor First Aid related subjects are covered including:


First Aid Equipment

Assessment of the situation

Prioritising treatment

Environmental factors

Dealing with an unresponsive casualty

Bandaging

Moving a casualty

Shock (including Anaphylaxis)

Fractures and spinal injuries

Heart attacks

Choking

Control of bleeding

Head injuries

Eye injuries

Poisoning

Chest injuries

Abdominal injuries

Sprains and strains

Burns and scalds

Asthma

Diabetes

Epilepsy

Hypothermia

Frostbite

Heat exhaustion

Bites and stings

Minor injuries

Certification

Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day. A three year Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required. A range of methods are used, including, practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).


Numbers

A maximum of 12 students (must be a minimum of 16 years of age) and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A learner cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.


Location

We are able to deliver this course at your place of work