FAIB Award Outdoor First Aid


Our Outdoor First Aid Courses will set you up with the knowledge and confidence to manage incidents ranging from a cut finger to a multiple casualty emergency in a remote location. We’ll deliver this first aid training in a fun and friendly atmosphere whilst providing as much realism as possible. There is a small element of e-learning prior to the course to enable us to spend more time in outdoor scenarios during the training.

£130 + VAT (£156)

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The 2-day (16 hour) Outdoor First Aid qualification is a comprehensive outdoor first aid course designed to meet the needs of those who work and play in the outdoors in potentially remote locations and meets NGB standards.  The course encompasses a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions along with scenarios taking place outdoors and is run in a friendly and relaxed environment.  For a small additional fee (£15 + VAT) we can also issue an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate as well as the Outdoor First Aid certificate.

Participants on our wilderness first aid courses come from many backgrounds and occupations including Forest School leaders, teachers, outdoor instructors, youth leaders, parents, students, office workers, people working in remote and foreign locations, tradespeople etc.

The course covers those +F topics required by forestry workers.

Topics this course covers includes:

  • Severe bleeding (i.e. chainsaw injury)
  • First aid for the outdoors environment
  • Casualty management
  • Unconscious casualty management
  • Primary survey
  • Resuscitation inc. children and drowning
  • Immersion in water
  • Choking and Shock
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Medical conditions
  • Crush injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Fractures
  • Poisons
  • Bites and Stings
  • Effects of heat and cold inc. Hypothermia, Frost bite and Dehydration
  • Lymes Disease
  • Working remotely

“Highly interactive, practical sessions reinforcing First Aid theory.  These sessions highlighted that real-life, "outdoors" First Aid needs to consider factors such as situational dangers, clothing layers and equipment blowing away! Sam is a first rate tutor who puts enormous energy into planning and delivering the sessions.”

“Very good tuition, presented well, I have sat through a lot of first aid courses over the years as required for work, this one didn't feel like we were just going through the motions for a bit of paper at the end, but to create people better equipped to deal with an incident requiring first aid. Thank you.”

The Wilderness Project is regulated by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB). All FAIB certificates are recognised by HSE and Department for Education/OFSTED Inspectors. The FAIB quality managment system holds third party Certification via UKAS and operates under the standards required for ISO 9001 (2015).

The FAIB are one of the founding members of the First Aid Quality Partnership (FAQP), a body that includes representation from HSE, the Resuscitation Council (UK), the Voluntary Aid Societies and from OFQUAL, SQA as well as Fire, Police and Ambulance. The Wilderness Project meets the Quality Assurance standards published by the FAQP.

We deliver our training in a fun and friendly atmosphere whilst providing as much realism as possible.

We offer open courses and private group bookings as well as bespoke first aid training e.g for DofE. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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May 8-9 2024, August 15-16 2024, October 8-9 2024, November 14-15 2024