16 Hour Outdoor Pursuits First Aid

Who is this qualification for?

Gain a nationally recognised outdoor pursuits first aid qualification which is aimed at learners who are required to hold a relevant 16 hours outdoor first aid certificate. The validity of this award is 3-years. At which point a award holder may choose to attend this training again or may select a higher level of training. This will depend on their needs assessment. The training aligns with the band 3 of the IOL guidance for outdoor providers. Those award holders requiring to meet the IOL Band 4 first aid level may choose to attend the 5-day Initial Person on Scene (Outdoor Environments) Course. Alignment means that the following National Governing Bodies recognise this training:

  • British Canoeing
  • Mountain Training UK
  • The Mountain Training Board Ireland
  • British Cycling
  • Royal Yachting Association
  • British Association of International Mountain Leaders

This course of instruction exceeds the minimum of 12 hours of training over two days set by the British Association of Ski Instructors (BASI) and is therefore appropriate for those requiring a suitable first aid certificate as their licence to practice when leading skiing activities. It also exceeds both Snowsport England and Snowsport Scotland’s first aid standards for those requiring a suitable first aid certificate as their licence to operate, subject to their local operating conditions.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to attend 18 hours typically over two long days.

Topics covered

The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider acting in a outdoor leadership position, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest & head injuries, spinal injuries, Hypo & Hyperthermia, asthma attack, severe allergic reactions & near drowning and much more. 

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and a multiple-choice theory test.

Fees & Booking

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Individuals joining us will be charged at

£130 per person

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Snowsports England First Aid Policy

Snowsports Scotland First Aid Standards

British Association of Ski Instructors First Aid Policy

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