Effective Outdoor First Aid Courses in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear

First aid provision is essential in an outdoor environment, as an accident could happen an any turn. As dedicated training providers, we ensure you have the skills and knowledge that you need. Based in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, our team provide complete outdoor and wilderness first aid courses. These courses ensure that you are prepared for an emergency.

A Wide Range

Our committed team deliver ITC Outdoor first aid courses. These validate a variety of qualifications, and the courses that we offer are chosen by most outdoor practitioners. Here is a sample of the qualifications that our course validates:

  • BASI
  • BCU
  • BOF
  • Cave and Mine Leader qualifications 
  • CWA
  • Cycle and Mountain Bike Instructor
  • MIA
  • MIC
  • ML
  • RYA
  • Ski and Snowboard Leader
  • SPA

It’s a highly adaptable course, and it is effective in a variety of environments. Here are the people that may choose our course:

  • Agricultural Workers
  • Anglers
  • Climbers
  • Construction Workers
  • Cyclists
  • DofE Trainers and Participants
  • Forestry Workers
  • Golfers
  • Paddlers
  • School Party Leaders
  • Scout Leaders
  • Walkers

The course is delivered so that participants follow a systematic, straightforward training programme. First Aid is a practical subject which means that hands-on techniques are the hallmark of our courses. You manage simulated incidents on the training course, making real decisions and feeling real emotions.

ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid - 16+ hours (SQA)

This course is recognised throughout the UK. It was the first outdoor first aid qualification to be externally regulated. It also meets the standards to appear on a national qualifications framework, which proves its high quality. The course is usually split into two units: 

  • Unit 1 Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (U074 04) – This leads to an Emergency First Aid at Work (HSE recognised) qualification.
  • Unit 2 First Aid for Outdoor Incident Management (U422 04) – This leads to the ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid qualification.

In addition to these units, the course covers the syllabus for the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification. As a result, 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. Course content includes the following:

  • Assessment of Casualty
  • Accident Procedure
  • Bleeding and Shock
  • CPR (Cardiac Arrest and Drowning)
  • 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

Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action (1-day course)

Dealing with the essentials, this course helps with managing immediate, potentially life threatening incidents in a systematic manner. It is ideal for anyone that may be required to take charge at an incident. This one-day (eight-hour) course is suitable for some outdoor instructor awards, including the Climbing Wall, British Cycling, and Royal Yachting Association Awards. As this course is modular in nature, it is often the first step to an ITC certificate in outdoor first aid.

Outdoor First Aid Incident Management

As our standard 2-day (16 hour) Outdoor First Aid course, it keeps most national governing body instructor awards valid. Course content is tailored to your specific outdoor activity, environment, and client group.

Paediatric (Outdoor) First Aid (16 hours)

This course covers all the same content as the Level 2 award in Paediatric First Aid, but it also looks at additional content, including adult CPR in an outdoor context. It is suitable for anyone that takes children out of the classroom. The course satisfies Ofsted and EYFS. It also validates Forest School and other outdoor teaching and coaching qualifications.

Successful participants of this course receive two certificates. These include the following:

  • Paediatric (Outdoor) First Aid (16 hours)
  • ITC Level 3 Certificate in Paediatric First Aid (12+ hours).

These courses normally take place outdoors, so ensure that you bring clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.

Contact us, in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, to discover more information on our wilderness and outdoor training courses.