Advanced Outdoor First Aid

3 Day Advanced Outdoor First Aid courses

Our 3 day advanced first aid courses are aimed at training outdoor professionals and travellers who operate overseas in wilderness environments that are far from help. We have approached this course with our own vast experience of leading overseas expeditions knowing what situations you are likely to face and with what kit you are likely to be carrying. To that end the course is designed for first-aiders, but because you may find yourself in some pretty remote places with few resources readily to hand, with experienced trainers leading this course we go beyond the realms of traditional first aid.  We aim to give delegates on this course the skills and the confidence to face a whole host of situations from managing trauma to the very common problems of an upset stomach.

Our Advanced Outdoor First Aid training ….

  • Will revalidate ALL NGB awards (eg MCI, Mountain Leader, RCI, HML, BCU, BASI ski instructor, Mountain Bike Leader, Local Cave and Mine Leader etc)
  • Is suitable for school teachers/DofE leaders, HF holidays’ & Ramblers’ leaders 
  • Meets the standards set by the Institute of Outdoor Learning at band 4
Advanced Outdoor First Aid - casualty monitoring
casualty management in the outdoors

3 Day Advanced Outdoor First Aid - course objectives

This course covers everything in our two day outdoor first aid courses but at a more advanced level and with extra content. Course objectives include:

    • Pre-trip planning with a view to managing medical emergencies
    • Vital Signs – how to make informed decisions
    • Primary and secondary surveys
    • Airway management
    • Casualty monitoring
    • CPR with the use of AED (defibrillators)
    • Bleeding and catastrophic bleed management
    • Fracture management
    • Pain management considerations
    • Snake bites
    • Altitude sickness
    • Common conditions – asthma, diabetes, seizures, strokes
    • Managing sickness
    • Triage first aid
Price: £210
Course fee includes first aid manual and first aid certificate valid for three years.
Package
      • Interactive hands on practical training indoors and out
      • Use of recommended first aid kit
      • Easy to follow individual course booklet
      • An accredited, recognised certificate valid for 3 years

Location

These course run from our venues in the Peak District and Sheffield. 

Course dates

Currently no courses are scheduled, but do get in touch if this is something you think you might like to join us for.

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Group bookings

We are able to take group bookings for these courses. Let us know where and when you need a course running and we will happily offer you a course tailored to your needs and a competitive quote for our services. Group rates include a first aid manual and first aid certificate (valid for three years) for all participants.

Mike Conlon
Mike Conlon
22/12/2021
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Have just completed a 16 hour outdoor first-aid course with this outfit. I arranged it at short notice and nothing seemed too much trouble to Will in providing details and information which was delivered in very comprehensive and professional email form. The actual course was delivered by "Stu" at Awesome Walls, Sheffield. He was an excellent facilitator with a personable manner and the expected repertoire of rubbish jokes. He delivered at an appropriate pace and was knowledgeable in answering questions. Apart from a mandatory written multi choice exercise on the first day, continuous assessment was the name of the game and helped relieve potential stress. I will certainly consider returning in 3 years time and would highly recommend their courses based on my experience. Mike Conlon
Naomi Azeez
Naomi Azeez
22/12/2021
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I recently completed an Outdoor First Aid course and found it both engaging and highly informative. I struggle to stay awake if I'm sat down for too long so the mixture of lecturing, demonstrations and practical skill checks were great. Would definitely recommend. Cheers Will4Adventure and thanks Stu for the nuggets of wisdom!
S Wild
S Wild
19/12/2021
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Excellent Outdoor First Aid course! I have attended first aid courses in the past and come away feeling overwhelmed by all the information. Not so for this course! Will made the course very practical with lots of practice of primary and secondary survey, CPR, and putting casualties into the Safe Airway Position so these steps start to become second nature. We each had a Resuscitation mannequin and defib to use, so there was no waiting turns. This was followed by practical, realistic scenarios to test our knowledge and skills. Will's explanations made it easy to work out the appropriate First Aid in different scenarios and I feel much more confident that I'd be able to respond appropriately if/when I'm next faced with a casualty. Highly recommended.
Penny McBain
Penny McBain
14/12/2021
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An excellent Outdoor First Aid Course run by Lizzy from Will4adventure. Her enthusiasm and ability to relate scenarios to real life situations that we might find ourselves in was really useful. Highly recommend this training from Will4adventure and will definitely be back when needing to renew my qualification. Thank you Lizzy.
Lucy Bryce
Lucy Bryce
14/12/2021
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A great course with lots of info and practical scenarios. Would definitely recommend.
Tim Mitchell
Tim Mitchell
09/12/2021
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Will's Outdoor First Aid course was superbly clear and well structured with plenty of practical exercises. In 2 days he covers Band 4 where many courses are only Band 3, which also means that many attendees are outdoor professionals which as an "outdoor amateur" I found to be great. I thoroughly recommend.
Sandra Schmidt
Sandra Schmidt
08/12/2021
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Stu is an excellent instructor delivering what could be a very dry syllabus with boundless energy under difficult conditions due to Covid. Informative & makes you think how to adapt first aid to real outdoor conditions. Good choice of first aid scenarios.
Sarah Brocklehurst
Sarah Brocklehurst
05/12/2021
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I’ve been going on first aid courses for more than 25 years and this is the third time I have attended the Emergency Outdoor First Aid training with Will4Adventure. This is really high quality, engaging, and effective training. I will definitely be back.
James Macnaughton
James Macnaughton
16/11/2021
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Lizzy ran a brilliant couple of days for us at Will4Adventure. They were informative, enjoyable and I'm coming away a lot more savvy and capable of dealing with all the first aid situations I'm likely to encounter as a forest school outdoor leader. Can't recommend enough!
Nanette Wraith
Nanette Wraith
12/11/2021
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I did 'Outdoor First Aid' course with Will and found it to be a really informative course with lots of practical opportunities to hone knowledge and skills. Will is an engaging, encouraging and knowledgeable with a fantastic teaching style that gives plenty of biological and anatomical background, in an easy-to-understand manner, to help cement knowledge into your brain. This course has given me confidence to perform first aid outdoors. Highly recommend.