Outdoor First Aid

ITC Accredited Qualifications:

  • ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid – SQA .  This is the ONLY Outdoor First Aid qualification that is externally regulated by national qualification regulators and meets the standards to appear on a national qualifications register.  The course is consistently quality assured, the highest of standards.
  • Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action  A 1-day  course covering basic life support in the outdoor context.  8 hours of contextualised training.
  • Outdoor First Aid Emergency Incident Management, tailored content for specialist outdoor environments.
    16+ hours.  Keeps most National Governing Body Instructor Awards valid.

Blueprint First Aid uses only ITC First Aid Providers approved to deliver these qualificatins. All trainers have an active interest and commitment to the outdoor environment, understanding the issues, dilemmas and judgments required when dealing with incidents in potentially hostile remote environments. This makes the training highly relevant to those whose work or leisure is in these environments. All trainers have to follow a rigorous training programme, demonstrating competency to deliver as well as knowledge of the sector.

Course Overview

ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid
The outdoor environment nearly always means that the casualty has to be looked after for a longer timescale than is typical in a more urban setting. Blueprint First Aid Outdoor courses look at how to manage the situation when the ambulance does not turn up in 10 minutes time and are appropriate if your work or leisure place is remote. This qualification will keep most NGB Outdoor Instructor awards valid.

Course Duration

2 days (2 x 9 hour days with 16 of hours contact time). Timings for group bookings can be arranged to meet your own organisations needs.

The course will be delivered by one of our experienced professional trainers who have an active interest in First Aid in addition to being genuine outdoor enthusiasts. Our trainers understand the specific needs of various outdoor environments and are constantly updating their methods and materials to keep abreast of current best practice from around the world. Trainers will relate the course activities to your specific workplace whilst also following Health and Safety Executive approved code of practice guidelines.


  • Safe best practice
  • A systematic approach to incident management in the outdoors
  • Unconsciousness; causes and treatment
  • External bleeding, internal bleeding and shock
  • Resuscitation procedures including choking
  • Awareness of current regulations
  • Injury management outdoors
  • Illness recognition and management
  • Managing thermal (heat and cold) problems
  • Incident management scenarios


  • Interactive hands-on practical training delivered both indoors and outside
  • Qualified trainers with a specific interest in the outdoors
  • Typically 70%/30% practical/theory session ratio
  • One CPR training manikin per 2 participants
  • Use of recommended first aid kit
  • Easy to follow individual course booklet
  • An accredited, recognised certificate valid for 3 years

Course fees vary according to location, venue etc- see the course calendar for further information on individual bookings or contact us at enquiries@blueprintfirstaid.co.uk for booking a course for your organisation.

This certificate is revalidated by attending another 16-hour outdoor First Aid course in 3 years time.

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