Simonside Outdoor Adventure: Outdoor first aid course


  1. Overview
  2. What is taught during the course


This course is takes place over 2 days, each day from 9am to 5.30pm.

You must attend all 2 days.

It covers two units, which include practical and theory assessments from the taught content.

These are broken down into separate modules.

The certificate, a Level 3 Outdoor First Aid, is an Ofqual regulated course. It is approved by (FAA) First Aid Awards, a recognised UK provider, and is valid for 3 years from the course date.

It fulfils all HSE and NGB requirements that will satisfy coaching, instructional and leadership award requirements.

There are 12 places per course.

What is taught during the course

Unit 1

  • What is outdoor first aid (theory assessment)
  • First aid equipment (theory assessment)
  • Summon assistance (practical assessment)
  • Monitoring (theory assessment)
  • Scene surve (theory assessment)
  • Primary survey (practical assessment)
  • Secondary assessment (practical assessment)
  • CPR - AED (practical assessment)
  • Disorders of respiration (practical assessment)
  • Wounds and bleeding (practical assessment)
  • Hypovalaemic shock (practical assessment)

Unit 2

  • Incident management (practical assessment)
  • Bones, joints and muscle injuries (practical assessment)
  • Head and spinal injuries (practical assessment)
  • Chest and abdominal injuries (practical assessment)
  • Major illnesses (practical assessment)
  • Anaphylaxis (practical assessment)
  • Effects of extreme heat and cold (theory assessment)
  • Burn injuries (theory assessment)
  • Eye injuries (practical assessment)
  • Poisoning (theory assessment)
  • Bites and stings (theory assessment)
  • Assessment paper (theory assessment)