emergency first aid for outdoor people

Outdoor First Aid with Active First Aid
the perfect solution for all
outdoor professionals and enthusiasts

This is an excellent course for those taking outdoor qualifications such as ML, SPA, MIA and MIC as well as IRATA, BOF, BCU and RYA. It is also popular with those undertaking Duke of Edinburgh responsibilities as well as those who mountain bike, paraglide, horse ride or simply walk or play in the outdoors and wish to be more prepared should an incident occur.


course details

The 2 days have a strong emphasis on practical work and real life scenarios in the outdoor environment.

The centre opens at 8.30am for coffee and the course starts at 9am. The course will finish on both days at 6pm.

day 1

- Principles and guidelines for the first aider
- Vital signs – taking, recording and monitoring
- What to do in an emergency – casualty assessment
- Dealing with the unconscious casualty
- Summoning help in the outdoors and completing a Casualty Report Form
- Common medical emergencies: diabetes, Seizures (epilepsy) asthma, anaphylaxis
- Choking
- Cardiac problems: heart attack and angina
- Basic Life Support: CPR
- Drowning
- Life-threatening bleeding and shock

day 2

- Environmental problems: heat and cold injuries and conditions
- Managing your casualty in the outdoors
- Moving and carrying a casualty
- Care of burns in the remote setting
- Care of wounds in the remote setting
- Head injuries and strokes
- Fractures including spinal injuries
- Dislocations
- Soft tissue injuries

course location

The Emergency First Aid for Outdoor People courses are run from a number of locations around Snowdonia. The location for each course can be found underneath the course date above. If unsure please contact Active First Aid for clarification.

course dates


APRIL            17-18        COURSE FULL

MAY               22-23        5 PLACES AVAILABLE

JUNE            24-28         PRIVATE COURSE

JULY            30-31          8 PLACES AVAILABLE 

AUGUST       14-15        10 PLACES AVAILABLE 



course cost

£169 per person (£159 student discount rate)

private courses

For groups of 6 people or more then please visit our private course page.

book now

Visit our bookings page for details on the booking process.

"Katherine's style of delivery is engaging and good humoured. Her knowledge of the subject is considerable and her practical experience from her Mountain Rescue work offers a unique insight into the challenges faced in the outdoor environment"