16 Hour Outdoor First Aid. Meets Outdoor Pursuits Requirements

16 Hour Outdoor First Aid. Meets Outdoor Pursuits Requirements


Outdoor Pursuits 16 Hour First Aid to meet the requirements laid down by many outdoor pursuits. The price listed is for the full 16 hour award which consists of day 1 online video-based learning and a day 2 face to face practical classroom session.

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This course can also be delivered on site, subject to our risk assessment.

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About this course

Outdoor Pursuits 16 Hour First Aid to meet the requirements laid down by many outdoor pursuits bodies, as it covers primary and secondary care and adapted to the outdoor world where the emergency services may be harder to access. All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

Our online platform is super simple to navigate. Watch the video lessons at your own pace, pause and resume when it suits you. Answer the incremental multiple-choice questions throughout the course and when you have completed all the lessons, you will be directed to the final assessment.

To make sure you really learn and retain the information, test questions are randomised and video remediation following the final assessment is customised to you.

  • Front-row seat in the class
  • No PowerPoint based slides
  • Detailed bite sized video-based training with demonstrations
  • Subtitles for “sound off” viewing
  • Optional concise text lesson summary with key learning points accompanying each clip
  • Comprehensive manual and posters, and current regulatory guidelines updates
  • Access videos for up to 8 months after purchase
  • Certified CPD evidence-based learning statement and certificate upon successful completion
  • Includes recent guidelines on infection prevention with the outbreak of Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARSCoV2)



Outdoor first aid for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme
Most Duke of Edinburgh Award Licensed Organisations require expedition supervisors to hold a 16 hour outdoor first aid qualification. This course meets that requirement, so we frequently welcome DofE supervisors on to our courses.

Watersports instructors
SCUBA instructors
Mountain climbers
Outdoor pursuits instructors and students

Course topics

Introductory First Aid Training
Fears of First Aid
Asking Permission to Help
Scene Safety
Chain of Survival
Initial Assessment
Stop Think Act
Face Shields
Adult Bag Mask (optional)
First Aid Kit
Dealing with an Emergency away from EMS support
Deciding to move a patient or not
Cardiac Arrest
Adult CPR
Adult CPR Hand Over
Compression-Only CPR
AED Introduction
Heart Attack
Heart Attack
Choking Training
Conscious Adult Choking
Unconscious Adult Choking
Bleeding Control
Types of Bleeding
Serious Bleeding
Internal bleeding
Other Injuries
Secondary Care Ongoing Assessments for Injury and Illness
Illness Assessment
RICE - Strains, Sprains and Soft Tissue Injuries
Adult Fractures
Head Injury
Eye Injuries
Spinal Injury
Heat and Cold Emergencies
Epilepsy and Seizures


Online assessment - Day 1
Watch the video lessons at your own pace and answer the incremental multiple-choice questions throughout the course. When you have completed all the lessons, you will be directed to the final assessment. Students must score at least 80% to pass.

Classroom practical - Day 2
Continuous observation by the trainer and final multiple-choice assessment.


Successful candidates will receive a certificate and CPD statement, handy wallet card, student manual and access to regular refresher videos ensuring knowledge remains current. Certificates are posted within 7 working days of the course and are valid for three years.

Regulated Qualifications
This course can also be certified as a regulated qualification. A regulated qualification is not a mandate for compliance with Ofsted or the HSE unless learners require funding, or where an industry or trade body specifically states a regulated qualification is required.
The Bridge First Aid offer Regulated and endorsed qualifications through TQUK who are Ofqual registered. The assessment and administration criteria to be undertaken for a regulated certification carries a small extra certification charge of £10 per delegate.

Additional information

On the day: Important Information 

If you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of the Coronavirus disease, please do not come to the training. Instead, stay at home and follow the advice on the NHS website Call us on 07880 542663 if you need to postpone and we will arrange an alternative classroom date.

  • Please wait outside 5 minutes before the course starts. If it is raining there is a covered area.
  • You will be given your own manikins, a debrief and goodie pack on arrival (we have worked hard to make sure you will have fun despite the social distancing rules)
  • Course materials, including a manual and assessment forms are provided. You may wish to bring a notebook for any additional notes.
  • Do wear comfortable clothing as this course does have an element of physical/ practical activity.
  • We will provide gloves and hand sanitiser.
  • If it is nice weather and the learners are all in agreement, some of the training will take place outdoors.
  • This is a level 3 qualification; hence you will need to bring some Photo ID to the classroom. It is important that students ensure their name is registered as they wish for it to appear on this qualification certification. There will be an admin fee of £10 plus VAT for changes required after this award has been passed.
  • There is no obligation and it may not be applicable to you yet; but if you could check the status of your current work first aid kit and your accident report forms it might be useful. If not, please don’t worry, we will go through this requirement.

Should you be running late or have any issues on day of the course, please contact your trainer. You will be notified of their name and mobile by e mail prior to the training.


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