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2 Day Wilderness First Aid Training Course

Outdoorhire First Aid Training

This course is suitable for anyone involved in the outdoors in a work or recreational capacity who wants a ‘hands on’ practical course geared towards a more remote environment. Ideal for LL, HML, ML, SPA, BCU, DofE candidates. No previous first aid experience required. Assessments include practical scenarios on a continuous assessment basis.

Our instructors are all experienced and have a wealth of knowledge to help you prepare for all aspects of first aid in the outdoors.

Successful participants will receive a wallet card certificate valid for 3 years and a copy of the Cicerone book Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine.

Please note this course is based in the South Downs and requires a certain amount of physical activity. Participants will also need to demonstrate CPR techniques from the floor in a group environment.

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Course Details

Below is an example of the Wilderness First Aid Training schedule

The Wilderness First Aid Training weekend costs £115.00 per person and will be structured across two days.
In addition to primary and secondary care, casualty examination and basic “ABCDE” life support the following will be covered:

  • Aims and principles of first aid
  • Infection avoidance
  • Incident management
  • Assessing and managing your casualty in the outdoors
  • Unresponsive casualties, BLS and CPR and recovery position
  • Seizures, choking, drowning and shock
  • External bleeding
  • Minor injuries (geared towards a remote environment)
  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Head, spinal and chest injuries
  • Burns
  • Tick borne infection
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cold injuries including hypothermia
  • Hyperthermia
  • Other outdoor environmental hazards
  • First aid kits

Parts of the training will be conducted outside in the South Downs and so suitable clothing for the possible conditions will be required. You will also need to bring your own packed lunch for both days and a bottle of drinking water.

NB. The schedule above is indicative only and is subject to variation.

Important Information

Please review the important documents below.

Printable Kit List What To Wear and Bring for the Weekend
Booking Terms and Conditions
Medical/Consent Form - Please print, complete and bring with you to the course.

Instructor Profile

Diane Patrick

Diane Patrick


Diane is a HCPC Registered Paramedic with 15 years of Pre-hospital care experience. She has been working as a medic on expeditions all over the world since 1997. She is a qualified Remote Area Medicine Trainer and a member of the Wilderness Medical Society. Diane's teaching is informed by her wide ranging experience and knowledge of real life situations in different conditions around the globe, from the Amazon rainforest to the plains of Mongolia.