Professional Outdoor First Aid Course – 2 Day

Outdoor First Aid Course – 2 day (18 hours)

18 hours over 2 days for those working in remote environments,  i.e. more than 30 minutes from immediate help, who have already done at least one Outdoor First Aid.


Who is Professional Outdoor First Aid for?

Those who have done a number of Outdoor First Aid courses and are confident first aiders. This course takes you from a competent first aider to a skilled professional, using the same simple contents of a standard outdoor first aid kit.


On this course you’ll learn how breathing rates of unconscious casualties might indicate blood loss, how to quickly and simply assess for spinal injuries using the Nexus criteria and create a new level of understanding and skill. 


Ideal for outdoor professionals such as British Mountain Guides, Association of Mountaineering Instructors, International Mountain Leaders, Summer & Winter Mountain Leaders, Mountain Rescue teams, Canoe and Kayak coaches and leaders, snow sports and sailing.

For the full qualification specifications see:

ITC Advanced Outdoor Certificate in First Aid

If you want to be invoiced just use this code at the check out: invoiceus

How do I choose the right first aid course?

If you are an employer or manager your risk assessment should help indicate what is the most suitable first aid course for your level of risk.

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) produce clear and straightforward advice. Look at these links

And this great free download from HSE

Still not sure? Contact us and we can work with you to find the right course.

How do I know that Highland First Aid is offering appropriate first aid training?

It’s important to check the training you need meets the requirements of ‘due diligence’ that employers have to carry out before selecting a course. At Highland First Aid we have made that easy:

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  • The qualifications we offer are accredited by Scottish Qualification Authority
  • So our courses are externally verified for compliance and quality
  • Our trainers are all qualified
  • Our trainers all have Advanced First Aid qualifications
  • Trainers carry out regular professional development and first aid refreshers
  • We work with ITC First to provide another layer of verification, observations and professional development

You can find more advice in HSE’s information sheet GEIS3 Selecting a first-aid training provider: A guide for employers (


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