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The REC 16 Hour Outdoor First Aid Course is the go to standard for Outdoor Professionals.  The Course meets NGB requirements to maintain your outdoor professional qualifications.  The course is certified by Rescue Emergency Care and lasts for 3 years.  The Course will also provide you with an Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification - 2 for the price of one! 


Suitable for a whole range of outdoor proffesionals including:


- Mountain Bikers.

- Mountaineers, climbers and hillwalkers.

- Skiers and Snowboarders.

- Paddlers.

- Remote workers, such as National Park Wardens, geologists or surveyors.

- Adventure sports guides.

- Canyoneers.


Course Ethos


The course has been written by Jason with the typical outdoor enthusiast in mind.  It follows a commonsense approach and builds on those skills that outdoor sportspeople already have.  With that in mind we recognise that equipment is generally limited in the outdoor environment and so, the course will focus on reaching the highest standards of casualty care whilst using the minimum of equipment; a small first aid kit and typical outdoor gear. We encourage all our students to ‘do the simple but important things well’ and as such we will endeavor to keep medical terminology and gadgets to the minimum.


Over the last 30 years the course has been built upon 4 pillars:


- Good Practice.  All the information we will teach you is fully referenced in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance. So, if it’s not covered by the St John’s Manual of First Aid or the UK Resuscitation Council then it will be published by one of the main medical bodies in the UK. In short – we’re not making things up!


- Appropriate.  The course is designed for outdoor professionals, not doctors and paramedics… So, while, some of the fancy paramedic skills may be interesting to learn about, we won’t be covering them.  They’re not appropriate for first aider’s, even in remote locations. You’ll have enough on your plate just doing first aid in the outdoors without trying to remember loads of fancy stuff.  So, we’re going to get you to be good at the things you will actually be able to do, with equipment you will realistically carry.


- Easy to Remember.  Let’s face it, as an outdoor professional, first aid isn’t something you want to do a lot of; better to avoid that with your clients and colleagues! Typically, most outdoor professionals don’t practice it much either.  Therefore, if you’re ever faced with a bad incident that requires first aid, you’ll certainly be feeling under pressure, for the sake of the casualty, your business, and your own mental health its super important you’re able to deliver the goods.  So, we deliver the course in a way that allows you to get the job done.  We won’t be giving you lists of things to store away inside your head knowing that you’ll just forget them before long.  We’ll use our years of experience of delivering care to people in the wilds of the UK to teach you in a way that means you’ll be able to act effectively without remembering loads!


- Focus on Principles. Outdoors is a complex and varied beast, so helping ill and injured people in the wilds can be even more complex.  So ‘one size fits all techniques’ are never going to help you deal with that complexity.  Fortunately, to work and play in that environment, outdoor professionals tend to be quite a pragmatic and ingenious bunch!  So, we’re going to focus on simple but effective principles… By understanding these you will be able to apply your pragmatism and ingenuity to these principles using the typical gear you carry and in a wide range of outdoor environments.


History of the Course.


We are justifiably proud of our course; it has its beginnings in the Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service Basic First Aid Course that we wrote in the mid 90’s! Jason has been developing it ever since! 

REC 16 Hour Outdoor First Aid Course

  • During the Course you will cover:

    - Human Anatomy and Physiology.

    - Scene Surveys.

    - Getting Help.

    - Identification of Shock.

    - Prioritisation of Treatment.

    - Basic Life Support.

    - Primary Survey Issues to.

    • Airway
    • Breathing
    • Circulation
    • Brain 
    • Environment

    - Secondary Survey Issues.

    • Wounds
    • Bone and Joint Injuries
    • Medical Conditions
    • Spinal injuries

    What the Course Includes:

    - A copy of our unique First Aid Prompt Card on fully waterproof and tear proof paper.

    - Practical demos and loads of hands on practice, using kit you're likely to carry.

    - Instructors and coaches who actively work in the outdoors, who've done it 'for real' but won't bore your with their 'war stories'.

    - High quality training resources and real videos -  don't worry we don't do gory.

    - Pragmatic and appropriate scenarios.



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