Outdoor First Aid Courses

Lea Green offers a 16-hour Level 3 Outdoor First Aid course, over 2 days. This course is perfect for those working or volunteering in an outdoor environment

The certified first aid courses offered at Lea Green are ITC first qualifications, which is an Ofqual recognised awarding organisation in England. The course meets the requirements of the institute for outdoor learning statement of good practice for outdoor first aid training at band 3.

Many of our two-day 16-hour courses also offer the option to certify for Paediatric First Aid (Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid) at the same time; please check the application form and apply accordingly.

Course Overview
Throughout the course, we will cover topics including the following:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Dealing with collapse (with and without breathing)
  • Choking
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Major Illness
  • Torso and limb injuries
  • Environmental effects
  • Heat and cold injuries
  • How to use a first aid kit
  • Outdoor specific scenarios and outdoor incident management

The combined Outdoor and Paediatric course also covers planning for and dealing with first aid emergencies involving children and babies, including child and baby CPR and common childhood conditions / illnesses. Those requesting certification for the Paediatric course will also be assessed on those elements.

Courses are predominantly practical with a significant amount of time spent outdoors, whatever the weather. Warm outdoor clothing is required as well as a willingness and ability to take a full and active part in practical scenarios. The course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance. Qualifications are valid for 3 years.

Course delivery will include skill development, group work and scenario practice along with discussions, presentations, and video material. The emphasis is on a supportive and positive learning environment where participants feel comfortable practicing their skills.

More details on the course content or certificated courses can be found at www.itcfirst.org.uk

Course Dates

  • Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th September 2024
  • Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October 2024
  • Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th November 2024
  • Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th January 2025
  • Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th February 2025
  • Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th March 2025

The course will start at 9 am each morning and will run through until approximately 6 pm. Learners must attend for the full duration of both days to be certified. Please bring appropriate photo ID.

£140 (Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid)
£160 (Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid and Paediatric First Aid)

The cost above also includes refreshments and lunch on both days.

Please Note: These are non-residential courses running between 9am and 6 pm, overnight accommodation is not provided.

Book Your Place
Please fill out the application form, before returning it to the centre.
Telephone: 01629 534561
Email: leagreen.admin@derbyshire.gov.uk

Bookings must be made in advance on an emailed or posted application form.

Other First Aid Training
Lea Green also offers a qualification in ITC First certified 1 day (6 hour) First Aid courses or non-certified training sessions, depending on the requirements of your organisation. Please contact us to discuss the options.

We can also provide first aid training for schools, so students can learn the basics of first aid.