Outdoor First aid courses

The certificated First Aid courses offered at Lea Green Centre are ITC First qualifications.  ITC First is an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation in England

The 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course (Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid) is suitable for those working or volunteering in an outdoor environment.  It is particularly suitable for Forest Schools or Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Leaders and meets the requirements for Outdoor National Governing Body Instructor Awards.  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 certificate for Paediatric First Aid (Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid) at the same time; please check application form and apply accordingly.  

Course overview:

Course topics include: 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, using 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 these 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 activities.  The course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance.  Qualifications are valid for 3 years

More details on the course content of certificated courses and Awarding Body can be found at www.itcfirst.org.uk

Course dates:

  • Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th September 2023
  • Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th October 2023
  • Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th November 2023
  • Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th January 2024
  • Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th February 2024
  • Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st March 2024
  • Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th April 2024

Our First Aid courses are non-residential and are run for individuals on set dates at the Centre.

The same courses, or bespoke ones, may also be organised specifically for a group from your own organisation either at Lea Green Centre or your own venue.  Please enquire for details.

Combined Outdoor & Paediatric First aid Course (16 hours)

(All delegates will be assessed for the Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid, with the option to also be assessed for Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid)

Cost: £140 (Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid)
         £160 (Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid with Paediatric First Aid)

These are non-residential courses running from 9 am to 6 pm each day and overnight accommodation is not provided. 

Book your place:

For more information please contact Lea Green Centre on 01629 534561 or to request an application form, email leagreen.admin@derbyshire.gov.uk .

Bookings must be made on an emailed or posted application form

Places are limited on courses, so please apply early to avoid disappointment!

Other First Aid Training:

Lea Green Centre can also offer ITC First certificated 1 day (6 hour) First Aid courses or non-certificated training sessions, depending on the requirements of your organisation.  Please contact us to discuss the options.

What have people said?

First Aid Course feedback has always been really good and we see a great many of our delegates returning to us at the time of renewal. Here is what some previous attendees thought:

“I really enjoyed the scenarios and felt more confident the more that we practised.”

“Great course, really informative and enjoyable.”

“Had a brilliant time, felt much more confident thanks to course leaders.”

“The course was good in every respect, especially the administration, catering and teaching.”

“The scenarios really make you think how you would use the skills.”