2 day Outdoor Activity First Aid


Level 3 Award (England, Northern Ireland & Wales) - QCF Qualification Code: 500/9915/2

Full qualification title: Level 3 Award in Activity First Aid.

Unit 1 Title: Emergency First Aid Skills – QCF Unit Code Y600/1250

Unit 2 Title: Management of illness and injury in activity. QCF Unit Code T/601/3616


This course is only available for group bookings of 10-12 candidates.  The course can take place at your premises if suitable.




This Ofqual regulated qualification is made up of two units including Emergency First Aid at Work.  It is specifically designed for those who are involved in any form of activity, including sports, leisure and recreation.  Not only is Basic Life Support included, but many other First Aid conditions are also covered, making this qualification very comprehensive.  We welcome students taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.  The tutor is an experienced caver and outdoor pursuit trainer as well as having over 15 years first aid experience.



A minimum of 12 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus an assignment and some pre-course activity could be required.  'In the field' training is included and will take place on the Somerset Levels/Mendip Hills. 



Assessment is ongoing by the instructor along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three year qualification will be issued to the learner, subject to assessment.



Subjects covered include:


  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessing dangerous situations
  • How and when to obtain help
  • Recovery Position
  • Bandaging
  • Contents of a First Aid Box
  • Falls and Fractures
  • Heart Attack/Angina
  • Hypothermia/Hyperthermia
  • Heat Stroke/Heat Exhaustion
  • Drowning injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Electrical injuries
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Strokes
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Choking
  • Poisoning
  • Faints and epilepsy
  • Bleeding and shock
  • Burns



Students must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. The Unit 1 Award for successful completion of the Day One course is equivalent to the one-day Level 3 (Level 5 in Scotland) Emergency First Aid at Work qualification. However, a student cannot claim the official title of ‘Emergency First Aider in the Workplace’ until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.




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