Activity first aid

About the course

Our two day Activity First Aid course is specifically designed for the types of injuries that occur in outdoor activities such as heat related illnesses and musculoskeletal injuries.

The course covers the following topics: 

Day 1 (6 hours)

  • The role of the First Aider

  • Managing an emergency

  • Communication and Casualty Care

  • The Primary Assessment

  • Resuscitation techniques

  • Recovery Position

  • Choking

  • Seizures

  • Shock

  • External Bleeding

  • Minor Injuries

Day 2 (6 hours)
  • Recap of Day 1

  • Secondary survey

  • Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and Strains

  • Head, neck and back injuries

  • Chest and abdominal injuries

  • Thermal injuries

  • Eye injuries

  • Poisonous substances

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Major illnesses – heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, diabetes and asthma

  • Extremes of heat and cold

Course assessments

Throughout the course students are assessed in various ways, including:

  • Multiple choice question papers

  • Practical assessments

  • Quizzes 

  • Activity sheets

This course would be ideal for:

  • Youth leaders, especially those working in outdoor fields such as Scouts or Guides
  • MOD-sponsored cadet force leaders, as this course meets the requirements of Pam 21-C
  • Duke of Edinburgh leaders and participants
  • Those undertaking sports awards or outdoor events awards, such as climbing instructors
  • Others with an interest in outdoor pursuits

If you require a course for your workplace, please either contact us to discuss dual certifying this course, or instead look at our First Aid at Work course. 

Our Activity First Aid course is 12 hours, excluding breaks, over a minimum of two days. 

Courses usually assemble ready to begin at 9am and finish each day at 5pm with breaks throughout the day. Students must attend the whole course to be able to receive their certificate. 

On successful completion of the course, students are awarded an Activity First Aid certificate which is valid for three years. Annual refresher training is highly recommended.

The cost of this course is £119.99 per person or £1199.00 for a group of up to twelve in your workplace. In addition to the trainer and teaching materials, the course price includes:

  • A full colour manual covering all of the topics from the course
  • A training pack to take home and practice your new skills
  • Light refreshments
  • Certificate expiry reminder service
  • Access to a range of online resources