8hr Outdoor First Aid Course

Peak District 8hr Outdoor First Aid Course


You're spending more time in the outdoors or maybe you are looking to take on the responsibility of leading a group. If someone were to injure themselves would you know how to take care of them while making sure that you and the rest of your party are also being kept from harm? Perhaps it's time to consider a first aid course aimed specifically at outdoor activities.

8hr Outdoor First Aid Course

Price : £95.00 per person

Location : Hope Valley

Duration : 1 day

Ratio : 1:12

Minimum age : 18

What's Included :
  • Course Handbook 
  • Complimentary Refreshments 
  • Posted Certificate upon completion

Share Course :


  • Practical First Aid up to 24 Hours from help 
  • Recognised ITC Qualification 
  • Course Handbook Included

Course Overview

The 1 day ITC Outdoor First Aid course is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts seeking training so they are better prepared if the worst happens or for those acting in a supporting role who will be accompanied by a more qualified first aider (we regularly deliver this course, for example, to assistant expedition leaders). It is also ideal for DofE participants. Please note that it is not suitable for validating NGB qualifications. 

 It involves 8 hours of tuition and includes an element of assessment. The main difference between this course and the 2 day Outdoor First Aid course is the focus is on treating life threatening emergencies without time being spent on longer term incident management. The aim of the course is to enable students to recognise when someone has a medical emergency and be able to give immediate appropriate assistance at first aid level. 

 The trainers will seek to keep medical jargon and terminology to a minimum, concentrating on what you do in different situations rather than what you know. To this end students learn a set of general principles which they can adapt to different situations. The process of progressive skill development will be based on situation assessment and casualty examinations. The course is of a very practical nature and will involve ‘treating’ other course members and acting as a casualty. 

On successful completion students will be awarded the Outdoor First Aid (Emergency Action) certificate which is valid for three years.     

 Once registered for the course through this website, a member of staff from Tor Lea Training (who will be delivering this course) will be in touch to confirm availability and send course instructions and information on how to pay the final balance.   

First Aid Trainers 

 We only use trainers who have extensive experience in wilderness settings and most are mountaineering instructors employed full time in the outdoor industry. We feel this is essential for Outdoor First Aid courses focussed on remote locations and improvised casualty care scenarios. 

Course Venue 

First aid courses are run from various venues within the Hope Valley and the exact venue depends on the date that you book. Full course location will be emailed out to you upon booking.

Course Outcomes

  • Guidance on current best practice and legislation 
  • Assessments of situations and casualty 
  • Airway, breathing and circulation assessments, including emergency resuscitation 
  • Safe airway position 
  • Dealing with choking Treatment of severe bleeding and shock 
  • Life threatening conditions such as heart attack, asthma, diabetes, burns and anaphylactic shock

Course Information

Please bring a packed lunch.

  • As a Certified B Corp, we’re one of a growing number of global businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance.
  • Our well-equipped training centre, The Adventure Hub, is Carbon Neutral.
  • We encourage car sharing wherever feasible. 
  • We encourage the use of public transport on all our courses. Bamford Railway Station is 5 minute’s walk and we enjoy direct bus connections to Sheffield and nearby villages.


Start time: 09:00 - Finish time: . Please note, these times are approximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when booking public transport.

Anyone aged 13 or over can attend any of our scheduled courses with the exception of Mountain Biking and Winter Skills where the minimum age is 18 unless accompanied by a parent.

We hold an AALA license and are able to take out children who are younger than 13, however we only offer this on a private guided basis. See our private guiding rates, as this can work out very competitive, especially when booking as a family. There is no maximum age, if you feel young enough to attend then you are very welcome!

It is essential that you let us know about any medical condition or injury when booking and that you also let your instructor know on the starting day of your course. This information will remain completely confidential but is essential to allow us to tailor our activities to suit you and to ensure the safety of other group members.
Yes of course, you are welcome to leave anything (luggage) at the training centre during your course with us.

Bookings can be made online or over the phone. All of our courses can be booked in 3 ways:

a) Attend a scheduled course. 

These are open to the public to anyone that meets the pre-requisites. We often advertise many dates for each course, we generally always list 12 months of available dates. This is the most popular and often works out the most cost-effective way of attending our courses.

b) Add a date to our schedule. 

On some courses, we can add extra dates to our schedule, providing you are booking for a certain minimum number of participants, this could be as low as only 2 people. To give us plenty of time to assign staff to your course, you can only add a date to the schedule if it is more than 7 days in advance.

c) Make a private booking.

All of our courses can be booked privately, with a private instructor just for you or your group. This gives you the flexibility to book any date that suits you and also it means the instructor can fine-tune the course content to suit your aspirations. To make a private booking, you just need to fill out a booking request, we will then get back to you with availability and a price. 

d) Book our premium 'Private Booking Plus+' service.

All the benefits of the private booking service, with lots of additional extras including meet & greet at your hotel, luxury picnic hamper including Champagne, digital photo pack, flexible booking arrangements and a pre-activity consultancy to allow your first-class instructor extra time to design your special day. To make a private booking plus+ booking, you just need to fill our a booking request, we will then get back to you with availability and a price. 

Almost all courses begin and end at our base, The Adventure Hub, where you will have access to complimentary tea and coffee. 

We do not provide food as part of our courses and you will need to bring a packed lunch along for each day. There is a cafe on-site that can provide you with sandwiches, cakes and drinks. If you pre-book a lunch with them they will deliver it fresh to our offices first thing each morning. Taste Buds cafe can be reached directly on 01433 208008.

Our instructors can be booked privately to deliver this course. Benefit from private tuition, pick a date that suits you and your instructor can design the day to suit your needs. You can hire one of our instructors from just £240 inc vat per day. (Click here to book a private course)