activities > peak district first aid courses > 8hr Outdoor First Aid Course
£90.00 per person

Location: Hollowford Centre · Peak District

Duration: 1 day

Ratio: 1:12

Prices include:

  • Course Handbook 
  • Complimentary Refreshments 
  • Posted Certificate upon completion
Highlights
  • Practical First Aid up to 24 Hours from help 
  • Recognised ITC Qualification 
  • Course Handbook Included
Summary
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 booked on via this website, a member of staff from Peak Mountaineering (who will be delivering this course) will be in touch with 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 
Please note that due to space constraints at the Pure Outdoor centre, all our outdoor first aid courses are run from the Hollowford Centre. Hollowford is a brilliant outdoor centre set in a stunning location under the East Face of Mam Tor in the Peak District National Park village of Castleton (further venue details will be sent with joining instructions). 

VAT on First Aid Courses 
As we work in partnership with a third party company on these courses the price is shown as including VAT above, however there is only VAT to pay on the portion that is paid to us so 20% VAT within the deposit price shown above.
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.
None
FAQs
Start time: 09:00 - Finish time: 17:30. 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, either with or without an accompanying adult.
We do hold an AALA license and are able to take out younger children, 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 our 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.
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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 £199 per day. Click here to book a private course.