This 2-day intermediate course is designed for group leaders working in the United Kingdoms remote areas. This course is recognised by all national outdoor governing bodies e.g. MTUK, BCU, IRATA, RYA etc as well as exceeding the recommendations for the HSE recognised Emergency First Aid at Work qualification.


  • Previous experience required: None required
  • Assessment: Continuous Assessment takes place during this course.
  • Numbers: A maximum of 12 candidates can attend the course.
  • Valid – 3 years


Course Content

Day 1

  • Aims & Responsibilities of the First Responder
  • Priorities of Treatment
  • Primary & Secondary Assessment
  • Adult Resuscitation
  • Airway Obstruction - Choking
  • Bleeding - Major & Minor
  • Shock
  • Basic Wilderness Fractures
  • Wilderness Burns
  • Expedition Hygiene
  • Extremes of Temperature - Hypothermia & Hyperthermia

Day 2

  • Intermediate Wilderness Fractures
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Evacuation Techniques
  • Bites & Stings
  • Common Disorders



The course will be a combination of indoor and outdoor scenario's / sessions. You will therefore need to come with the following equipment
Warm outdoor clothing
Footwear x 2. 1 pair for indoors and 1 more robust pair for outdoors i.e. walking boots or wellies.
Waterproof jacket and trousers.
Notebook and pen


Course Literature

As part of the course you will also receive a copy of First Aid and Wilderness Medicine written by renowned experts Drs Jim Duff and Peter Gormly, this guidebook describes basic first aid techniques for those travelling in wilderness areas. Deals with fundamentals such as preparation, prevention, first aid kits and provides details on how to deal with a variety of accidents and illnesses.


Dates & Location

16th & 17th February 2019 (Dover)


Price: £110.00 + VAT


For more information please contact us.



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