Advanced First Aid (2 day)

Advanced First Aid (2 day) Course Information

The REC Advanced First Aid course (16 hours) is very popular with anybody who is ‘looking for that bit extra’ in an outdoor first aid course. The course builds on the syllabus of the highly respected 16 Hour REC Emergency First Aid course and develops the basic skills to cover in much more depth both primary and secondary surveys, airway management, uses of proprietary and improvised splints and prolonged casualty care.  Very practical in its approach and mainly run in a realistic outdoor environment, the course can be used revalidate NGB qualifications.  Candidates need to hold a valid REC Emergency First Certificate and pass a short written assessment paper prior to attending.

The course is fully certified and recognised by most national governing bodies such as the MLT (ML, SPA, MIA, MIC, IML & BMG), BASI, BCU and RYA.

Topics covered include:

         Role of the first aider, principles of first aid, equipment and prevention of cross-infection

         Assessments of situation and casualty

         Detailed Primary and Secondary Surveys

         Airway management, jaw thrust technique training, assisted airways, choking.

         Basic life support, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) including AED

         Treatment of severe bleeding and shock, tourniquet use, proprietary and improvised

         Treatment of major injuries, head and chest

         Treatment of fractures, minor and major, use of pelvic splints, traction designs (including improvised equipment)

         Common life-threatening conditions including heart attack, asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis, meningitis and sepsis

         Treatment of major burns and scalds

         Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

         Management of emergency situations, including basic casualty movement, extended casualty management

This course is of a very practical nature, with the minimum of medical jargon and terminology and will involve plenty of extended scenarios (both indoor and outdoor) with other candidates, each taking turns to be ‘casualty’ or ‘first aider’, so please make sure you come with appropriate clothing for both indoor and outdoor activities- including waterproof


In order to receive the certificate, you must attend the whole course and meet the required standard, so please ensure you arrive on time on both days. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the REC Advanced First Aid valid for three years.


Please see for the latest course dates.

Cost:    £100.00 (including VAT)



2 Days (16 hours), continuously assessed, non-residential 

Dates & Booking:

See course dates page


If you wish to book a place on a course, please complete and return a booking form, along with a deposit cheque


To download the Advanced First Aid (REC level 4) course information please:click here

To download the Advanced First Aid (REC level 4) course booking form please : Click here


If you have any questions about the above course, please ring us on 07889 399747 or email

Please note, Outdoor Approach reserve the right to cancel a course (i.e. in the case of the required attendance level being below six persons for example) up to 14 days from the due course date. If this occurs, all payments made to Outdoor Approach will be refunded or bookings transferred to an alternative course (should this be acceptable to the candidate).

Steve Erhardt,
9 Jan 2019, 01:27