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Basic First Aid


 Course Information


This basic first aid course is specifically aimed at members of the public who want to know what to do when faced with a medical emergency involving people of all ages.   It is suitable for young people and adults (though young people under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult member of the family or guardian).


It involves 3 hours of tuition and includes an element of assessment (i.e. no formal examination). No previous first aid experience is required.


Topics covered include:

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

Ø  Assessments of situation and casualty

Ø  Airway, breathing and circulation assessment

Ø  Recovery Position and treatment of unconscious casualties

Ø  Basic life support (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation – CPR)

Ø  Choking

Ø  Treatment of severe bleeding and shock

As the name suggest, this is a ‘basics’ course and as such does not cover the requirements for workplace first aid (such as FAW or EFAW). People attending the course will however receive a handbook and attendance certificate



See course dates page

Cost:      £21.00 (including VAT)


If you wish to book a place on a course, please complete and return a booking form, along with a cheque or pay online on the Course Dates page

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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.