Advanced First Aid (2 day)

Advanced First Aid 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


Topics covered include:

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


➢ 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 - REC Advanced First Aid Certificate only

Course cost includes all training, course handbook, use of training materials, REC

registration and certification, light refreshments throughout the day (though you will need to

bring a packed lunch). This is a non-residential course; however details of local hotels can

be forwarded to you on request.

Our preferred payment method is by BACS transfer to our account at NATWEST BANK,

Warrington (sort code 01 09 17), account name being R & W Gemmell, account number


Alternatively you can pay by cheque, please make payable to R. Gemmell (who is trading

as Outdoor Approach First Aid).


The course begins at 9.00 am on both days and will finish at approximately 5.30 pm.


We use a number of training venues in the Warrington area (mainly dependent on whether

the course is a mid-week or weekend one). Our principal weekend venue is the fully

equipped Locking Stumps Scout Centre, Warrington, Cheshire. We will provide directions

and map on booking

Health and Medical:

Please contact us (either before or on arrival) of any medical issues which may prohibit you

taking part fully, or may jeopardise yourself or others – we like to keep our scenarios

realistic, but not real!

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).