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First Aid for Outdoor Education


Our First Aid for Outdoor Education course combines a nationally recognised 16 hour Intermediate Outdoor course, together with a 12 hour paediatric first aid course.

The course is compliant with the requirements of;

  • BELA (Basic Expedition Leader Award)
  • MLTE (Mountain Leader Training England)
  • BCU (British Canoe Union)
  • RYA (Royal Yachting Association)
  • Leadership for Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Leadership for Scout and Guide Associations
  • OFSTED & EYFS for Early Years First Aid Provision
  • Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

Upon successful completion, candidates will receive both the 16 hour Intermediate Outdoor first aid certificate & the 12 hour Paediatric & Early Years first aid certificate.

This combined course is a must for Forest school leaders & assistants, Bushcraft instructors, outdoor education professionals, Scout/Guide leaders, etc.

The course is delivered with lots of realistic practical scenarios, so you can expect to come across plenty of fake blood. Techniques such as splinting, ongoing casualty management & evacuation are all covered during the course, in addition to more general first aid techniques.



First Aid for Outdoor Education

Additional information

The qualifications are valid for three years & candidates who successfully complete the course will be awarded an A4 certificate for each course & a plastic Outdoor First Aid qualification ‘wallet’ card, both of which will be posted to you after the course.

For those travelling from further afield, camping within the woods is available (for tents, hammocks or bivvi bags).

Where is the course being held?

The course is being run at our 24 acre mixed woodland & heathland venue is located just outside Goostrey in Cheshire, just 3.5 miles away from Junction 18 of the M6, providing the easiest of access while retaining that wilderness feeling. Venue directions will be emailed to you after you have purchased your place(s) on the course.

How long does the course last for?

This course last for approximately 16 hours spread over two days, with each day starting promptly at 09.30am and finishing at around 5.30pm. Please don’t be late as we won’t be at the meeting point after the start time.

What do we need to bring?

You can view our kit list here; Kit List page

What about food?**

There will be a camp fire with a kettle simmering over it, but food will not be provided on this course so please bring sufficient food & snacks with you. If you are planning on camping at the venue at the end of day one, you will also need to bring with you a means of cooking any meals that will be preparing. If you have specific dietary/allergen requirements, please let us know as soon as possible after booking your place(s) on the course so that we can make arrangements to accommodate these.

** – Under the Food Identification Regulations 2014 we have to advise you of the allergens contained in the food-stuffs that we provide. Click here to view this information.


  1. In line with HSE guidelines, there’s a maximum of 12 places on this course.
  2. The minimum participant age for this course is 16 years old.
  3. We regret that wheelchair access to the woods is not currently possible.
  4. No dogs are allowed at the venue at any time.

Anything else?

A Consent & Medical Declaration Form is required for each person attending the course. These need to be returned to us at our office no later than 48 hours before the start time of the course. You can also download the forms from this page.

We look forward to seeing you on this course.

Chris & the Forest Skills Ltd Team.

Let the adventure begin


Additional Information

Course dates:

Saturday 10/09/2016, Saturday 14/05/2016, Saturday 19/11/2016


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