ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid at SCQF Level 6

This outdoor first aid course qualification is design to meet the needs of those working away from immediate assistance (more than 30 mins) in the remote and rural regions of the UK. This Outdoor First Aid qualification is externally regulate and meets the standards to appear in the national qualifications framework of Scotland. This course is recognized throughout the UK and is the first aid course of choice for experience practitioners who use the outdoors.

It is suitable for workers in rural and remote settings and will maintain the license to practice for those with Outdoor National Governing Body Instructor awards.


Topics include; roles & responsibilities, dealing with collapse (with and without breathing), choking, bleeding, shock, major illnesses, torso and limb injuries, environmental effects, heat, and cold injuries, using a first aid kit, outdoor specific scenarios, and outdoor incident management, answering queries such as when or how to remove boots, helmets and looking after a casualty for some hours.

This first aid course qualification SCQF Level 6 provides outdoor incident management skills. Typical delivery methods are predominantly practical, with elements occurring out of doors in outdoor clothing and on various terrains. Moreover, the course is assess mainly by continual observation of candidate performance and a brief Multiple Choice Questionnaire.

This outdoor first aid course is also accredited by the Institute of Outdoor Learning (IOL)

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Qualification training requires:-

  • Minimum tutor contact time of 16 hours (excluding breaks)
  • 1:12 tutor to candidate ratio
  • First Aid Course must be complete within 9 weeks of starting
  • Each delivery session must be a minimum of 2 hours
  • Successful completion will result in the candidate gaining ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid at SCQF Level 6. With a valid (license to practice) lifetime of 3 years from completion.
  • The qualification is revalidate by attending another similar course after 3 years

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