ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action

This qualification is design to meet the needs of grounds-based outdoor workers or support outdoor practitioners in the UK. This Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action qualification is externally regulate and meets the standards to appear in the national qualifications frameworks of England and Wales.

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

The course meets the requirements of the Institute for Outdoor Learning Statement of Good Practice for Outdoor First Aid Training Framework at Band 2. This is hosted on the Institute for Outdoor Learning website.


Topics include; roles & responsibilities, dealing with collapse (with and without breathing), choking, bleeding, shock, some illnesses, environmental effects, heat, as well as cold injuries, using a first aid kit, outdoor specific scenarios, and outdoor incident management.

This ITC Level 3 in Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action qualification provides outdoor incident management techniques and the latest protocols. However, typical delivery methods are predominantly practical, with elements occurring out of doors in outdoor clothing and on various terrains. Moreover, the course is assess by continual observation of candidate performance.


Qualification training requires

  • Minimum tutor contact time of 8 hours (excluding breaks)
  • 1:12 tutor to candidate ratio
  • The course must be completed within 9 weeks of starting
  • Each delivery session must be a minimum of 2 hours
  • Successful completion will result in the candidate gaining ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid Emergency. Action with a valid (license to practice) lifetime of 3 years from the date of completion
  • The qualification is revalidate by attending another similar course after 3 years

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