Wild Wood Activities has strong links with an excellent ITC Outdoor First Aid training provider which is why, if you book with Peak mountaineering and tell them that you are or have trained with Wild Wood Activites, you will receive a £30 discount on the usual price! If you are enquiring about a group booking for ITC Outdoor First Aid training, please contact us for competitive rates.
Outdoor First Aid Course Details:
Peak Mountaineering is proud to be a provider of Immediate Temporary Care (ITC) first aid courses. ITC is a HSE approved provider and a leader in the delivery of high quality first aid courses.
The ITC Outdoor First Aid (2 day) course is suitable for most national governing body outdoor qualifications (e.g. MLTE, BCU, RYA, BCA and others) and is suitable for Forest school and bushcraft practitioners. It involves 16 hours of tuition and includes an element of assessment.
The aim of the course is to enable students to recognise when someone has a medical emergency and be able to give immediate appropriate assistance at first aid level. The trainers will seek to keep medical jargon and terminology to a minimum, concentrating on what you do in different situations rather than what you know. To this end students learn a set of general principles, which they can adapt to different situations.
The process of progressive skill development will be based on situation assessment and casualty examinations. The course is of a very practical nature and will involve “treating” other course members and acting as a casualty. On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the Outdoor First Aid certificate, which is valid for three years.
Topics covered will include:
• Assessments of situations and casualty
• Airway, breathing and circulation assessments, including emergency resuscitation
• Safe airway position
• Dealing with choking
• Treatment of severe bleeding and shock
• Major injuries, including chest and head injuries
• Treatment of fractures
• Environmental injuries such as hypothermia and hyperthermia
• Life threatening conditions such as heart attack, asthma, diabetes, burns, anaphylactic shock and stroke
Peak Mountaineering First Aid Trainers
Peak Mountaineering only use trainers who have extensive experience in wilderness settings and most are mountaineering instructors employed full time in the outdoor industry. We feel this is essential for Outdoor First Aid courses focussed on remote locations and improvised casualty care scenarios.
Courses are held at the Hollowford Centre in Castleton. Hollowford is a great venue with ample parking and close to all local amenities. For course participants seeking local accommodation Peak mountaineering can provide a list of recommended places to stay catering for all budgets. It’s also ideally situated for anyone wanting to head out climbing, walking or mountain biking in the evenings. Peak Mountaineering can provide information on all the best places to go and lend you guidebooks for the local area. If you are travelling by public transport and need a lift from the train station (the nearest station is Hope) Peak Mountaineering can collect you.
Please note if you are making a GROUP booking Wild Wood Activities may be able to arrange for the ITC Outdoor First Aid training to be run at a venue more local to you (you may have a venue in mind). Please contact us to discuss
Discounted price of £95 per person (if you have already or are accessing Forest School training through Wild Wood Activities)
Please note that lunch is included in the price (let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements).
Once you have booked your place on the Forest School training (you will be given a discount code) if a new trainee or contacted Lauren for the discount code if you are an 'old' trainee, you can contact Peak Mountaineering and fill in a booking form and send it to along with payment. Peak Mountaineering will then send you full joining instructions.
If you are booking Forest school training for your group and are also keen to book the ITC Outdoor First Aid for your group, we can offer a disciunted rate for up to 12 people. We may also be able to arrange the training to be more local to you, perhaps you have a venue with indoor and outdoor space we can use? Please contact us to discuss.