Outdoor First Aid courses for instructors, hillwalkers, paddlers, bushcrafters and everybody else
Original Outdoors have teamed up with Blackhill Medical Training to provide unique medical training courses suitable for anybody who works or plays in the outdoors. The courses are split into ‘Bushcraft Environment’ and ‘Mountain Environment’ and cover different subjects appropriate to the two environments. They are designed to give you life saving skills via scenario-based teaching and real, ‘hands-on’ methods.
Our basic courses include at least 16-hours of outdoor-specific instruction time and have an assessment at the end – making them suitable for NGB award schemes such as Mountain Leader, Single Pitch Award or BCU awards.
As with all of our courses, we try to limit any classroom time to a minimum, and train in the forests and fields amongst nature.
Both categories of courses include at least one overnight stay. Accommodation is not included as such, but camping is available on our private 70-acre site. We can offer clean and basic facilities available on site, and an ‘expedition style’ camp.
16-hr First Aid course in North Wales
The mountain first aid courses run each year by Blackhill Medical Training on behalf of Original Outdoors offer expert tuition in a realistic learning environment. Subjects are taught outdoors as much as possible in a variety of terrain and locations around our training site in North Wales.
Most outdoor first aid courses are very generic and don’t cover specific activities. The practical mountain first aid courses run by Blackhill Medical Training on behalf of Original Outdoors are different. They use realistic scenarios and expert tuition from wilderness first aid practitioners who are experienced in the mountain environments.
16-hr Bushcraft First Aid course in North Wales
You are out in the woods with your friends or with a group. Somebody has a serious accident with a sharp tool or a burn from an upturned cooking pot. You are probably at least an hour from help arriving, probably more.
Do you have the skills to deal with the situation?
Can you make the difference to that casualty?
Bushcraft and similar outdoor activities are hazardous by their very nature. You may be using very sharp cutting tools such as knives or axes, at risk of serious burns from open fires or just a simple sprain or cut from a tree branch. Chances are that you will be some distance from a road and maybe even without a phone signal. Learning how to deal with a wide range of injuries and medical problems you are likely to encounter could be the best money you have ever spent…
A detailed and more advanced outdoor first aid course
A detailed and more advanced wilderness first aid course