Forest Survival Course (L1)

Entry-level forest and woodland survival training for groups, teams and individuals as part of a structured training programme.

Course Content

The Forest Survival (L1) Course from Original Outdoors is an entry-level forest and woodland environment survival training course based in the UK.

Subjects covered in classroom and exercise sessions:

  • Emergency and improvised shelters using natural and synthetic materials
  • Firelighting using a variety of techniques
  • Water filtration and purification
  • Simple cordage and knots
  • Prevention and treatment of hypothermia and other environmental hazards
  • Safe use of simple cutting tools
  • Equipment choice and use
  • Signalling for help and preparing for rescue
  • Emergency techniques

This forest survival training course is delivered by experienced and qualified instructors with military, emergency services or expedition backgrounds.

Course Cost

Please contact us for an immediate quote for delivery of this course anywhere in the UK.

This course can also be delivered in Europe and beyond.

Course Delivery

The Forest Survival (L1) Course is delivered as a two-day course for standalone training, or can be combined with other training as a bespoke course.
The course is delivered entirely in the field and can be delivered on-site if required (assuming a suitable location can be offered by the client).
The course can be delivered at a maximum 1:10 ratio.

Course Dates and Bookings

This course is most often run directly for a client, either on site or at our location in North Wales. As a standalone course it takes two days to complete.
Please contact us for more information.

EST Course Classification

Training Level: Level One
Terrain Level: T5 Mountainous and moorland terrain above 600m ASL, forested and densely vegetated areas above 300m ASL OR T3-T4 terrain more than 1.5 km from point of normal vehicle access
Training Streams: Survival

Previous Clients

Search and rescue teams, security professionals, individuals, clubs and construction companies.

Course Prerequisites

This is a Level 1 EST Framework course where no previous subject experience is required.

A good level of general fitness is preferred due to the moderately active nature of parts of the course (walking with rucksack, sleeping on the ground etc)

Equipment Required

The course price includes some equipment for the client to use and keep following the course. The aim of this course is to focus more on learning, not suffering so you will need to bring some equipment with you.

General outdoor clothing is required for the duration of the course – we can send a course-specific equipment list on request, and full information will be sent out once a booking has been confirmed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course certificated?

Yes, all successful course participants will receive printed and PDF certificates from their attendance of the course.

Can the course be tailored for a specific application?

We can tailor the course content to suit a specific application or client requirement. Please contact us with what you need.

Do you run open courses for the public?

We do periodically run open courses for individuals to attend. Please contact us for information on cost and dates.

This course is part of the Environmental Survival Training (EST) Framework from Original Outdoors. We are part of the Wilderness Skills Association.