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QNUK Level 3 Award In Emergency Outdoor First Aid (RQF)


This course is aimed at those undertaking the role of a first aider in an outdoors environment, for example at outdoor pursuits activity centres.

The qualification is typically delivered over one day and covers common injuries and conditions that activity instructors may face.

The course also meets the requirements for Emergency First aiders, as outlined in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

This award sits in the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) and is regulated by Ofqual.

Course materials include a course manual and workbook for your use.

Lunch and refreshments are provided by Rescue Specialist.

The qualification is valid for 3 years.

Course Objectives

The course will cover:

  • The role of a first aider in an outdoors environment
  • Minimising risk of infection
  • Surveying a scene
  • First aid for a casualty at risk of hypothermia
  • CPR and use of an AED
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding wounds, burns and scalds
  • Shock
  • Immersion in water


Delegates must be over 16 years of age and in good medical condition with a reasonable level of fitness.

Candidates under the age of 16 can complete the qualification, however, employers should not rely on those under 16 to be a lone first aider.

Prior Qualifications Required

It is advised that learners have a minimum Level 2 in English and Maths.

Equipment Required

All equipment will be provided by Rescue Specialist.

Course Code



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Course Ratio

8 : 1


1 Day

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