Keep your staff, clients, and company safe by making sure you have first aid trained people in your work force.

SPR can provide training in our training facilities in AIRDRIE, Lanarkshire, Scotland or in your premises.

SPR has been in business for nearly 30 years understands the needs of other businesses. We are flexible and work out the most cost-effective way to provide the training you need, at a time that suits you.

Who is this for?

The 16 Hr Outdoor First Aid qualification is for those undertaking the role of a first aider in an outdoors environment. Attendees typically include those that require an outdoor first aid qualification to meet NGB requirements. NGBS include BCU, BASI, MLTB etc

The QNUK qualification has been mapped to the Health and Safety (First aid) Regulations 1981 requirements for Emergency First Aid at Work ensuring those working in the outdoor environment can meet their HSE requirements for low risk / low number of employees, environments.


This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being an emergency first aider. Those under 16 may undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a responsible first aider.

Due to the language of the assessment, it is recommended that learners have sufficient command of the English language in order to understand the assessment and to undertake the recommended assessment methods.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate First Aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

Diversity, Equality & Inclusivity

Our staff at SPR have undergone training in safeguarding, diversity, equality, and inclusivity, including mental health, disability awareness and LGBTQ+ training.

We are committed to welcoming individuals of all races, colours, ancestries, religions, origins, ages, sexual orientations, disabilities, and gender identities.

Our goal is to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.


Course content

The 16 Hour Outdoor First Aid qualification has been developed to meet the
first aid training requirements outlined by Institute of Outdoor Learning. The contents meets the requirements of  NGBs including BCU, BASI and MLTB etc

The Course includes:

  • First Aid for the outdoors environment
  • Casualty management 
  • Primary survey
  • Unconscious casualty management
  • Resuscitation Inc. children, drowning, avalanche
  • Immersion in water
  • Choking
  • Shock
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Medical condition
  • Head injuries
  • Fractures
  • Poisons
  • Bites and stings
  • Effects of heat and cold, Inc. hypothermia, frost
    bite and dehydration

Additional topics can be delivered on request although delivery time may need to be extended.

16 hour – Outdoor First Aid (OFA) Key points

  • Regulated qualification
  • Meets IOL requirements
  • 16 Guided learning  hours (2 day)
  • Valid for 3 years
  • Certificate & Book included
  • Assessed by MCQs and practical observation


Other Related Training Courses:

RYA First Aid | Emergency First Aid at Work +F (EFAW+F) โ€“ 1 Day

First Aid at Work +F (FAW+F) โ€“ 3 Days

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