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Outdoor First Aid (SCQF)ITC Level 5 Certificate

This qualification is built by combining 2 mandatory units of assessment in one coherent training package.

This is the only Outdoor First Aid qualification that is externally regulated and meets the standards to appear upon a national qualification framework.

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification comprises of two units: First Aid in the Workplace, which can lead to a qualification suitable for Emergency First Aid at Work (SCQF) purposes and this additional certificate will be provided by request at the end of the course delivery; and First Aid for Outdoor Incident Management.

Who is it suitable for?

This course is designed to meet the needs of those working away from professional emergency assistance (more than 10 minutes) such as staff in outdoor centres, ski instructors or ski leaders, teachers on skiing trips, teachers or coaches delivering orienteering sessions in woodland for example, coaches delivering sessions in remote settings and so on.

Comparing and contrasting what is different in the urban context when appropriate, will give you a clear understanding of your first aid roles in urban and outdoor settings.

For those of you with Outdoor  National Governing Body Instructor awards, passing this course will maintain your ‘license to practice’.

No prior experience is necessary, and you need to be at least 14 years of age to access the course.

How can I be confident of quality?

We use an accredited ITC tutor who delivers these courses nationally.

The guided learning hours are 18 for the two units which gives you 2 credits.

The tutor contact is 16 hours which can be programmed over two days.

The qualification must be delivered over a minimum of 9 weeks and the minimum session duration is 2 hours.

The qualification is composed of 2 units for assessment, although the content from both units is typically delivered together, integrated throughout the course so that the course is relevant for, and aimed at, the outdoor worker from the moment you walk through the door.

The delivery is practical and is assessed through continual practical performance using observation, worksheets and scenarios.

The course costs £150+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon and unlimited tea
and coffee.

It also includes your registration fee which we pay to ITC First on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course manual, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.

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