Outdoor First Aid

High Peak First Aid has eight outdoor first aid courses a month provided at our training facility in the Peak District.  These outdoor first aid courses are held every weekend and every Wednesday/Thursday throughout the year apart from Bank Holiday’s.

High Peak First Aid 16hr outdoor first aid courses are recognised and have been accepted by the major governing bodies for the last twenty years.  High Peak First Aid has Tutors qualified to provide first aid training who are Paramedics or student Paramedics with extensive experience in remote or hostile environments.  Tutors are also qualified to teach and assess on the courses that contain an element of assessment. Additionally, each course participant receives a robust waterproof, wilderness first aid  manual.

The Mountain Training Association states that, “The minimum requirement is that such a course must involve at least two full days or sixteen hours of instruction and include an element of assessment. Candidates are further expected to undertake such additional elements of first aid training as are consistent with their work in wild and remote country, including emergency assistance and evacuation techniques” .  The 16 hour first aid course here, meets the requirements the Mountaineering, Climbing and Walking requirements on the Mountain Training Website.

For those taking the Climbing Wall Award (CWA), an 8hr course such as the High Peak Wilderness First Aid 8hr course can be taken. These 8hr outdoor first aid courses are also held at our facility in the Peak District every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year apart from Bank Holiday’s.  We have free car parking on site and are easily accessible by public transport from major cities such as Manchester, Sheffield, Derby, Leeds and Stoke-on-Trent.  These transport links also serve Manchester or East Midlands Airport.  A high proportion of our clients fly in from Europe, the Middle East or Asia, especially those who need Expedition First Aid or the First Response Emergency Care Level 3 or 4 that is recommended by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

For those going to more remote locations where help is likely to be delayed the First Response Emergency Care Level 3 (FREC 3) is an excellent option to consider.