Training for when seconds count

Outdoor First Aid

1 & 2 Day Courses

Our 2 Day Outdoor First Aid Course adheres to Band 3 of the Institute for Outdoor Learning – Outdoor First Aid Training Framework.

 Outdoor First Aid is a specific discipline in First Aid. Outdoor First Aid presents the rescuer with the unique situation of prolonged care of a patient in a remote area, before definitive medical care can be provided. In such situations the emergency medical services may be difficult to obtain or delayed and there are a number of different skills required compared to the urban setting.

 Throughout your Outdoor First Aid course you will be presented with a number of realistic situations involving casualty make up. This will challenge and enhance the skills and knowledge you have acquired during the course.


Course Dates:

 14th & 15th July 2018

20th & 21st September 2018

Course location:

Pestalozzi International Village Trust
Ladybird Lane
East Sussex
TN33 0UF



2 Days 9.30hrs – 18.30hrs


Qualification for this course is achieved through on-going assessment for the duration of the course.

Qualification (Valid for 3 years)

1. Emergency First Aid at Work (FAIB Approved)

2. Outdoor First Aid 16 Hours

Course content:

Introduction to Outdoor First Aid

Action and priorities in an Emergency

Basic Life Support (Adult and Child CPR)

Administer First Aid to an Adult or Child who is choking

Content of First Aid kits

Primary and Secondary patient assessment

Management of the unconscious patient

Medical Emergencies:

Heart Attack – Stroke – Anaphylaxis – Diabetes –  Seizures (Epilepsy) – Asthama – Dehydration

Trauma Emergencies:

Fractures – Minor & Major Bleeding – Head Injuries – Spinal Injuries – Hypothermia & Hyperthermia



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 6 reviews
Organisation: TJ Board Hire

An amazing two day outdoor first aid course run by Andy Sullivan of Emergency Life Support Team , real life scenarios played out where you become the hands on first responder, check it out. A much needed fresh approach to teaching first aid that does not involve ticking boxes in a classroom powerpoint presentation. Highly recommended.

Organisation: The Beyond Travel Company
Job Title: Director

If you know someone who's interested in learning how to save a life and what to do in an emergency situation, I can highly recommend Andy at Emergency Life Support Team. It's also great fun and a good day outdoors!

Organisation: Sussex Wildlife Trust
Job Title: Strategy Lead, People & Wildlife

“ELST has become our favoured provided of First Aid, because of the knowledge and skill he brings to the course, his understanding of our needs working outdoors and with machinery . Most of the teaching is outside, and the training scenarios are tailored to our work and much more realistic than classroom-based providers. Our staff say they feel more confident and able to deal with an incident and that they really enjoy the training. Thanks Andy!”

As a mountain leader I needed to renew my first aid qualification. I found the 2 day Outdoor first Aid course both fun and challenging. Andy’s practical knowledge and advice made this course shine out from others I have attended. Don’t expect overhead projectors and PowerPoint presentations this course is truly ‘Outdoors’. I found the website easy to use and it gave me a good variety of dates to choose from. Andy ensured that the casualty scenarios were realistic and more importantly relevant to my work.This course will be at the top of my list when it’s time to refresh my knowledge. Nigel Chater HF Holidays

Organisation: Chichester College

Fantastic experience and knowledge. Very reassuring. Gained a lot of confidence. Well worth it, cheers!Fin GlazierChichester College

Organisation: Sussex Wildlife Trust

After years of renewing my first aid certificate in stuffy classrooms with sheaves of notes never looked at again, this course was a breath of fresh air - literally.....With Andy and his amazing team we got one valuable list of first aid kit contents, one simple (SAMPLE) acrostic to remind us what info to get from the 'patient' and a host of practical advice. Treating casualties in the woods for injuries and incidents that you really might potentially meet was stimulating and scary in equal measure.This course was practical, relevant and fun. I feel so much more confident that I CAN do this.Thank you, guys! Lynda Woods Sussex Wildlife Trust

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