QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid

QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid

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QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid qualification is aimed at people undertaking the role of a first aider in an outdoors environment where help may take up to 2-hours to arrive, attendees are typically people that require an outdoor first aid qualification to meet NGB requirements, including the BCU, BASI, MLTB etc. These may typically be outdoor activity Instructors, or mountain leaders and others that have an interest in outdoor and remote sports.

Who is the Course For?

Nominated first aiders in an outdoor environment

Anyone with an interest in outdoor first aid where help maybe up to 2-hours away


The QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid covers the syllabus required under ‘The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 for First Aid at Work, which can be found on the HSE web site. Along with this the course allows extra time for injuries commonly found in outdoor environments to be covered.

  • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider in an outdoor environment
  • Managing an incident in an outdoor environment
  • Assessing first aid incidents, including primary survey
  • Unconscious casualties, including seizure & recovery position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Adjustments for CPR to:
    • A child
    • Drowning
    • Avalanche
    • Lightning strike
    • Remote from immediate help    
  • Choking casualties
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Casualties suffering from shock
  • Minor injuries, including grazes, splinters and minor scalds and burns
  • First Aid for casualties who have been immersed in water
  • Secondary surveys
  • Bone, joint and muscle injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Bites and stings
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Heart Attacks
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Effects of the heat and cold


The QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid is aimed at those over 16. Learners between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole First Aider

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent. There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.

Learners are 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 learners must be physically capable of doing this.

Awarding Body

OFQUAL regulated qualification through Qualifications Network (QNUK)

Qualification Code


Course Duration

16 guided learning hours (contact hours)

Good Skills Training normally deliver this course over 3-days, 09:00 – 17:00

Delivery Type


Maximum Learners Per Tutor

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid has a maximum learner to tutor ratio of 12:1

Assessment Method

The QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid is assessed through practical assessment and multiple-choice assessment


QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid certificates are valid for 3-years. Before the expiry date of their QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid certificate, learners must resit a 2-day requalification course.

It is also strongly recommended by the HSE that all First Aiders undergo annual refresher training

Booking an onsite course

To enquire about an onsite course for your staff, please either call our head office, 01473 551911, or one of our local offices, or fill in the enquiry form by clicking here