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Rec First Aid – 2 Day


A 2 day first aid course for the outdoors and wilderness environments.



A 2 day first aid course designed for people leading and playing in the outdoors environment!

Most of this course will be spent outside, looking at real situations that you could find yourself in whilst out in the countryside, mountains and rivers. The recurring theme is that of adapting first aid principles to deal with people in?a cold, wet, wilderness environment, where help may be a long way away.

Topics covered include:

-Primary and secondary survey, and adaptations to deal with a casualty in outdoors kit
-CPR and EAV
-Using a Defibrillator
-Dealing with airway problems
-Deformities and injuries
-Immobilisation of breaks, including improvisation with items of outdoors kit
-Managing a suspected spinal injury
-Looking after a casualty for an extended period
-Evacuation of a casualty from the environment
-Contents of a good outdoors first aid kit, and other kit to carry with you

There is scope for this course to be adapted to the needs of the participants, whether you are coaching kayaking to kids on your local pond, or are out with friends on the mountains every weekend!

The course is assessed throughout the weekend, so you don’t have to worry about an exam at the end. On successful completion of the course, you will receive a 2 day REC first aid certificate, widely regarded as the best out there for outdoors sports, and accepted by most NGB’s (including British Canoeing). The certificate fee is £5, payable on the day.

This course meets the British Canoeing requirements for 4* leaders, and level 3 and above coaches.


9.00am to 6.00pm

Dates for 2022:

March 19th and 20th


This course is held at Leam Boat Centre.

What to Wear and Bring:

For this course you will need your usual outdoors kit, suitable for the time of year. Bear in mind that you will be outside for most of the weekend. If you’d like some advice on kit to bring just give us a call.


Chose your date above, and go to the checkout to buy your course. Please let us know the names of participants by using the delivery comments box at the checkout. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us. If you have any specific needs or questions that you would like to discuss before the course starts, please give us a call.

Gift Vouchers:

If you would like to buy this course as a gift, just choose voucher as your date option. Your voucher recipient will then be able to call us to book the date that’s most convenient for them.


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