First Aid in the Outdoors – 2-day course

This two-day intermediate course is designed for group leaders working or riding in remote areas

Course outcomes

Cycling UK’s first aid in the outdoors courses provide you with the adaptions, skills and experience to manage injury situations and especially give you confidence. The two-day course also covers longer-term immediate care where road-going ambulance and possibly phone access is not immediate.

Cycling UK works closely with the UK-wide first aid providers Lifesigns Group & Outdoor Training and have generated cycle-specific elements and scenarios for these courses, ensuring that whether you are out on your own or with a group, on the road or trail, out in the woods or wilds, you will know what to do when things don't go quite as planned.

This course is valid for a period of three years, after which revalidation is required.

Key content

First aid courses

This two-day (16 hour) course, which is accepted for most outdoor environments, specifically covers the first aid requirements where you are away from immediate (road-based) ambulance access.

Suited to those holding Cycling UK’s Leader, Instructor and Trainer awards. This course is also appropriate and relevant to most other outdoor activity qualifications, such as BCU, MLTB, and RYA and Cycling UK.

This course is recognised by all outdoor governing bodies, for example MLTB, BCU, IRATA, BASI, RYA and so on.

It also exceeds the recommendations for the HSE-recognised Emergency First Aid at Work.


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Course details

2 days
Classroom and outside
Group size
Minimum number of attendees: 10 / Maximum number of attendees: 12
Full course: £1,653