NWUK First Aid

first-aidNordic Walking UK has teamed up with the First Aid Academy to offer a bespoke one-day first aid course for our instructors and leaders, plus access to a more comprehensive 2-day specific outdoor first aid course.


2 Day  — Outdoor First Aid Course

The Outdoor First Aid course covers the long term care of casualties in remote settings. The course is also called Wilderness First Aid or Remote First Aid.

The course is suitable for outdoor enthusiasts, environmental consultants and also those working in the outdoor industry.

This is a 16-hour course, delivered over 2 days.

The course is approved by National Governing Bodies such as British Canoe Union, British Association of Snowsport Instructors and the  Royal Yachting Association. It is also recognised by Mountain Leader Training,and  British Cycling.

Make sure that you check your National Governing Bodies requirements for first aid.

Certificates are issued through our OfQual approved Awarding Organisation, this means that you can be assured of quality trainers.

The course looks at how you may adapt and improvise your own equipment to support your first aid kit. We also have first aid kits for sale.

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Vital signs
  • Accident procedure
  • Recognition and treatment of an unconscious casualty
  • How to recognise and treat casualties who are in a seizure
  • Adult CPR the recognition and treatment of Cardiac Arrest
  • Treatment of Drowning / Child CPR / Infant CPR casualties
  • Recognition and treatment choking casualties
  • The treatment of bleeding injuries
  • Recognition and treatment of burns and scalds
  • How to recognise and treat potential fractures to arms and lower legs
  • Recognition and treatment soft tissue injuries
  • Treating casualties with head injuries
  • Management of potential neck injuries
  • Recognition and treatment of injuries to the chest, stomach, pelvis and thigh.
  • Practical incidents to re-enforce learning throughout the 2 days
  • The course will involve being in the outdoor environment for practical development of skills close to the teaching centre
  • Recognition and treatment of common medical emergencies (Asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis, bites, stings)
  • Core heating and cooling (hyper and hypo thermia) recognition and treatment

Instructors can opt to do just a 1 day course; the dates for this are the 1st day of the dates above.

This a specifically designed 6 hour course enabling you to deal with incidents whilst leading Nordic Walking UK activities in the urban park setting, or who are not venturing far from emergency service help such as the local ambulance service (i.e. not therefore needing Mountain rescue).

For those who are venturing into more remote settings we recommend attendance on one of our outdoor first aid courses.

Course content

  • Recognition of vital signs
  • Developing an accident / incident procedure
  • Adult CPR
  • Dealing with bleeding injuries
  • Dealing with soft tissue injuries (sprains and strains)



BUT please book via NWUK to get discounted prices.

Call 0333 1234540 or email support@nordicwalking.co.uk

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