Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid Course

Course Aim

To give you the skills and the confidence to deal with accidents and medical emergencies in a wilderness or remote setting where the arrival of emergency services can be delayed.

The course meets the requirements of many outdoor National Governing Bodies such as for Mountaineering Irelands Mountain Leader Programme.

Course Content

The course is a full 2 days and includes lectures, demos, practicals and lots of scenarios.
Topics covered are:
Accident scene management, casualty assessment and vital signs.
Contacting Emergency services
Heart attack & cardiac arrest
CPR – adults, children and infants
Control of bleeding & treatment of wounds and shock
Injuries to bones, joints and soft tissues
Burns & scalds
Choking and poisoning
Hyperthermia and Hypothermia
Transportation and movement of casualties
Use and adaptation of common outdoor equipment for first aid
Dehydration / over hydration
Common medical emergencies ( asthma, diabetes, fainting, allergies)
and more!

Included items

Each student will receive :
Emergency First Aid Handbook
A pocket mask, with case and gloves
A face Shield on a key ring
Red emergency card
FAST assessment card
Relevant handouts.


There are no pre-requisites for this course, however experience in the outdoors environment is an advantage.

Who should do it ?

Anyone involved in outdoor recreation or work will benefit.

In particular anyone with responsibility for others such as outdoor professionals, mountain leaders, scout leaders and expedition providers will gain confidence and skills from this course.


Certificate in Wilderness First Aid from  Venturesafe, valid for 2 years.


Please contact us for a quote.

However for group bookings we provide a number of discounts. 

Course Numbers and Location

This course is not limited however we try to keep it at  one instructor for each eight students (if CFR included) or twelve students (without CFR) to maximise practical elements and learning. This course can be run anywhere.