a must for anyone in the outdoor industry

Perfect for anyone looking to work or spend time in mountains, on rivers, running DofE, Ten Tors or for families doing things a bit further afield away from help. Mix of classroom based learning and outdoor casualty simulation.

What to expect

Day 1 is primarily spent indoors learning the content.

Day 2 is when we put these skills into practice outdoors with casualty simulations.

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • First Aid Equipment
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Prioritising treatment
  • Environmental factors
  • Moving a casualty
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Control of bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Sprains and strains
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite
  • Heat exhaustion

Qualification training requires:

  • 1:12 tutor to candidate ratio.
  • Course must be completed within 9 weeks of starting.
  • Each delivery session must be a minimum of 2 hours.
  • The qualification is re-validated by attending another similar course after 3 years.


You will be issued a Nuco Training Instructor Certificate, as well as a Level 3 Ofqual regulated certificate. The qualification is valid for 3 years, after which you will need to attend a re-qualification course.

Activity Details



Dartington, Totnes

01803 862725

16 hours / 2 days (0900-1700)

You will need

  • Waterproofs you’re happy to get muddy
  • Rough outdoor shoes
  • Snacks + packed lunch
  • Mug - just in case!
  • Pen

We provide

  • Teas/ coffees
  • Outdoor First Aid Manual
  • Certificate