Our one day Rescue Emergency Care (REC) Basic First Aid For The Outdoors will cover the practical live saving skills needed by those working in the outdoor environment. This award is recognised by Canoe England and is also suitable for the MTUK indoor climbing and coaching awards.


We will provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal with first aid emergencies in a systematic way through instruction and hands on practical scenarios. The course covers the following topics:
  • Being Safe - best practice including prevention of cross-infection;
  • Vital Signs - temperature, colour, pulse, breathing, level of consciousness;
  • Incident Handling - a systematic approach to problem solving & decision making;
  • Unconsciousness - managing the unconscious casualty to ensure a safe airway;
  • CPR & Choking - dealing with the non breathing casualty including drowning;
  • Wounds & Bleeding - dealing with external & internal bleeding and shock; and
  • Monitoring - Casualty Cards & monitoring plus hand over to rescue services.


Candidates are assessed by ongoing practical assessment by the tutor throughout the course and a short multi choice question paper.


Successful completion of the course leads to a Rescue Emergency Care (REC) in Basic First Aid For The Outdoors, which is valid for three years. It is also possible to dual certificate course so that candidates also receive an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate which meets the requirements to become a workplace First Aider.

Course Dates & Costs

These courses are run on demand so please contact us to discuss your requirements so that we can give you a completive price.