ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid

The ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid (SCQF level 6) is regulated by the SQA and recognised by various outdoor National Governing Bodies and the Health & Safety Executive as providing appropriate training for those working or operating in an outdoor environment where professional emergency assistance is more than 10 minutes away.                                                         

Qualification details

  • Minimum tutor contact time of 16 hours (excluding breaks)
  • 1:8 tutor to candidate ratio
  • Course must be completed within 9 weeks of starting
  • Each delivery session must be a minimum of 2 hours
  • Successful completion will result in candidate gaining ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid at SCQF Level 6 with a valid (licence to practice) lifetime of 3 years from date of completion
  • The qualification is revalidated by attending another similar course after 3 years

Our next available courses: 2022

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

9am – 6pm ( both days)

Places: £130  (non VAT registered)

8 places available

Qualification Objectives

This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of First Aider in the rural and more remote regions of the UK where professional emergency assistance may be more than 10 minutes away.  Successful completion of the qualification will result in knowledge and skills that have been identified by the HSE for the safe, effective and prompt treatment of emergencies in the outdoor workplace.
This qualification will satisfy the requirements of various Outdoor National Governing  Bodies that require 16 hours of assessed first aid training to maintain the license to practice for their instructor qualifications including BASI, UIAA, MLTB, SCA, RYA, MBLA, ASI
ITC External Accreditation This qualification is accredited by the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority).  It is built by combining 2 mandatory units of assessment in one coherent training package and is the only Outdoor First Aid qualification that is externally regulated and meets the standards to appear upon a national qualifications framework.
Unit 1 Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (U074 04):  This unit can lead to a qualification suitable for Emergency First Aid at Work (SCQF) purposes and this additional certificate will be provided by request at then end of the course delivery.
Unit 2 First Aid for Outdoor Incident Management (U422 04):  Completion of this unit content leads to the ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid qualification. 

Swift First Aid run regular ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid
courses in the Scottish Borders. 

 Places: £130/candidate (Not VAT registered) for the 2 day course 

For group bookings and individual quotes, please contact Lucy:
We will be very happy to discuss your First Aid training needs.

Some of our happy clients...

Really enjoyed the course. Loved the big boards – really helpful for remembering & reinforcing details. Thanks! 

Jane B March 2021

Fantastic course as ever. Very enjoyable and very informative. Great refresher and increased my confidence in first aid on the trails. Thanks Lucy!                                                     T McNeilly November 2020

Fantastic effort to make the course covid safe but also normal and informative.              C Bryant Feb 2021

This was great! Well run and I felt ‘Covid safe’ Thanks.    A Mayer Feb 2021