Activity First Aid

The Activity First Aid course is a training course which is designed for those who are involved in the outdoor and activity based environments that require a first aid qualification in addition to providing the knowledge and skills to operate in these different and often challenging environments.

The syllabus is comprehensive and covers a diverse content such as heat illnesses, hypothermia, chest injuries, spinal injuries, head injuries and burns, etc. which is targeted towards the activity and outdoor sector and is based upon the potential risks of operating in these environments.

The course is typically run over two days, and the QCF Qualification has a minimum of 16 hours classroom based teaching. The syllabus meets a majority of National Governing Bodies requirements for first aid qualifications and the qualification is valid for 3 years.

Course Table


  • Role of the First Aider
  • Managing an incident
  • Unresponsive Casualty - Normal Breathing
  • Unresponsive Casualty - No Normal Breathing
  • Choking
  • External Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor Injuries
  • Secondary Survey
  • Bone, Joint & Muscle Injuries
  • Head, Neck & Back Injuries
  • Chest & Abdominal Injuries
  • Effects of heat and cold
  • Eye Injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Major Illnesses


Formative Assessment to cover:

  • Review questions during sessions
  • practical observation sessions throughout

Summative Assessment to cover:

  • Management of the unconscious casualty (normal breathing)
  • Management of the unconscious Casualty (no normal breathing)
  • Management of an incident dealing with wounds and bleeding.

Level 2 (QCF) Qualification

Learners who wish to have the QCF Certificate / Qualification are required to undertake a Multiple Choice Question Paper that will have a pass mark of 70%. This is in addition to the above assessment methods, and is a requirement from the awarding body.