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First Aid for Trekking
CPR is a key element of the course
2 days' instruction
Group size 4 to 12 people
16 hours of training
2 nights, staying in:
Guest house (2)
Instruction by your tutor
All course materials
Season for private groups
1 April to 30 September 2013
Please join us on your ideal dates
Brecon and its distant hills
Add dinner for £15 per night
Stay for 3 nights or just 1
+ Expert instruction on the essentials in case of accident
+ Valid for governing-body awards
+ An enjoyable and gainful weekend trip
Latest news May 2013
We were thrilled to introduce our new First Aid courses for 2012. For 2013 we're pleased to offer 6 scheduled courses as well as our private courses throughout the season.
Join us for an enjoyable weekend course, to pick up essential elements of First Aid. The course is applicable to everyday life on the high street, but we focus on outdoor scenarios that might be met by the walker or trekker.
What the course is about
This course is for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. It is especially suitable for people who plan a trek and who would like to refresh their skills and learn new ones. It can also be of use to the outdoor activity enthusiast and professional. It is acceptable for all National Governing Body Awards and qualifications issued by: MLTB, NCA, BASI, MBL, TCL, RYA, BCU and other sports. A First Aid qualification is necessary to verify virtually all NGB Awards and this award conforms to the Governing criteria. It is valuable to anyone working in a remote environment being a very practical course with scenarios to aid learning.
What we cover
The course will include all of the following elements, although greater emphasis and time will be spent on certain ones:
Maintenance of the airway
Dealing with the unconscious casualty
Control of bleeding; Bandaging
Heart Attack (AMI)
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Fractures, sprains and strains
Calling for assistance
Practical outdoor sessions dealing with incidents related to the mountains
How to prepare
There are no pre-requisites; the course is open to all. There will be a concentration on the practical areas with a highly interactive approach. Some of the sessions will be outdoors; please bring outdoor clothes.
The course will contain aspects of assessment; these will be ongoing and informal. On successful completion the award is valid for three years.