Remote Emergency Care Level 3 – Wilderness Outdoor First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid course Level 3. A 16hr first aid training course where you will gain a nationally recognised qualification. This course fulfils the requirements for mountain leader training (ML) and BCU amongst others.

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This course is run from our Wiltshire and Gloucestershire sites. Full details of how to get to the site will be provided once you have booked.


All meals for this course will be provided, allowing each student the opportunity to do some bushcraft cooking over an open fire. We have a kettle always on the go so you can help yourself to tea, coffee, squash and biscuits. We also have fresh drinking water and a fruit bowl available.

Minimum Age

We would advise that this course is suitable for 16 years old and upwards, under 18’s must be accompanied by a paying adult.



Product Description

If you’re heading out into the wilderness, off on an expedition or are leading an outdoor activity for a group of people, this is the course for you. Gain a QNUK level 3 award in Remote Emergency Care (REC) First Aid during this 2 day course. This nationally recognised qualification fulfils the BCU (British Canoe Union) and MLTE (Mountaineer Leaders), BASI, RYA requirements, amongst others.

This course teaches you the fundamentals of first aid in an outdoor environment and covers all the theory and practical elements of dealing with patients whilst outdoors. The course is split into the key elements (listed below) which we teach you in a fun and informative way. We don’t have you stuck in a room reading off of a slideshow presentation. Instead you’ll be given professional first aid training throughout the course, then thrust into the woodland environment where you’ll come across different emergency scenarios which you will have to practice what you’ve just learnt. The basis behind this style of teaching is that you really get to grips with what is being taught on different levels.

An overview of what you will learn during this weekend course:

• Outdoor scene assessment and management
• Patient assessment
• Personal protection
• Dealing with unconscious patients
• Recovery position and safe airway positions
• Chocking and Asthma
• CPR training
• Minor bleeding – controlling/stopping methods
• Major bleeding – controlling/stopping methods
• Recognising and dealing with fractures and dislocations
• Recognising and dealing with head, neck and torso injuries
• Dealing with burns in the outdoors
• Hypothermia
• Hyperthermia and dehydration
• Improvised stretchers
• Improvised splints
• Management of shock, including anaphylaxis and the use of an Epipen
• Monitoring patients vital signs
• Fracture management
• Dealing with heart attacks
• Dealing with seizure and strokes
• Diabetes and dealing with it whilst outdoors


Your Weekend                                                                                                                9.00 – 16.00

Arrive at Hands on Bushcraft

You’ll be greeted by one of our instructors and guided into the woodland to our basecamp where you will be given a safety briefing.

Day 1 –

The first day is spent refreshing on general first aid skills and moving through more advanced scenarios and theory. These will include, breaks, hyperthermia, cuts and minor bleeding, among others. You’ll also discuss when these things may occur while out in the wilderness or walking in the hills etc, and how you would treat them safely in the outdoor environment.

You will then cover the components of a first aid kit and what essentials you should carry while outdoors.

At the end of day one you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned. This will form part of your assessment for the Remote Emergency Care First Aid qualification.

Day 2 –

Day 2 continues with the more advanced first aid, including major bleeding and CPR. You will then get to practice what you’ve learned over the two days, with some scenario based exercises and then a final test. All of which will form part of your overall assessment for the Remote Emergency Care First Aid qualification.

At the end of the course you will be awarded a nationally recognised certificate in first aid, which is valid for 3 years.

Course finishes

All good thing must come to an end, time to pack and head of back to home. Come back soon though.