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First Aid Training Courses

Our range of Outdoor First Aid courses are ideal for anyone involved in outdoor activities. For many who training to be an outdoor instructor these first aid courses are an important part of that training and assessment process, for others who are simply outdoor enthusiasts, becooming proficient at first aid can mean the difference between life and death on the hills, crags, rivers, lakes or sea.
Whatever your needs, you'll find the ideal first aid course to suit your requirements on this page.
All our first aid qualifications are nationally recognised and valid for 3 years.

All the first aid training provided at Plas y Brenin is offered under the authority of Rescue Emergency Care (REC). Our first aid courses are conducted according to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations. REC provides a national structure in which first aid trainers can work while enhancing courses by using their own experiences and expertise. This allows Plas y Brenin to run first aid courses specifically for the outdoor mountain and water based environment. The emphasis on these courses is in practically based first aid training which will provide you with knowledge and confidence. These courses will not turn you into a medical encyclopedia but they will give you the strategies you need to manage first aid properly in an emergency. Recent changes to HSE regulations have been incorporated into our first aid training courses and are outlined below.

It is worth noting that all our first aid training courses have a large element of practical outdoor based learning. You will be outside in a real enironment whatever the conditions, so it is important to bring suitable outdoor gear. We feel that this kind of realistic outdoor first aid training is more effective in preparing you for real situations where you will need to fall back on these first aid techniques and skills

We offer the following range of Outdoor First Aid training courses:

REC Emergency First Aid

First Aid Training and First Aid Courses at the National Mountain CentreA practical two day first aid course designed for people who work in the outdoors or who use the outdoors for pleasure. The course is suitable first aid training for Teachers, Outdoor Instructors, Cli...........

Experience Required: No previous first aid experience required.

Cost and Duration: £210 (2 Days)

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REC Mountain First Aid

First Aid Training and First Aid Courses at the National Mountain CentreThis course covers all the content of the Emergency First Aid Course and has additional time to deal with the types of injuries and problems typical of the mountain environment such as hypothermia, fr...........

Experience Required: No first aid experience required.

Cost and Duration: £295 (3 Days)

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REC Advanced First Aid

First Aid Training and First Aid Courses at the National Mountain CentreIf you want to gain further confidence in your first aid, plan to visit remote areas or become a first aid trainer these two days are an important step. Our highly qualified and experienced first aid ...........

Experience Required: Successful completion of REC Standard First Aid course.

Cost and Duration: £295 (2 Days)

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REC Mountain Bike First Aid

First Aid Training and First Aid Courses at the National Mountain CentreThis course covers all the content of the Emergency Course and has additional time to deal with the types of injuries and problems typical of a mountain bike environment and the procedures for dealing...........

Experience Required: none required.

Cost and Duration: £295 (3 Days)

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REC First Aid Trainer

First Aid Training and First Aid Courses at the National Mountain CentreOn completion of this course you can start to gain practical experience working alongside REC trainers and provide courses of your own under the supervision of a senior trainer. Independent trainer st...........

Experience Required: hold a valid First Aid at Work Certificate and have completed any REC First Aid Course (to ensure that you are familiar with the REC approach to training).

Cost and Duration: £605 (4 Days)

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Can't find what you want?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run one of the courses listed above on a date that suits you and your friends or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too.
Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

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