REC Outdoor First Aid Course: 16 Hour Outdoor

REC Outdoor First Aid Course: 16 Hour Outdoor

£ 120

Perth, Scotland

Beginner & Intermediate & Advanced
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 16
Perth, Scotland
Max. group size: 12
Cancellation: Strict
£ 120

Activity Highlights:

This 16-hour course, spread across two days, is perfectly suited for both novices seeking their first aid qualification and experienced individuals needing a renewal. It’s particularly tailored to those working in outdoor environments.

Key Details

  • Duration: 2 days, 9am-6pm each day
  • Level: Suitable for all levels
  • Age Range: Adult (16+)
  • Price: £120 per person

Key Skills

The course focuses on essential first-aid skills including:

  • Understanding basic body functions, focusing on heart, lungs, and airway.
  • Casualty assessment techniques.
  • Incident management and decision-making in outdoor settings.
  • Handling delayed medical help and adverse environmental conditions.

Course Breakdown

The course will run from 9am-6pm on two consecutive days.

The course content combines theoretical knowledge with practical scenarios:

  1. Emergency Protocols: Learning vital signs, emergency actions, CPR, and AED usage.
  2. Environmental Considerations: Understanding and managing heat and cold stress, along with related injuries.
  3. Illness Management: Recognising and responding to common medical conditions like asthma, epilepsy, and diabetes.
  4. Injury Treatment: Handling injuries to various body parts and soft tissue, including spine and head injuries.
  5. Rescue Techniques: Focused on safe transportation and effective communication in rescue scenarios.
  6. Special Considerations: Additional training for situations like drowning, immersion, and seasickness, catering to the RYA syllabus.


The course will be conducted at our activity centre in the heart of Perthshire, near Perth City Centre, which is a versatile outdoor training environment.

We will send you the precise meeting point upon booking, but you can view our location on the map at the bottom of this page, and there is more information on how to reach us in the FAQs on this page.


No prior first aid experience is required, making this course accessible for participants of all skill levels. You must be aged 16 or over to partake.

Why Choose Us?

We offer a dynamic and interactive approach to first aid training, focusing on real-world applications in outdoor settings. Our expert instructors ensure a supportive learning atmosphere, blending theory with practical exercises. This course not only provides the skills needed for outdoor first aid but also instills confidence to handle emergencies in various environments. Join us for a comprehensive and engaging learning experience that prepares you for any outdoor first-aid scenario.

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What's Included:

  • 16-hour comprehensive first aid training tailored for outdoor environments.
  • Hands-on practice with realistic scenarios and practical techniques.

What's Not Included:

  • Personal insurance.
  • Meals and drinks.
  • Accommodation.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear (boots or wellies).


Car parking available
Changing rooms available
Showers Available

Frequently Asked Questions

The centre is located in the heart of Perthshire, a short distance from Perth City Centre. You can find us on the banks of the River Tay, with signage to guide you in from major routes.

We will send you the precise address and postcode upon booking, but here is a summary to help you plan your visit:

  • By Foot: From Perth City Centre, you have two options:
    • Take the scenic riverside walk from Rodney Gardens, noting it can be muddy in winter or a wildflower path in summer. Be mindful of high tide times, as the path isn’t accessible one hour either side of high tide. This path’s conditions can vary.
    • For a firmer path, cross South Street bridge, turn right onto Dundee Road, and follow the pavement directly to the centre.
  • By Car: Use the postcode provided Sat Nav.
    • From Dundee, take A90, then A85, staying on Dundee Rd and look for brown tourist signs.
    • From Perth, go over South Street bridge, right on Dundee Rd/A85.
    • From Edinburgh, take M90, exit at Junction 11 for A85, and follow the signs.
  • By Bike: A cycle lane is available along Dundee Road, suitable for experienced cyclists. You can also follow the riverside walk, but may need to dismount in places. Secure bike storage is planned for the future.
  • By Bus: Perth City Centre has bus stops about a 40-minute walk from our centre. A limited bus service stops at Walnut Grove, a 5-minute walk away, and an electric bus stop is directly outside our centre. Check Google Maps for the latest schedules and stops with the provided postcode.

No prior first aid experience is required, making the course suitable for all ability levels.

Participants should bring weather-appropriate clothing, boots or wellies, lunch, and water.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts