ITC Outdoor First Aid Course
Thank you for booking onto our ITC Outdoor First Aid course. Please read this information carefully, taking note of the directions to the venue you have booked on for. We deliver both the Ofqual regulated ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid and the SQA Accreditations regulated ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid at SCQF Level 6, depending on the needs of our clients. If you need further information on the awarding body and level of your course, please contact us.


Please check carefully which course venue your course will be taking place at. We use a number of different venues across South Wales and South West England. You will receive course directions separately by email.

Please arrive at 8.45AM for registration prior to a 9AM start. Please note that, in order to meet the requirements of the awarding body, this course has a 16 hour duration, running from 9AM to 6PM on both days, and all elements of the syllabus must be covered. This means that late arrivals may not be able to complete the course satisfactorily and may therefore not receive the qualification certificate.

As the course is an externally accredited qualification, all candidates need to produce photographic identification on signing the course register. If you have any doubt as to whether your ID document is acceptable, please contact us before the course. Failure to produce appropriate identification will unfortunately mean we cannot register you on the course, with no refunds available under these circumstances.

Assessment and certification

The course is a regulated qualification with certificates awarded by the awarding body ITC First. Your trainer will assess you by witnessing you demonstrating a number of practical skills throughout the course.  If you are registered onto the outdoor first aid course at SCQF Level 6 a short multiple choice questionnaire will also form a part of your assessment. As the qualification is issued by ITC First rather than Borderlands, your trainer will be able to inform you whether they believe you have satisfied the requirements of the qualification at the end of the course, but final confirmation of results comes from ITC First and so certificates are issued a short while after the course. E-certificates are issued as standard in order to reduce our environmental impact. If you require a paper certificate as well, this can be arranged for an additional fee of £5 per certificate.

Clothing and Equipment

Clothing for the course should be comfortable enough to enable you to move around easily. Loose fitting clothing and flat shoes are therefore appropriate. It is advisable to avoid wearing large items of jewellery or restrictive garments.

As this is an outdoor specific first aid course, much of the course will be spent outside. We may be outside for periods of 2-3 hours at a time, so please ensure you bring sufficient appropriate clothing to cope with the elements. Waterproofs are needed regardless of the weather as some of our scenarios will require participants to be dressed for poor weather conditions, including lying on the ground. Outdoor footwear such as walking boots are recommended along with a change of shoes to avoid bringing too much dirt back inside.

Covid-19 secure measures

Please read and return the additional Covid-19 information and agreement document sent to you. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us before the course.


To reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission, we will not be providing snacks on our courses until further notice. Please ensure you bring sufficient snack food and lunch to maintain you throughout the course. We will provide drinks but please bring your own mug or flask for this, again to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

Health and Safety

This course requires participants to undertake some degree of manual handling and physical exertion, including moving simulated candidates on the floor, performing simulated chest compressions on a manikin and moving over rough, uneven ground.

If you think that you may have a condition, which may pose a problem or may prevent you from taking a full and active part on the course, we may be able to make a reasonable adjustment.  Please see ITC First’s Access to Qualifications Information If you would like to request a reasonable adjustment please use the Reasonable Adjustment Request Form.

You are advised that by registering on an ITC First qualification you are protected by Borderlands First Aid’s Policies, which are available on request, as well as ITC First’s set of policies including Complaints Policy and Appeals Policy.

Please be aware that we will discuss some real-life incidents in detail and will view some slides and video of serious medical and traumatic incidents. If this is likely to cause you distress, please discuss this with your trainer in confidence prior to the course beginning so that we can make any necessary adjustments.

Any questions?

We hope that this information has answered any questions you may have prior to the course, but if you have any queries please feel free to contact us.

Looking forward to meeting you on the course!