A two day course (16 hours) which covers more topics than the one day course and has more time for practice and scenarios.  This course also requires no previous experience of first aid.

The emergency first aid course is designed to introduce a systematic way of first aid for managing casualties. The course covers a range of topics mixed with scenarios to practice your skills.  The course includes:

  • Monitoring and recording vital signs
  • Accident Procedure - What to do in the event of an incident
  • Choking, anaphylaxis, asthma, heart attack and angina
  • CPR (inclduing children and drowning)
  • Dealing with major bleeds and shock
  • Heat and cold injuries
  • Medical conditions such as epilepsy, stroke and diabetes
  • Fractures, dislocations and spinal injuries
  • Dealing with remote fist aid scenarios
  • Dealing with environmental concerns in first aid in the outdoors

The Emergency first aid course is certified for three years and is an entry point for the REC scheme. It is the approved course for RYA, BCU, MLTB and many other awarding bodies for coaching and qualifications.

2013 Course Dates

REC 16 hour course, 18th and 19th May 2013 at Burrs Activity Centre in Bury