Activity first aid

This course is ideal for people who have responsibility for taking groups of people on activity outings such as outdoor walks or bike rides.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for members and leaders of activity and youth groups.

St John Ambulance welcomes young people from the age of 12 onto all our community first aid courses. If under the age of 16, you must attend with a responsible adult member of the family or guardian (two young people per adult).

Course content

The course covers how to deal with conditions specific to leisure and sporting activities and the outdoors.

  • Communication and casualty care
  • Looking after yourself
  • Emergencies in public
  • Extremes of temperature
  • Recognition and treatment of low blood sugar
  • Role of the first aider in a group setting
  • Resuscitation
  • Choking
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty
  • Bleeding
  • Fainting, bites and stings, sprains and strains
  • Asthma
  • Head injuries, chest pains and shock
  • Recognition and treatment for meningitis, poisons, seizures and stroke
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries.

Course duration

2 days.

Assessment and certification

Continuous assessment by trainer.

Is this training for me?

To learn first aid skills appropriate for use in the workplace you should complete a First aid at work or Emergency first aid at work course. If you’re unsure what first aid training is appropriate for your workplace, use our free requirements calculator.

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