FAA Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid (RQF)

This qualification is designed for learners to be able to undertake the role of the First Aider when in rural and the more remote regions of the UK where emergency medical assistance may be more than 30 minutes away.

The learner will gain the first aid skills and knowledge to competently and confidently provide first aid in a remote outdoor environment.

This 16-hour qualification meets the requirements for the first aid element of the expedition syllabus for the bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.

Detailed information can be found in the Qualification Specification including the qualification structure and codes, entry requirements, qualification delivery, certification and requalification, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria and assessment information.

Further guidance about first aid qualifications and requirements for employers can be found in the following Health and Safety Executive (HSE) documents:

L74 Guidance on First Aid at Work regulations

GEIS3 Selecting a first aid training provider – a guide for employers