It comes for all of us…
Whether you lead groups in lowlands, hills, moorland, crags or mountains, every three years we all come to the panicked realisation that our Outdoor First Aid certificates have reached their expiration date. Frantic, we hastily book a course with whichever provider can offer us the soonest and most convenient date. It is a ritual we all practise, but not one any of us particularly look forward to!
A few years ago we started running our own outdoor first aid courses that meet NGB requirements. They’re practical and engaging because that is the best way for you to learn and build confidence in first aid skills.
One-by-one as our previous certificates expire, the Beyond the Edge team have enjoyed (rather than endured!) recertifying as Outdoor First Aiders. Of course we would say how wonderful our courses are… fortunately you don’t just have to take our word for it as Sarah has kindly written us an extended review. You can read her thoughts below…
Sarah’s Outdoor First Aid Course with Beyond the Edge
This is the first time that I have done an Outdoor First Aid Course with Beyond the Edge and I have to say it the most enjoying and insightful two-day course I have done.
Beyond the Edge make you feel so welcome and part of the team as soon as you arrive. The course was so well structured and gave you an in-depth theoretical and practical hands on experience throughout the two days.
Chris who ran the course has a wealth of knowledge about accidents, injuries that could occur on the mountain due to being part of the Edale Mountain Rescue team, which enabled us to gain an insight into real life events that could occur on a walk, expedition in the hills or mountains this was invaluable.
It is amazing how a bit of knowledge can make a huge difference to a casualty. This course covers safety, assessment and treatments which was then applied to numerous practical scenarios that have occurred on the hills/mountains. I was so grateful for this because it allowed me to practise my skills which I had learnt and how I would deal with certain situations if they arose being more equipped and prepared.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone venturing into the outdoors either solo or with a group.
Chris is an excellent teacher and instructor and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough. I came away much more confident in my ability to help a casualty in the outdoors.
Due to my experience with Beyond the Edge I will be booking myself on to the Expedition and Advanced First aid course.
As well as being practical and engaging, our Outdoor First Aid course is recognised by Mountain Training, British Canoeing, RYA and other awarding and governing bodies. The course has been built from the ground up using decades of experience of actually being at the sharp end in emergency situations in outdoor, remote and extreme environments. Learn more and book here.
So rather than booking in a frantic haze, consider attending one of our Outdoor First Aid courses next time that 3 year panic sets in!
Beyond the Edge Ltd is based in the Peak District, easily reached by train from London and within easy travelling distance from Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham and other Northern towns and cities.
We are one of the UKs most experienced providers of climbing, walking, scrambling, mountaineering and navigation training courses.
Most of our courses are run in the Peak District National Park which has some of the finest rock climbing, bouldering, walking and hiking in the world.