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Bushcraft First Aid


This course has been created by Forest Routes

& is accredited by ITC



This 2-day First Aid course has been developed by Forest Routes with a unique focus on the activities and often remote environment characteristics in Bushcraft.


Accredited by ITC First, this course involves 16 hours of tuition, aimed at developing or enhancing learners' first aid skills and knowledge to enable them to recognise when someone has a medical emergency and be able to give immediate appropriate assistance at the first aid level.

The orientation of this course is towards a bushcraft setting: away from the road, no road access to the site, and potentially few in numbers. 

Course duration is 2 hours longer than standard 16-hour Incident Management courses due to the inclusion of specialist elements such as Catastrophic Bleeding and the appropriate uses of haemostatic dressings and tourniquets. 

The course is of a very practical nature and will involve ‘treating’ other course members and acting as a casualty. On successful completion, students will be awarded the “Bushcraft Incident Management” First Aid+F certificate which is valid for three years.

For those who require an externally SQA-regulated first aid qualification; this can be added at the point of registration. Please contact us for further information.

Our course is structured with plenty of scenarios to enable lots of hands-on experience which will boost your confidence when dealing with the real thing.




Course contents include:

  • Vital signs of breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour.
  • Incident procedures include a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents.
  • Unconscious casualty including the causes and treatment.
  • Airway Management including safe airway positions and recovery position.
  • Breathing Problems including choking.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Use of Automated External Defibrillators.
  • Internal bleeding, external bleeding, and treatment for shock
  • Major injuries to head, neck, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm; including the associated treatment and remote improvised techniques.
  • Minor injuries such as splinters, burns, blisters, bruises, stings and bites.
  • Environmental hazards such as hypothermia, hyperthermia, cold injuries and Lyme disease.
  • Recognition and first aid treatment of illnesses such as asthma, diabetes and epilepsy.
  • Safe best practices in the management of outdoor injuries and incidents; including the use of first aid and emergency improvisation of resources when in remote environments.
  • Awareness of current regulations including the reporting of accidents; first aid kits and safety resources.


Learner ratio is 1:12 

Please email info@forestroutes.co.uk for a booking form and to register your interest in this course or if you prefer talking to someone give either of us a call.


Cost per person is £130

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