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QNUK Level 3 Award In

Outdoor First Aid (RQF)


Qualification number: 601/7637/4

Guided learning hours: 16

Total Qualification time: 20

Credit value: 1

Who is this for? This qualification is for those undertaking the role of a first aider in an outdoors environment where help may be up to 2 hours away. This may be at outdoor activity centres but is more likely to be away from urban areas. The qualification is typically delivered over two days and is recognised by a number of outdoor activity NGBs including BASI and the BCU.

Pre-Requisites: This qualification is available to those over 16 years. Candidates should be at least a level 2 numeracy and literacy or equivalent. Candidates under the age of 16 can complete the qualification, however, employers should not rely on those under 16 to be a lone first aider.

Progression route: Learners may progress onto the following qualifications:

  • QNUK Level 3 Award in First aid at Work (QCF)
  • QNUK Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (QCF)

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More: for more information about this qualification, download the Qualification Specification

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