QNUK Level 3 Award In

Emergency Outdoor First Aid (RQF)

Qualification number: 603/2454/5

Guided learning hours: 8

Total Qualification time: 10

Credit value: 1

Validity: 3 years

Who is this for? This qualification is for those undertaking the role of a first aider in an outdoors environment, for example at outdoor pursuits activity centres. The qualification is typically delivered over one day and covers common injuries and conditions that activity instructors may face.


This qualification is available to those over 16 years. The qualification can be taken by those under 16, however they should not be relied upon to be the sole first aider. Those under 16 often include those undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Due to the language of the assessment, it is recommended that learners have sufficient command of the English language in order to understand the assessment and to undertake the recommended assessment methods.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate First Aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

Progression route: Learners may progress onto the following qualifications:

  • QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor first aid (RQF)
  • QNUK Level 3 Award in Responding to Incidents with an AED (RQF)

Find a centre: To find a centre that offers this qualification in your area, please contact us

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

Free lesson plans and presentations for centres approved to deliver this qualification

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