First is a requirement for the Mountain Training Awards and Schemes.

All Awards now require a current and relevant 16-hour First Aid Course at the time of assessment, with the exception of the Climbing Wall Instructor & Climbing Wall Development Instructor, where an 8-hour course will meet requirements.

The course should be at least 16 hours long, be face to face not online, include an element of assessment, and cover remote care.

If you are unsure if your course meets these requirements, please contact the training officer for confirmation.

Here are links to websites where First Aid Courses can be sourced. 

Rescue & Emergency Care (Ireland)

Rescue & Emergency Care (UK)

Remote Emergency Care

IOL Statement of Good Practise Outdoor First Aid Training



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