The training lasts three and a half hours in total. There will be a short break, with exact timings decided by the trainer on the day.
The course covers the essentials, and the scenarios you are most likely to encounter on a group walk. You will learn about the role of a first aider, and cover key skills such as how to assess and treat an unresponsive casualty, and how to perform CPR. Topics include: bone, muscle and joint injuries, angina, heart attacks, and emergencies resulting from the extremes of heat and cold. It is a practical course, with time to practice your new skills and ask questions.
Search the map for a training close to you. You can click on the pins for more details, and follow the links through to our event booking pages to book your place.
The training is free for Ramblers volunteers, thanks to support from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. You can also claim back travel expenses to attend the training, by completing this travel expense claim form.
Please add your name to the waiting list on the individual booking page! If a place becomes available, we'll be in touch. We will also plan more training in areas with high demand, from October onwards.
The training is open to all Ramblers volunteers, and you are very welcome to attend training in a neighbouring area. If you would like to host a first aid training in your area from October onwards, please get in touch with the delivery team.