Duration: 2 Days

This 2-day level 2 intermediate course is designed for group leaders working in remote areas. This course is recognised by all outdoor governing bodies e.g. MLTB, BCU, IRATA, RYA etc. as well as exceeding the recommendations for the HSE recognised Emergency First Aid at Work course. This course is underwritten by ABC Awards.


  • Course introduction & Administration
  • Aims & Responsibilities of the First Responder
  • Priorities of Treatment
  • Primary & Secondary Assessment
  • Adult Resuscitation
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Scenario
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Basic Remote Fractures
  • Expedition Hygiene
  • Scenario
  • Wilderness Burns
  • Extremes of Temperature


  • Intermediate Remote Fractures
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Altitude Medicine
  • Evacuation Techniques
  • Bites & Stings
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Common Disorders
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At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).


The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Medical lifesigns has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.  The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level [xxx] against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 


The course itself has been designed by Medical Lifesigns to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards’ endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.


ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government.  It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.   As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.