Mountain Water and Solution Aid REC Outdoor – 16 hours [2 Days]

The Rescue and Emergency Care (REC) 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course has been specifically designed for anyone who spends a great deal of time playing or working in the outdoors, whether this be a full-time profession or as a hobby.

No matter how much we prepare, things can and do still go wrong. Attending one of our outdoor first aid courses will give you the knowledge and skills to be able to provide that little piece of help that could just save someone’s life.

At Solution Aid we deliver our courses in a modular way. Day one of this course follows the syllabus for the REC  eight hour outdoor first aid syllabus. Day two of this course covers practical interactive scenarios and helps participants to develop incident management skills. This course can be tailored to urban or rural environments dependant on the requirements of the course cohort. 

The course is designed to meet and cover the needs of most of the National Governing Bodies for their coaching, instructor and leadership awards (E.g. Mountain Training, National Caving Association, British Canoeing, Royal Yachting Association, British Orienteering Federation etc)


This course is normally run over a two-day period covering sixteen hours of pupil to course tutor contact.


Assessment for this course is continuous over the two days, so therefore attendance over the full sixteen hours is mandatory. 


A range of subjects are covered including;

  • First Aid Principles
  • Vital Signs
  • Accident Procedure – DR(C)ABCDE
  • Safe Airway Position
  • Bleeding/Shock
  • Dealing with incidents
  • Resuscitation Theory
  • Resuscitation (CPR) for Heart Attack and Non-Heart Attack
  • AED Use
  • Choking
  • Limb Injuries (Damage)
  • Head & Neck Injuries
  • Chest & Stomach Injuries
  • Common Medical Emergencies
  • Hypothermia/Hyperthermia
  • Two Person Rescues
  • Triage
  • Outdoor Emergency Equipment
  • First Aid Kit Contents

This course can be dual certificated if required, meaning that the candidate can come away with a REC 16 hour Outdoor First Aid certificate as well as an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate.


This course is non-residential.

Current First Aid Level / Standard

This course is suitable for those with no first aid experience as well as the experienced.

Meeting Place

Normally run somewhere within the Liverpool area or bespoke courses can be run at your venue if suitable.

If you want to participate in one of our REC sixteen hour outdoor first aid courses and your dates don’t fit ours, please contact us for alternatives as we can accommodate other dates which suit your requirement.

This course can also be booked as a group booking. Group bookings are one way to save on the above price.

Course Dates

REC OUTDOOR 16 HOURS [2 DAYS]Course/ActivityLocationPriceBook Now
Sat 8th & Sun 9th April 2022REC Outdoor First Aid 16 hours [2 Days]Liverpool£140MWE-CTA-ENQUIRE
Sat 8th & Sun 9th October 2022REC Outdoor First Aid 16 hours [2 Days]Liverpool£140MWE-CTA-ENQUIRE
Sat 3rd & Sun 4th December 2022REC Outdoor First Aid 16 hours [2 Days]Liverpool£140MWE-CTA-ENQUIRE

What we include

The price of the course includes; 

  • Coaching and instruction from highly experienced and helpful staff
  • A single point of contact at Solution Aid to provide you with consistent support throughout your experience.
  • Pre course information joining instructions
  • All course materials
  • One manikin & AED Trainer between 2 course members 
  • Handouts & course booklet
  • Certification
  • Post course telephone advice (if needed) support

What we do not include

  • Lunch


Alan Pinnington

If you have any questions or require further information on our REC 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course, please contact us at

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