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Activity First Aid Level 2


The purpose of the Activity First Aid Level 2 qualification, is to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding of first aid to provide appropriate care and manage life-threatening conditions, illness and injuries sustained in an active environment. This is achieved through the understanding of the general duties, responsibilities and treatment principles of first aid.

This course is taught over two days with a minimum contact time of 12 hours as a class course or blended.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

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  • Outdoor adventure centres
  • Watersports 

This course comes with 12.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
  • Identify the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
  • Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • Describe how to complete an incident report form
  • Identify the first aid equipment available and describe how it can be used safely
  • Know how to assess an incident
  • Describe how to conduct a scene survey
  • Describe how to make a primary survey of a casualty
  • Identify when and how to call for help
  • Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Demonstrate how to assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
  • Demonstrate how to open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
  • Demonstrate how to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position that maintains an open airway and explain why it is important
  • Describe how to treat a casualty who is in seizure
  • Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Demonstrate how to administer effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin
  • Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Describe how to identify a casualty with a partially and completely blocked airway obstruction
  • Demonstrate how to treat a casualty who is choking
  • Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • Demonstrate how to control severe external bleeding
  • Manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Describe signs and symptoms of shock
  • Demonstrate how to manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • Describe how to manage a casualty with: Small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds, and small splinters
  • Conduct a secondary survey
  • Explain the importance of consent
  • Demonstrate a secondary survey including gathering Patient History and a physical assessment
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
  • Describe how to recognise and manage common types of; - Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and Strains
  • Administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head, neck and back injuries.
  • Describe how to recognise and manage suspected; Concussion, Skull Fracture and Cerebral compression
  • Demonstrate how to manage a suspected spinal injury.
  • Administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest and abdominal injuries.
  • Describe how to recognise and manage a chest injury.
  • Describe how to recognise and manage an abdominal injury
  • Administer First Aid to a casualty with thermal injuries
  • Describe how to manage a burn and scold injury.
  • Describe how to manage an incident involving electricity.
  • Administer First Aid to a casualty with eye injuries.
  • Describe how to recognise and manage eye injuries.
  • Administer First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
  • Describe how poisons enter the body.
  • Describe how to recognise and treat a casualty affected by common poisonous substances, including plants.
  • Identify sources of information that provide procedures for treating those affected by poisonous substances.
  • Administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylactic shock.
  • Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis.
  • Recognise and manage a casualty suffering from anaphylactic shock.
  • Know how to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.
  • Describe how to recognise and manage the signs and symptoms of major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Diabetes and Asthma
  • Know how to provide First Aid to casualty who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
  • Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme cold occurring by participating in activities.
  • Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme heat occurring by participating in activities.
  • Learning Outcomes - Course in two parts: part one "Emergency First Aid Skills" and part two "Management of Illness and Injury in Activities'


    1     Understand the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
    1.1   Identify the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
    1.2   Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
    1.3   Describe how to complete an incident report form
    1.4   Identify the first aid equipment available and describe how it can be used safely
    2      Know how to assess an incident
    2.1   Describe how to conduct a scene survey
    2.2   Describe how to make a primary survey of a casualty
    2.3   Identify when and how to call for help
    3      Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
    3.1   Demonstrate how to assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
    3.2   Demonstrate how to open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
    3.3   Demonstrate how to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position that maintains an open airway and explain why it is important
    3.4   Describe how to treat a casualty who is in seizure
    4      Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
    4.1   Demonstrate how to administer effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin
    5      Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
    5.1   Describe how to identify a casualty with a partially and completely blocked airway obstruction
    5.2   Demonstrate how to treat a casualty who is choking
    6      Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
    6.1   Demonstrate how to control severe external bleeding
    7      Manage a casualty who is in shock
    7.1   Describe signs and symptoms of shock
    7.2   Demonstrate how to manage a casualty who is in shock
    8      Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury
    8.1   Describe how to manage a casualty with Small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds, and small splinters

    Part two

    1      Conduct a secondary survey
    1.1   Explain the importance of consent
    1.2   Demonstrate a secondary survey including gathering Patient History and a physical assessment
    2      Administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
    2.1   Describe how to recognise and manage common types of; - Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and Strains
    3      Administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head, neck and back injuries.
    3.1   Describe how to recognise and manage suspected;  Concussion, Skull Fracture and Cerebral compression
    3.2   Demonstrate how to manage a suspected spinal injury.  
    4      Administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest and abdominal injuries.
    4.1   Describe how to recognise and manage a chest injury.
    4.2   Describe how to recognise and manage an abdominal injury.
    5      Administer First Aid to a casualty with thermal injuries
    5.1   Describe how to manage a burn and scold injury.
    5.2   Describe how to manage an incident involving electricity.
    6      Administer First Aid to a casualty with eye injuries.
    6.1   Describe how to recognise and manage eye injuries.
    7      Administer First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
    7.1   Describe how poisons enter the body.
    7.2   Describe how to recognise and treat a casualty affected by common poisonous substances, including plants.
    7.3   Identify sources of information that provide procedures for treating those affected by poisonous substances.
    8      Administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylactic shock.
    8.1   Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis.
    8.2   Recognise and manage a casualty suffering from anaphylactic shock.
    9      Know how to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.
    9.1   Describe how to recognise and manage the signs and symptoms of major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Diabetes and Asthma
    10    Know how to provide First Aid to casualty who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
    10.1 Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme cold occurring by participating in activities.
    10.2 Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme heat occurring by participating in activities.