Rescue Emergency Care First Aid Course

Have fun and develop your safety and rescue skills at the same time...

If you are an outdoor instructor and or enjoy outdoor adventurous activities such as canoeing, climbing, hiking etc then our Wilderness First Aid Course is a must, our 16 hour (2 day) Rescue Emergency Care First Aid Course held here in the Wye Valley is tailored towards outdoor sports / adventures and will teach you valuable skills that could save lives. Our instructors are extremely experienced delivering a variety of First Aid Courses in a range of environments and based in Symonds Yat Gorge in the beautiful Forest of Dean we are perfectly situated to deliver awesome scenario based first aid courses to outdoor amateur adventurers and professionals alike. This course requires no previous experience of first aid and the certification is valid for 3 years from the date of the course.  If you need local accommodation during the course please feel free to take a look at the places we recommend here

Please book online but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us on 01600 890027.

Our course is authorised by Rescue Emergency Care:

Rescue Emergency Care (REC) is a well known and respected first aid training organisation founded in the mid 1980's by Dr Robert Phillips while working in remote healthcare and adventure rescue services. REC was set up to provide a comprehensive and flexible training programme that extends the competency of the participants. This unique style of first aid training has been delivered by REC trainers throughout the UK and Europe for over 20 years.

Covid-19 information:

We have run these courses very successfully throughout the COVID restrictions as we have the ability to run either indoors at our centre or outside in the forest.


REC believes that access to first aid and trainer training should be inclusive and ensures that individuals from all walks of life can take the opportunity to train or be trained in first aid. REC specialises in training the trainer so that organisations can fulfil their own training needs. The courses are practical and innovative which brings a fresh dimension to learning first aid.

Mission Statement:

Rescue Emergency Care strives to provide candidates with a unique learning experience that is completely relevant to their needs, with specific environmental and work place considerations.


Our courses have been the popular choice of the Sports Governing Bodies including the British Canoe Union, British Association of Snow sport Instructors, Mountain Leader Training award, Royal Yachting Association, ASSI, British Orienteering Federation and by most outdoor activity governing bodies for many years.

REC is also approved by the Health & Safety Executive both in the UK and Northern Ireland, allowing us to deliver the 4-day First Aid at Work course and the 2-day First Aid at Work Refresher course.

A range of different courses are available from beginner through to advanced level for all participants. We have also developed more specialised courses to meet the demands of our clients.

The REC First Aid course covers the following:

  • Vital Signs
  • Emergency Action
  • Airway Management
  • Unconsciousness
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Bleeding
  • Breathing
  • Rescue Breathing & CPR
  • Shock
  • Fractures & Dislocations
  • Spinal Injury
  • Casualty Handling
  • Common Illness
  • Problems from Excessive Heat & Cold
  • Only £100 per person for a 2 day First Aid Course! (plus £5 for your certificate and patch)

Course Information Facts:

  • Minimum Age – 16 years old
  • Fitness Level – Easy/Moderate
  • Start times – 9am each day
  • Finish times - 5pm each day
  • Meeting place - Wye Adventures Ltd, Martins Grove Business Park, HR96BJ (parking next door at "River Wye Camping" pay and display)

Cost: £100.00 pp

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