Forestry First Aid

This one-day emergency outdoor first aid qualification will provide learners with the skills and knowledge to respond to a range of emergency outdoor situations in a prompt, safe and effective way, particularly where professional medical help is not immediately available.

RQF Level 3 Award

Qualification title: FAA Level 3 Award in Forestry First Aid (RQF) 

Code: 603/3404/6

Unit title: Forestry First Aid

Unit code: T/617/1390

forestry first aid course


A minimum of 2 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities. This qualification can also be combined with the 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work or 3-day First Aid at Work course, providing the minimum contact hours and assessment criteria has been achieved.


A range of subjects covered are:

  • Emergency planning and remote medical assistance
  • Catastrophic Bleeding Control
  • Crush injuries
  • Effects of extreme cold
  • Lyme disease


The practical and theoretical assessment is ongoing throughout the duration of the course and a three year qualification can be offered to all, subject to assessment.


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course.

Age limit

Students must be a minimum of 14 years of age to attend this course.