The Aquatic First Aid course meets the requirements of national governing bodies such as the BCU and RYA for their coaching qualifications. It is an 8 hour course to meet NGB requirements, but on occasion if required ASAP it may be possible to attend a 6 hour workplace course and continue for another 2 hours at the end of the course to complete the additional content of the Aquatic Course outlined below. Please contact us for details.

Course outline:

  • Introduction and basic legislation
  • Principles of first aid
  • Vital signs
  • Incident procedure
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty
  • Insulation and shelter, evacuation issues
  • Bleeding and shock, including scenarios
  • Basic life support Heart attack
  • Chain of survival
  • Basic Life Support Non Heart Attack (child/drowning)
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Choking
  • Hypothermia/ Hyperthermia
  • First Aid water module – issues based
  • Common medical problems
  • Conscious casualty positioning
  • Manual handling considerations in first aid provision throughout

Pre-requisites:

Candidates need to be fit enough to cope with the practical demands of the course i.e. to be able to kneel, roll over a casualty and perform simulated CPR on a manikin. A willingness to participate in all practical aspects of the course is essential, as although there is no formal examination, this course is continually assessed by the trainer.