First Aid

FRA Outdoor First Aid Course

The FRA are keen to promote greater safety in our races and for fell runners in general, and runs the FRA Outdoor First Aid Course.  It is aimed primarily at fell runners who are race organisers, coaches, marshals or FRA members with some responsibilities for fell runners and their well-being.


Courses planned for 2024 so far:

Please Note, we now have a direct on line booking form for all venues.

The fee for the FRA First Aid Course is £100 for FRA members, and £140 for non-members (with discount for early booking).  This is a subsidised rate, which does not include food or accommodation.  We try to provide an area locally where camping or parking a campervan is possible, and where we have use of a kitchen.


This is a 2 day ITC outdoor first aid course offering remote first aid training ideal for outdoor leaders and outdoor enthusiasts.  It takes you through the skills essential for rescue and emergency care in the wilderness. This is the same course you would need if you were an outdoor professional like Mountain Leaders, SPA, WGL, BCU, BASI ski instructor or Mountain Bike Leader.

Outdoor First Aid 16 hours (2 days) programme

·         Safe best practice
·         A systematic approach to incident management in the outdoors
·         Unconsciousness, causes and treatment
·         External bleeding, internal bleeding and shock
·         Resuscitation procedures including CPR, AED use and choking
·         Awareness of current regulations
·         Injury management outdoors
·         Illness recognition and management
·         Managing thermal (heat, cold) problems
·         Incident management scenarios
·         Course fee includes first aid manual and accredited first aid certificate valid for three years.


The course focuses on interactive hands-on practical training indoors and out.  Around 40% of the course is outside regardless of the weather. We use fields and some steep ground. You will need warm and waterproof kit to change into, hat and gloves, and boots are good idea too. Think FRA minimum kit and then imagine you are stood around for a while!

Any questions please contact:

 - Ian Winterburn