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DofE First Aid Outdoors | Four elements

For Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award expedition leaders, School Field trip leaders & anyone adventuring in remote, alpine or wilderness areas.

Join our 16-hour outdoor first aid course, ideal for:

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award leaders
  • School trip leaders
  • Teachers
  • Outdoor enthusiasts

Gain a recognised certification, delivered in English by Alpines Rettungswesen e.V.

The course is based in Lenggries in the Bavarian Pre-Alps, with a mix of indoor theory and outdoor activity for the practical development of skills involving complex incident scenarios.

Practice makes perfect - be prepared for emergencies in remote, alpine or wilderness areas, and provide calm, purposeful, and effective first aid when it matters most.

This is a hands-on, practical and fun course - with lots of action, scenario training and practice!

Course Content
  • Vital signs
  • Incident management - a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents
  • Airway Management - causes and treatment of unconscious collapse. Recovery Position and other Safe Airway Positions
  • Breathing Problems - cardiac arrest CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), heart attack, angina, choking
  • Circulation Problems - Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock, bandaging issues
  • Damage - treatment of injury: chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques
  • Head and spinal injuries and helmet removal techniques and spinal management
  • Environmental Considerations - hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries
  • Common Illnesses - asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Animal bites and stings
  • Awareness of current regulations
  • Triage
  • Outdoor incident scenarios

Rooms: 2-3 bed rooms with shared/ ensuite shower/WC
Full board: Breakfast & buffet dinner - please let us know any dietary requirements in advance. Packed lunch included Sunday. Please bring packed lunch Saturday. Snacks available for purchase.

We will be inside and outside in the area local to the hostel. Walking will be on easy trails. Some incident scenarios may take place off the track, so sturdy footwear (hiking boots with ankle support) and comfortable clothes for moving around in outdoors and in all weathers are a must.

  • 2 day - 16 hour course in Outdoor First Aid including English & German speaking trainer from the Alpines Rettungswesen e.V. (Alpine Rescue)
  • Seminar room, training materials, resources, 1st aid booklet, tick removal card
  • Recognised certification
  • Accommodation - board, dinner, breakfast, packed lunch Sunday - shared rooms (2-3 bed- single sex)
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Lunch Saturday
  • Personal insurance (travel insurance and personal accident insurance)
  • Additional night accommodation (Friday 8th - available for booking from €70/pp)

The village of Lenggries lies in the in the Isarwinkel, in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. It is well-known for its winter ski area on the Brauneck mountain, the river Isar which flows alongside it and the many surrounding hiking trails. It is a perfect base for all manner of outdoor activities throughout the year.

Dates, price & booking

Date: 09.- 10.11.2024 Thurs- Sat
Price: Single booking €350,00 / person
Earlybird price: €325,00*
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Price: School multiple bookings (4+) €325,00/ person
Earlybird price: €300,00*
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*Valid on bookings before 01.07.2024

Registration deadline 09.09.2024
Event length

2 Days


Min. 10 max. 14 participants



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