D of E Award Expedition First Aid

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This qualification, and the learning outcomes covered thereby, is based on the recommendations of the Resuscitation Council (UK), the Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications and Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Training Framework.

The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider.

Intended audience

The qualification is designed for people completing a Duke of Edinburgh Award, who may have to provide First Aid when dealing with an emergency situation, whilst undertaking activities, such as hiking, water sports etc.

Structure of the qualification

This qualification is comprised of one mandatory unit with 6 guided learning hours*

We recommend 3 hours contact time

*Guided learning hours are provided as a guide to the estimated hours an average Learner would study to gain the unit. This does not have to be face-to-face instructional time and can include self-directed study at home, such as reading course handouts and further self study.

Learner outcomes

The Duke of Edinburgh Expedition First Aid course has one unit that Learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification.

Expedition First Aid

  • Be able to assess an incident.
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.
  • Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
  • Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding.
  • Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock.
  • Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with thermal injuries
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head, neck and back injuries


Course cost

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition First Aid course is delivered in-house for clients across the UK and globally at a time to suit you. The cost of this, inclusive of learner resources, handouts, Emergency First Aid Made Easy books and certificates*, is from just £16.00 per person

A certificate valid for 3 years is issued by Simply First Aid.

Suggestions for additional courses to compliment this training are: