Open Briefing provides two unique first aid training courses: a one-day essential course and a five-day advanced course. Both are designed for aid workers, human rights defenders, journalists and others working in remote or hostile environments where emergency medical support may not be immediately available. Our instructors are all former military personnel, and many are also experienced civilian paramedics.
- Essential first aid for remote and hostile environments
- Advanced first aid for remote and hostile environments
“The instructor was great, and adapted the course to our level of competence and interest. I really enjoyed the hands-on practice during the scenarios. Recommended!”
Alexandra Kennaugh, Illegal Wildlife Trade Programme Officer, Oak Foundation
Essential first aid for remote and hostile environments
Our one-day first aid course teaches students the essential skills needed to respond to trauma and medical emergencies. It goes way beyond the usual emergency first aid at work courses, and includes treating catastrophic bleeding and how to improvise basic equipment in the field, for example.
The course is ideal for students with little or no first aid training or those wishing to enhance their existing knowledge. Our instructors can deliver the course at your office and other suitable venues around the United Kingdom and Europe or at our training partner’s purpose-built simulation centre in mid-Cornwall, which is easily reachable from London.
As a guide, the fees below are for delivering the course to groups in the United Kingdom, and assume that the client will provide a suitable training venue.
|No. of students||Cost of course||Per student||Discount|
Advanced first aid for remote and hostile environments
Our five-day first aid course focuses on more-advanced emergency interventions and the longer-term management of a casualty in remote locations. It is built around an enhanced version of the highly-regarded Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3).
This demanding course is a mix of taught theory, practical demonstrations and realistic casualty scenarios in the purpose-built simulation centre and at a nearby outdoor training area. The centre features realistic mock-ups of medical and trauma emergencies, and incorporates lighting, smoke and sound to create immersive scenarios. It is easily reachable by train or car from London.
This course is ideal for humanitarians, field workers, journalists and others travelling to remote or hostile areas, where the risk of life-threatening injuries is heightened and where medical evacuation could take considerable time to arrange. It is also suitable for security advisers working with aid workers and other NGO staff, as it is one of the few awards recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).Realistic first aid training for NGOs and journalists done properlyClick To Tweet
|Essential first aid for remote and hostile environments||1||from £108 per person|
|Advanced first aid for remote and hostile environments||5||£550 per person|
|FREC 3 refresher course||3||£POA|
All prices are plus VAT and subject to change. Minimum number of six students required for the essential course and four students for the advanced course. Please read our terms and conditions before making a booking.
Open Briefing is a member of the International NGO Safety & Security Association, BOND and the Charities Security Forum. We are also a certified social enterprise.