First Aid Courses
OXPED CIC requires each expedition group to be supervised by an adult who holds a current first aid certificate. An 8-hour course (REC1 - Rescue and Emergency Care Level 1) is suitable for leaders of expeditions in lowland or open country areas. For wild country expeditions (i.e. WGL/ML leaders) a 16-hour course (REC2 - Rescue and Emergency Care Level 2) is necessary.
Silver and Gold Award participants should have completed a 2-hour+ first aid course prior to their venture.
Please see the Oxfordshire Open Award website for a list of suitable first aid courses being organised locally.