Remote Emergency Care
Courses

The REC scheme was established in the 1980's to provide practical, innovative and progressive medical training. The scheme was the concept of Dr Bob Phillips an Accident and Emergency care doctor and keen mountaineer. He fostered a group of trainers who were empowered to provide training under the scheme's blueprints. The unique structure enables trainers to adapt the courses to the environment, activity and capabilities of the students. This made the courses interactive, applied and effective.

Over the past two decades the scheme has become well recognised in the outdoor industry as one of the best and most relevant First Aid training organisations.

The modular structure and careful design of the scheme benefits the inexperienced outdoor enthusiast or the qualified medic embarking on a long expedition.

Six levels exist within the scheme, these are listed below, please click below on the course name for more details.

Level 1 - Basic First Aid

The 1-day introduction to First Aid covers the basics of patient assessment and emergency procedures. No previous experience is required. more...

Level 2 - Emergency First Aid

A 2-day introduction to First Aid with applications in the workplace / outdoors. Recognised by most National Governing Bodies of Sports (e.g. MLTE, MLTW, BCU & RYA). The course includes environmental considerations, common illnesses and basic treatments. No previous experience is required. more...

Level 3 - HSE First Aid at Work

This 4-day introduction to First Aid is certified in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive "First Aid at Work" course. No previous experience is required. The course includes the Level 1 and Level 2 syllabus and includes: triage, first aider at work responsibilities and casualty movement. more...

Level 4 - Advanced First Aid

The 2-day course focuses on shock management, longer-term care and use of additional equipment. The course considers trauma injuries and environmental factors in detail. Candidates must have completed the Level 2 course and have a good understanding of First Aid. more...

Level 5 - Expedition First Aid

This 2 day module looks at remote care and long-term evacuations. The course includes using on-line doctors to support diagnosis, expedition medical kits and basic medical evacuation planning. This is the entry level for Doctors and Nurses. Lay candidates must have completed the Level 4 course. more...

Level 6 - Train the Trainer

The focus here is on developing training skills to enable candidates to become REC trainers. The 4-day induction into the REC training scheme is followed by a 12 month observation and quality assurance period. Experience of the REC scheme is required and attendance does not guarantee trainer status. more...