Outdoor First Aid courses in Scotland

Our mission – To train first aiders to have the knowledge and confidence to save lives in remote places.

Outdoor First Aid Limited is dedicated to providing outdoor first aid courses to Instructors, Guides and for Overseas Expeditions.

Administrative Office 27 Melvaig, Gairloch, IV21 2EA

Contact 01445 771006 / 07787 526 299

Email info@outdoor-first-aid-courses.com

Company Number SC403489
VAT Number 191 3272 14

Our Director

Cory Jones has worked in the outdoor industry for over 20 years. He first ran first aid training courses with the Red Cross in 2001. Since 2005 he has been an accredited ITC First Aid Provider delivering both HSE approved and SQA accredited outdoor first aid training.

In 2008 Cory set up First Aid Academy in the Lancashire area and won the ‘New Business of the Year 2008 Award’. The awards recognise exceptional achievements by businesses and their employees in Lancashire. In 2010 the company ran nearly 250 first aid training courses.

With a move to Scotland in 2011 Cory set up Outdoor First Aid Limited as a Scottish based training consultancy.


Cory has a host of outdoor qualifications including International Mountain Leader Award, Single Pitch Award and MBLA Trail Cycle Leader Award. He is a member of the Mountain Leader Training Association. Cory is a qualified teacher and has a master’s degree in Environmental Management.


Cory is a trained ecologist and has run bird watching tours for Field Studies Council & HF Holidays. He has worked for the RSPB as both Education Officer and Reserve Officer, and used to be Centre Manager at Malham Tarn Field Centre, a residential outdoor centre in the Yorkshire Dales.

As manager of the Lake District National Park Education Service he organised and helped deliver courses to 6,500 children a year. Cory was also involved in raising up to £4,000,000 per year to support around 100 project officers as Deputy Director of Sheffield Wildlife Trust.

Since 2001 Cory has guided across the globe for a number of UK based expedition companies including KE Adventure, Mountain Kingdoms and Wilderness Expertise.

Cory has a passion for travel in, and on, the big mountain ranges of the world. He has experience of expedition leading in Pakistan, Ladakh, Nepal, Patagonia, the Middle East and Africa. Over the winter 2009/10 Cory led a three man team which successfully crossed the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap, a place reputed to have the worst weather in the world!

Training Accreditation

Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Our courses and training meet the new HSE Due Diligence requirements for employers. For a quick checklist of our statement CLICK HERE.

ITC First Ltd (Awarding Organisation).
Accredited deliverer of Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) courses Outdoor First Aid and Emergency First Aid at Work

Accredited deliverer of OfQual courses in Paediatric First Aid and First Aid for Sport, Fitness and Leisure

HIGHFIELD (Awarding Organisation).

Accredited to deliver PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Life-long Learning Sector)

Cory is now available as a motivational speaker for your workplace or association.


See our testimonials pages.


Our team of trainers include qualified nurses, mountain rescue team members, overseas expedition leaders, youth workers, sports coaches and nursery nurses.

Cory’s previous clients

Glasgow University, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Wild Things, Mountain Kingdoms, RSPB, National Trust, Enviro Consulting, ERM Consulting, CareAware, Mountain Bike Instruction, KE Adventure Travel, Castlerigg Manor , Blencathra Field Centre, Juniper Hall Field Centre, Slapton Ley Field Centre, Castle Head Field Centre, Schools Worldwide, British Orienteering Federation, Ramblers Association, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Somerset Wildlife Trust, Exodus, Craven College, Kendal College, Shuttleworth College, Northumberland College, Friends of the Lake District, Durham Heritage Coast, Cumbria Country Council Ranger Service, Natural England, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Field Studies Council, DEFRA, NESCOT College, Leeds University, Bramlongstaffe Children’s Centre, Body Matrix Ltd, Malham Tarn Field Centre, North York Moors National Park Authority, Lake District National Park Authority.