First Aid Training

We offer courses for  people for work, parents and anyone who wants to learn the simple skills needed to help in a first aid emergency.

  • First Aid for Baby and Child. A four-hour course for parents, grandparents and family members.
  • First Aid for Adults. A four-hour course for anyone who wants to help other people in first aid emergencies.

Barn Owl First Aid Training courses for work (Qualsafe Qualification Courses) include:

  • Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work. This one-day course is usually the minimum requirement in any workplace where a first aider is needed. This course is ideal for people working in low-hazard environments, such as a shop or office.
  • Level 3 First Aid at Work. This three-day course is for people who may need to provide first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work. It includes training on specific injuries and illnesses that may have been identified in your first aid needs assessment.
  • Level 3 First Aid at Work Requalification. This course is for anyone who wants to requalify and update the skills they previously learned on a first aid at work course.
  • First Aid Annual Skills Update. Our annual skills update course is perfect for people who want to refresh and update their first aid at work skills. The Health and Safety Executive recommends that workplace first aiders complete an update of their first aid skills once a year.
  • First Aid for Appointed Persons. This course is for workplaces that do not require a first aider but want an appointed person to have simple first aid skills.
  • Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (Complies with Ofsted & EYFS). This two-day course is for people who look after babies and children in any setting, including nannies, childminders, nursery workers and au pairs. It is recommended for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meets the requirements for childcare registration.
  • Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid. This one-day course is for newly qualified level two and three childcare staff who are beginning a career in an Early Years setting.

To comply with your legal duties under the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, you need to choose appropriate and adequate training, to meet your needs and to choose your first aid provider with due diligence.  Barn Owl Outdoor meets and exceeds the HSE’s requirements. You can read the HSE’s guidance on selecting a first aid provider by clicking here.

A range of different courses are available from beginner through to advanced level for all participants. We have also developed more specialised courses to meet the demands of our clients.

CPR & AED Training
Gold DofE Assessment at Ben Nevis

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Barn Owl Outdoor has had over 10 years experience of delivering a structured expedition programme, ensuring a tailored adventurous journey to meet the needs of the participants, all carried out in appropriate areas of the UK.

Barn Owl Outdoor will orchestrate, organise, facilitate and assess the expedition phase of your D of E programme. We will assist the participants to progress through bronze, silver and gold awards, or one of these awards as a direct entry.

We firmly believe in a working partnership with schools and organisations, offering as much, or as little involvement as you require, to enable the expedition phase to operate, successfully and safely. Barn Owl Outdoor are committed to safety, and we are working to become an approved accredited provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We are also proud to be working towards being licensed by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).

All Open Awards start in September 2018.

Expedition Dates 2019:

Bronze Training – 10/11th November 2018 & 9/10th March 2019
Bronze Practice: North York Moors – 6/7th April 2019
Bronze Assessment: North York Moors – 22/23rd June 2019

Silver Training – 10/11th November 2018 & 9/10th March 2019
Silver Practice: North York Moors – 13th to 15th April 2019
Silver Assessment: Teesdale – 31st May to 2nd June 2019

Gold Training – 29/30th September, 10/11th November 2018 & 9/10th March 2019
Gold Practice: Yorkshire Dales – 16th to 19th April 2019
Gold Assessment: Lake District – 29th July to 2nd August 2019

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Barn Owl Outdoor has had over 10 years experience of delivering a structured expedition programme, ensuring a tailored adventurous journey to meet the needs of the participants, all carried out in appropriate areas of the UK.

Barn Owl Outdoor will orchestrate, organise, facilitate and assess the expedition phase of your D of E programme. We will assist the participants to progress through bronze, silver and gold awards, or one of these awards as a direct entry.

We firmly believe in a working partnership with schools and organisations, offering as much, or as little involvement as you require, to enable the expedition phase to operate, successfully and safely. Barn Owl Outdoor are committed to safety, and we are working to become an approved accredited provider (AAP) for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We are also proud to be working towards being licensed by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).

All Open Awards start in September 2018.

Expedition Dates 2019:

Bronze Training – 10/11th November 2018 & 9/10th March 2019
Bronze Practice: North York Moors – 6/7th April 2019
Bronze Assessment: North York Moors – 22/23rd June 2019

Silver Training – 10/11th November 2018 & 9/10th March 2019
Silver Practice: North York Moors – 13th to 15th April 2019
Silver Assessment: Teesdale – 31st May to 2nd June 2019

Gold Training – 29/30th September, 10/11th November 2018 & 9/10th March 2019
Gold Practice: Yorkshire Dales – 16th to 19th April 2019
Gold Assessment: Lake District – 29th July to 2nd August 2019

Gold DofE Assessment at Ben Nevis

Outdoor Curriculum Links

Here at Barn Owl Outdoor we offer a range of curriculum based outdoor learning sessions and days, bringing topics and learning to life with immersive practical sessions to help pupils contextualise their learning. Whatever your class topic or focus get in touch for ideas on how we can support you in delivering a high impact learning experience. We are available to visit schools in and around North Yorkshire/Cleveland.

History; Covering topics from all eras of history from the Stone Age to the Romans right through to the Space Race, we have activities to inspire and excite your pupils, helping them to gain a deeper understanding of the social, cultural and technological aspects of the time.

Literacy; Medusa, Robin Hood, Icarus, Wizards and Fairies…myths and legends from any time and any place are brought to life through enjoyable hands on activities.

Art and Design; Be it investigating art from cultures around the world, mixing our own natural dyes or creating huge outdoor sculptures we can offer a huge variety of art based sessions to complement your classroom learning and engage pupils in exciting, hands on creative endeavours.

Other curriculum activities include:

EYFS and Key Stage 1:

Owl Babies: habitat discovery, sensory activities, survival, story book.

Plants and animals: explore plant structure, food chains, mini beast hunt or pond dipping.

Habitat explorers: mini beast hunt, active games, pond dipping.

It’s our world too: mask making, role play, animal investigation.

Dinosaur discovery: studying and making fossils, rocks, survival.

Key Stage 2:

Rocks and soils: the story of North Yorkshires soils and rocks, uses and properties.

Plant discovery: explore structure and lifecycles, pollination, growth.

Living things and their habitats: pond dipping, ID keys, food chains (Y4), life cycles (Y5), adaptation (Y6).

River Leven detectives: river dipping, water cycle, identification.

Nature’s artists: natural art, presentations, animal discovery, active games.

Water filtration challenge: water cycle, experimental design, water saving concepts.

We can also provide Forest School activities.

Students learning hand drill technique

Bushcraft Experiences

We offer residential school trips with a difference, taking students into the wild and giving them real back-to-nature experiences they will never forget. 

We pay meticulous attention to the details, making sure our pastoral care is second to none, our activities are both exciting and educational, and the whole experience of working with Barn Owl Outdoor, from the booking process to the day you leave, is easy and enjoyable. 

Our Adventures are available for students aged 7 to 18, at a number of woodland sites across the UK. 

With Barn Owl Outdoor, students become immersed in the natural world and leave with a real appreciation for and understanding of it. 

Whether they are cooking river trout over an open fire, building shelters to sleep in, or learning how to navigate through dense woodland, our outdoor adventures are as real as you can get.

Bushcraft Experiences

We offer residential school trips with a difference, taking students into the wild and giving them real back-to-nature experiences they will never forget. 

We pay meticulous attention to the details, making sure our pastoral care is second to none, our activities are both exciting and educational, and the whole experience of working with Barn Owl Outdoor, from the booking process to the day you leave, is easy and enjoyable. 

Our Adventures are available for students aged 7 to 18, at a number of woodland sites across the UK. 

With Barn Owl Outdoor, students become immersed in the natural world and leave with a real appreciation for and understanding of it. 

Whether they are cooking river trout over an open fire, building shelters to sleep in, or learning how to navigate through dense woodland, our outdoor adventures are as real as you can get.

Students learning hand drill technique
Navigation exercise deep in the North York Moors

National Navigation Award Scheme

Bronze Award
* Navigate using a variety of maps and scales.
* Use 4 and 6 figure grid references with worded descriptions to define the position of a map feature and to locate a feature on the ground.
* Orientate the map using handrails, obvious point features and major landforms.
* Use linear features (e.g. paths, tracks, clear boundaries) as handrails in simple navigation exercises.
* Relate prominent landforms such as large hills and valleys to corresponding contour information on the map.
* Orientate the map by aligning a compass needle against grid north and be aware that magnetic variation causes an inaccuracy.
* Use an orientated map to confirm direction of travel.
* Use clearly identifiable features to confirm position along the route and to recognise when the target has been overshot.
* Measure horizontal distance on the map and estimate distance on the ground using timing, pacing and simple visual judgements e.g.100m.
* Plan and implement simple routes and navigation strategies based on the above skills.
* Recognise a navigation error within a few minutes and apply simple relocation techniques using handrails and prominent features.
* Demonstrate an awareness of local and national access issues, access legislation, personal responsibilities and the Countryside Code.
* Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of walking equipment, safety equipment and emergency procedures.

Silver Award
* Utilise the skills and techniques of the Bronze Award in the context of Silver Award navigation strategies.
* Relate small hills, small valleys, prominent re-entrants and prominent spurs to their corresponding map contours. Use prominent hills, ridges, spurs and valleys as a means of navigation in good visibility.
* Use landforms and point features to orientate the map and as collecting and catching features.
* Use a compass to: Accurately follow a bearing; aim off; check the direction of handrails and other linear features.
* Deviate briefly from a compass bearing to avoid obstacles or difficult terrain and accurately regain the original line.
* Use back bearings to check route following accuracy.
* Measure distance on the ground in varied, open terrain using timing and pacing and make practical allowances for any discrepancies.
* Simplify legs using coarse navigation, attack points and fine navigation.
* Recognise dangerous or difficult terrain on map and ground.
* Plan and implement navigational strategies based on the above skills.
* Maintain route finding accuracy in poor visibility or darkness.
* Recognise a navigation error within a few minutes and apply appropriate relocation techniques.
* Understand how personal fitness and nature of terrain affect route choice both at the planning stage and on the ground.
* Understand the potential consequences of fatigue and physical discomfort in demanding terrain and/or extreme weather conditions.
* Select appropriate clothing, equipment and first aid items for walking in open country in all weather conditions.
* Demonstrate an understanding of the Countryside Code, current access legislation and the environmental impact of walkers on the countryside.
* Understand the responsibilities of walkers towards other countryside interests such as farming, forestry and conservation.

Gold Award
* Utilise the skills and techniques of the Bronze and Silver Awards in the context of Gold National Navigation Award navigation strategies.
* Utilise contours and fine detail as the prime method of navigation.
* Accurately: Follow a route, judge distance, check progress against time, use relevant compass skills and maintain continuous map contact.
* Use back bearings and transits to confirm current position.
* Use aspect of slope as an aid to relocation.
* Select appropriate techniques within an overall navigation strategy.
* Navigate in intricate terrain in reduced visibility i.e. mist or darkness.
* Select an appropriate, safe route in relation to height gain and loss, dangerous terrain and other major hazards.
* Assess the route ahead in the field in relation to prevailing conditions or changing circumstances (e.g. weather, time, daylight, ability/fitness) and re-plan the route appropriately if necessary.
* Shorten a route, use an escape route and know emergency procedures.
* Recognise the occurrence of a navigational error within a few minutes and apply appropriate relocation techniques.
* Select appropriate clothing, equipment and first aid for walking in remote areas in all weather conditions.
* Understand the physical demands created by hill and moorland terrain in all weather conditions.
* Understand the effects of cold, heat, fatigue and discomfort on decision making and execution of a selected route.

Book a Course

Book by email or phone…
Simply call on 07375660593, or email info@barnowloutdoor.com to discuss your requirements then book – secure transactions can be made after this first contact.
You will be sent an email within 24 hours to discuss your requirements. This email will contain full joining instructions and payment details.
Online Bookings
Currently unavailable – sorry for the in convenience.
Payment
Details for bank transfers will be given upon booking – secure PayPal bookings can be made also.
In most cases full payment will be requested upon booking. There may be an option to spread the cost, this should be discussed upon booking.
For large events, we understand that getting the money together from multiple participants may take time – and we can accommodate this.
All prices listed on this website are the final prices you will pay.
Cancellation
We have never cancelled a course since we began trading – if we ever do, a full refund will be given and a 10% discount for a future course will be offered.
Courses will not be cancelled by us for bad weather – where possible more sheltered locations will be found for activities in bad weather.
Fees are not refundable if the client cancels their booking or fail to show up on the day of the booking.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – RISK STATEMENT – PLEASE READ:
Any fees paid for courses and events are not refundable unless in the highly unlikely event that we cancel. The only reason we will ever cancel is last minute staff illness.
While every effort is made by Barn Owl Outdoor to ensure safety, all customers should be aware that there is an inherent risk of danger in all outdoor activities.
Barn Owl instructors and guides are fully qualified and experienced in the delivery of their activities, Barn Owl are insured for public and employers liability, risk assessments are kept up to date and equipment is monitored and replaced regularly.
Customers must acknowledge that there are a small minority of danger factors which are out of the control of this company.
By booking, you accept that you have read this statement.

Book a Course

Book by email or phone…
Simply call on 07375660593, or email info@barnowloutdoor.com to discuss your requirements then book – secure transactions can be made after this first contact. You will be sent an email within 24 hours to discuss your requirements. This email will contain full joining instructions and payment details.
Online Bookings
Currently unavailable – sorry for the in convenience.
Payment
Details for bank transfers will be given upon booking – secure PayPal bookings can be made also.
In most cases full payment will be requested upon booking. There may be an option to spread the cost, this should be discussed upon booking. For large events, we understand that getting the money together from multiple participants may take time – and we can accommodate this.
All prices listed on this website are the final prices you will pay.
Cancellation
We have never cancelled a course since we began trading – if we ever do, a full refund will be given and a 10% discount for a future course will be offered. Courses will not be cancelled by us for bad weather – where possible more sheltered locations will be found for activities in bad weather. Fees are not refundable if the client cancels their booking or fail to show up on the day of the booking.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – RISK STATEMENT – PLEASE READ:
Any fees paid for courses and events are not refundable unless in the highly unlikely event that we cancel. The only reason we will ever cancel is last minute staff illness.
While every effort is made by Barn Owl Outdoor to ensure safety, all customers should be aware that there is an inherent risk of danger in all outdoor activities. Barn Owl instructors and guides are fully qualified and experienced in the delivery of their activities, Barn Owl are insured for public and employers liability, risk assessments are kept up to date and equipment is monitored and replaced regularly. Customers must acknowledge that there are a small minority of danger factors which are out of the control of this company. By booking, you accept that you have read this statement.

Our Instructors

Our Instructors are obsessed with outdoor activities. Our Instructors are highly qualified First Aid Trainers, Bushcraft Practitioners, Watersport Coaches, Mountain Bike Coaches, Mountain Leaders or Mountaineering instructors who have been kayaking, biking, walking, climbing and mountaineering with passion for their whole lives. They are drawn from all over the forest, woodland, hill and mountain areas of the UK and have an intimate knowledge of the UK’s wild and beautiful places.

Our instructors have worked with the full range of clients, from young kids who are being introduced to the outdoors for the first time, to running progressive and advanced technical mountaineering courses to adults.

Our instructors are selected for their positive attitude to life and their love of sharing their experience with others. Our instructors are personable, friendly and fun – and when the chips are down, they are the ones eating the chips! Our instructors are sensitive to people’s needs and understand that they may be working with people who are well out of their comfort zone. 

Our instructors will never put pressure on a client – only encouragement.

Our instructors are the best in the business who hold all associated industry qualifications/NGBs and are First Aid Trained/DBS Cleared.

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