First aid course at cumulus outdoors

Outdoor Courses

A number of courses are delivered at the Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre throughout the year. Available courses include first aid for the outdoor sector and the popular RLSS beach lifeguard programme.

Please note, if there are no dates advertised then we are not currently running a training course.

Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre is located in a quiet location backing onto the Townsend Nature Reserve. It is situated just 10 minutes’ walk from Swanage town centre and boasts far reaching views across the bay. The Cumulus team deliver an excellent programme of courses throughout the year, with a particular focus on the outdoor education sector. We work with accredited organisations to provide qualifications in beach safety and first aid.

We are able to offer on-site accommodation for multi-day courses, which is an added bonus for participants based in the wider Dorset area. You’ll complete the courses with like-minded individuals, in an educational and supportive setting.

First aid courses

We deliver a varied programme of first aid courses and training sessions from our base in Swanage every year. Our first aid courses are mainly designed for individuals working in the outdoor education sector and cover a range of topics including moving a casualty, spinal injuries and control of bleeding. They are fully accredited by the Institute for Outdoor Learning and are valid for 3 years. We can also deliver more work based first aid courses, such as First Aid at Work.

RLSS Beach Lifeguard

The National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ) is the qualification for outdoor instructors or individuals seeking employment on the beach and around coasts. The NVBLQ not only provides the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in a beach environment, but has many core benefits to water safety across many activities, such as Coasteering.

What students say about us

  • water safety skills studland
    participant testimonial

    "Thanks for this week Jess. You are very knowledgeable and your delivery style is both supportive and engaging. I really enjoyed watching you deliver and you did an amazing job of making adjustments to keep everyone involved. Well done, a week to be proud of!

    Chris Barrett

  • cumulus outdoors first aid course
    participant testimonial

    "I did my first training course 15 years ago, so it was fantastic to be supported, informed, updated and stretched on this course. An expertly crafted course, so much material covered - thank you"!

    First aid course student