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Welcome to
OUTDOOR VENTURES4U

OFFERING BUSHCRAFT - FIRST AID - CANOE COACHING, SAFETY & LEADERSHIP AWARDS.

All courses run by myself : British Canoeing level 4 canoe / kayak coach - First Aid trainer / assessor / IOL Bushcraft competency award assessed.

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About

OUTDOOR VENTURES 4U

I set up OUTDOORVENTURES4U after being made redundant from an Outdoor Activity Centre in 2020 after 34 years of service, so plenty of experience in a range of activities such as Canoeing, climbing, archery, team building and development etc.

OUTDOORVENTURES4U mainly offers First Aid and Bushcraft related courses to groups, individuals and parties

Also available Canoe coaching, Leadership and Safety awards offered by British Canoeing.

Please contact: Outdoorventures4U@icloud.com for further information on our courses.

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COURSES AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS, FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS, PARTIES
scouts - guides - D of E etc

OUTDOORVENTURES4U offer a range of FIRST AID courses suitable for NGB's sport and work related, all courses are recognised and certificated.
OUTDOORVENTURES4U also offer a range of BUSHCRAFT courses for groups, individuals and parties etc
Courses range from shelter building, firelighting, knives and notches etc.

Range of Courses offered.

Here’s What We Can Provide

OUTDOORVENTURES4U have the following courses available.

Various dates available or just ask when the next course is.

First Aid

Outdoor First Aid two day  - £130pp

Emergency Outdoor First aid - one day  £75

EFAW (Emergency First Aid at Work) one day -£75

FAW (First aid at work) - three day - £180

Student First aid - 3 hours - £35

Aquatic First aid level 1 - one day - £75

Aquatic First aid level 2 - two day - £125

Basic Life support - 3 hours - £35

All courses include certificate and booklet

Costings are per person.

Group rates can be negotiated.

                            

What is First Aid?

First aid is the immediate treatment of a casualty prior to more experienced help arriving and taking over.

Our courses run through scenarios and possibilities that will help you become more confident and ready to deal with first aid whatever situation you may be in.

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BUSHCRAFT COURSES

Bushcraft by canoe and simulated wilderness tripping - 4-5 hours. £75

Knives and notches 2.5 - 3 hours - £45

Firelighting - 2.5 - 3 hours - £45

Bushcraft day - 4-5 hours - £75

Costings are per person.

Group rates can be negotiated.

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What is Bushcraft ?

Bushcraft is having the knowledge to be able to use natural materials to live comfortably.

In Bushcraft there are no set ways of achieving an outcome, what works in one situation may not work in another therefore there is no set  way of doing things, meaning lots of different ways will produce the end result.

Our courses show various ways to get this end result then it is upto you to choose the best for you, whether that is setting up a tarp, lighting a fire or carving a tent peg.

 

Institute for Outdoor Learning

Bushcraft  Professional Practice Group

FAQS

Below are a selection of frequently asked questions.
If you have a question that is not listed below then please contact me and I will be happy to answer them.

Bushcraft, 1st aid related & Canoe coaching / Safety courses 

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WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This depends on the course you choose.
If it is First aid then the course will cover all aspects of first aid that you may come across in your line of work or everyday life, the course will give you the confidence to administer first aid knowing that your intervention my help to save a life.

DO I NEED MY OWN EQUIPMENT?

For First Aid and Bushcraft courses all equipment will be supplied, we do ask that you wear suitable clothing for the course and details of this will be sent on a confirmed booking.
Those booking onto either canoe courses or Bushcraft by canoe courses would need there own boats, paddles, buoyancy aids etc, however there may be an option to hire these items at an additional cost.

WHAT AGE DO I NEED TO BE?

Courses can be arranged for groups of all ages although Bushcraft courses that involve the use of sharp tools etc would require a responsible adult to accompany each child.
Further details can be discussed prior to making a booking.

WHAT IF THE COURSE IS CANCELLED?

Terms and conditions will be sent out with a booking form explaining cancellation details.

DO I NEED TO BE IN A GROUP?

This depends on the course.
First Aid courses can be booked as individuals or as a group at the stated venue or a venue of your own choice.
Bushcraft courses can be booked as individuals, groups, parties, families etc.
Canoe course may differ slightly depending on the type of course.

DO I NEED TO PAY FOR THE COURSE IN FULL?

A 50% deposit is required on booking either by BACS or cheque.
The full amount will be requested at least 2 weeks prior to the course date.

WHAT ARE THE BOOKING Ts & Cs?

Cancellation terms are:
More than 4 weeks 100% refund
Less  than 4 weeks 50%  refund
Less than 2 weeks  25%  refund
Less than 1 week    0%    refund
A polite reminder will be sent to you a couple of weeks prior to the course date, any payments not received will assume that the course is no longer required and the above charges will apply.

COURSE DATES  2022

at a glance

TWO DAY OUTDOOR FIRST AID COURSE 26-27th November

£130.00 inc booklet and certificate

EMERGENCY OUTDOOR FIRST AID DTBA

BUSHCRAFT DAY COURSE DTBA

KNIVES & NOTCHES - DTBA

FIRELIGHTING - DTBA

FOUNDATION & SAFETY RESCUE TRG

26th October - £75.00

PADDLESPORT INSTRUCTOR AWARD

29-30th October £175.00

Above courses costs exclude BC registration / assessment fees etc.

Other courses can be arranged to suit

The Dave Perry Memorial canoe Paddle on the River Severn on the 9th October - free to all paddlers

Contact coaching.birmingham@vol.britishcanoeing.org.uk

SEE BELOW FOR POSSIBLE VENUES AND FURTHER INFORMATION

Upcoming Events

  • FOUNDATION, SAFETY AND RESCUE COURSE
    26 Oct, 09:30 – 16:30
    Bromsgrove, Worcester Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7ER, UK
    THIS IS THE BASE LEVEL OF SAFETY REQUIRED FOR ALL PADDLE SPORTS COURSES - rescues will be practiced and carried out in a range of craft.
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  • PADDLESPORTS INSTRUCTOR AWARD £175.00 pre requisites apply.
    29 Oct, 09:00 – 30 Oct, 17:00
    aztec adventure, Worcester Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7ER, UK
    This course is the base coaching level for introducing others to the world of paddling on very sheltered water such as inland lakes, canals and slow moving rivers
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  • BUSHCRAFT DAY COURSE £75pp
    9.30 - 5PM
    Aztec Adventure & Aztec Aqua Park
    9.30 - 5PM
    Aztec Adventure & Aztec Aqua Park, Worcester Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7ER, UK
    TRY A BUSHCRAFT DAY WHEREBY YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO SET UP A TARP, GET A FIRE GOING USING NATURAL MATERIALS, MAKE TENT PEGS, SET A POT HANGER SYSTEM, CREATE SOME NATURAL CORDAGE ETC. THIS COURSE CAN BE TAILORED TO MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
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  • OTHER FIRST AID COURSES - FIRST AID AT WORK - EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK - AQUATIC FIRST AID LEVELS 1 & 2 - PAEDIACTRIC
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    OTHER FIRST AID COURSES ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT TIMES AND DATES TO BE DETERMINED Other courses include Aquatic First Aid levels 1 and 2 EFAW FAW ACTIVITY FIRST AID
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  • A TWO DAY OUTDOOR FIRST AID COURSE - £130.00pp inc cert and course booklet
    ALL courses commence at 9am and finish 5pm
    Ackers Adventure - Birmingham
    ALL courses commence at 9am and finish 5pm
    Ackers Adventure - Birmingham, Golden Hillock Rd, Birmingham B11 2PY, UK
    LEVEL 3 TWO DAY OUTDOOR FIRST AID COURSE SUITABLE FOR FOREST SCHOOLS AND ALL NGBs Note: This course covers Paediatric first aid and can be certificated as such.
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  • PAEDIACTRIC FIRST AID COURSES
    Time is TBD
    Birmingham
    Time is TBD
    Birmingham, C/o Ackers Adventure, Golden Hillock Rd, Birmingham B11 2PY, UK
    THIS PAEDIACTRIC FIRST AID COURSE CAN BE ONE OR TWO DAYS DEPENDING ON THE LEVEL REQUIRED THE COURSE WILL COVER ALL ASPECTS OF FIRST AID IN A PAEDIACTRIC SCENARIO AND IDEAL FOR THOSE WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND INFANTS IE FOREST SCHOOL PRACTIONERS / TEACHERS ETC
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  • POT HANGERS AND FIRE LIGHTING SESSION
    Various dates and times
    Aztec Adventure -Bromsgrove
    Various dates and times
    Aztec Adventure -Bromsgrove , Worcester Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7ER, UK
    Other bushcraft related courses can be added to suit your needs. Combinations of the proposed courses can be arranged to suit. Courses will be run in Birmingham or Bromsgrove, other venues may be added at a later stage
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  • Knives and notches course 2.5-3 hours duration cost
    10am - 1pm -- 2pm-5pm time slots
    Ackers Adventure
    10am - 1pm -- 2pm-5pm time slots
    Ackers Adventure, Golden Hillock Rd, Birmingham B11 2PY, UK
    Learn how to carve various notches used in Bushcraft to be able to make tent pegs, pot hangers, whistles etc
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  • FIRE LIGHTING COURSE 2.5 - 3 hour session £45pp
    10am - 1pm -- 2pm-5pm time slots
    Location is TBD
    10am - 1pm -- 2pm-5pm time slots
    Location is TBD
    THIS COURSE LOOKS AT FIRE LIGHTING AND HOW TO GET A FIRE STARTED FOR THAT ALL IMPORTANT CUP OF TEA LOOKING AT VARIOUS MAN MADE AND NATURAL ITEMS AND CULMINATING IN USE OF THE BOW DRILL AND FLINT AND STEEL
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Get in Touch

OUTDOOR VENTURES 4U is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

07985 755 496

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