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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 / D of E assessor.

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About

OUTDOOR VENTURES 4U

I set up OUTDOORVENTURES4U after being made redundant from an Outdoor Activity Centre in 2020 after 35 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

OUTDOORVENTURES4U also offer CANOE COACHING, SAFETY & LEADERSHIP Courses.

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  Units 1 & 2 - £135pp

Outdoor First Aid 1 day Unit 1 - £80pp

Note: The Paediatric elements of the course can be incorporated into the above with additional costs for Certificate and booklet.

Emergency Outdoor First aid Unit 1 - one day  £80pp

EFAW (Emergency First Aid at Work) one day -£80pp

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

FAW Re qual - two day -£135.00pp

Student First aid - 3 hours - £40 (min of 4)pp

Basic Life Support course Level 2 - 3 hours £40.00 (min of 4)pp

Aquatic First aid level 1 - one day - £80pp

Basic Life support - 3 hours - £40 (min of 4)pp

Paediatric First Aid one / two day  £80 / £135pp

All courses include certificate and booklet

Group rates can be negotiated

Dates and venues can be arranged to suit groups etc

                            

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.


 Customer Comments - 
 A great course which gave me the confidence to perform First Aid on others when needed.
Dave is a great tutor who runs the course at a pace to suit the candidates, fully recommended.
Lauren G


Candidate Comments


 

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BUSHCRAFT COURSES

Bushcraft by canoe and simulated wilderness tripping - 4-5 hours. £75
(see below)
Knives and notches 3 hours - £50 (min of 2)
Firelighting               3 hours - £50 (min of 2)
Bushcraft day           6 hours - £110 (min of 2)
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.
 Bushcraft by canoe courses offer the chance to paddle an Open Canoe and look at the options for setting up an overnight camp, how to prepare a fire, set up pot hanger systems and get that ever important brew on the boil - plus much more.

A member of The Institute for Outdoor Learning
Bushcraft  Professional Practice Group

Customer Comments - 
A fantastic day covering aspects of Wilderness canoe tripping and Bushcraft that gave me the confidence to go out on my own knowing that I could start a fire, set up a shelter and be at one with the world.
Brilliant day with lots of newly learnt skills.
Lee D.

 

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 

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. 

This would depend on the venue being used, please email for options.

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 courses 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.

CAN COURSES BE BOOKED ON DIFFERENT DATES?

If you would like a bespoke course specific for you or your team then course dates can be arranged, venues may change depending on availability or if you have your own training / meeting room then this may be an option which will also reduce costs etc.

        COURSE DATES  
    2024
     at a glance

TWO DAY OUTDOOR FIRST AID COURSE 

10-11th Feb

11-12th April 

1-2nd June 

3-4th Aug 

12-13th Oct 

All other First aid courses including

Student First Aid, FAW, EFAW, 

BUSHCRAFT DAY COURSE By arrangement

KNIVES & NOTCHES - By arrangement

FIRELIGHTING - By arrangement

NEW BC PSRC -Paddlesport safety and rescue course. (formerly FSRT)

3rd March 2024 - £85

12th May 2024 - £85

21st July 2024 - £85

Other dates TBC

excludes BC assessment fee (currently BC members £10.40 - non £15.60)

PADDLESPORT INSTRUCTOR AWARD

30th - 31st March - £175.00

8-9th June  - £175.00

10-11th Aug - £175.00

Other dates TBC

excludes BC Registration fee (currently  £46.80)

BC membership also required

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OPEN CANOE SKILLS COURSE By Arrangement

 Day 1 £80.00 pp

Day 2 £80.00 pp

Combined £130.00 pp

BELLBOAT HELM AWARD

Ideal for scout / guide leaders

One day Training - by arrangement

One day assessment - by arrangement

Above courses costs exclude any BC Registration / Membership fees etc.

Assessment fees are also required on certain courses

Other courses can be arranged to suit

 

22nd SEPTEMBER 2024

The Dave Perry Memorial canoe Paddle on the River Severn  

free to all paddlers - must have own equipment and be self sufficient.

All paddlers should be BC members or purchase a one day event membership from BC

Upcoming Events

  • POT HANGERS AND FIRE LIGHTING SESSION
    POT HANGERS AND FIRE LIGHTING SESSION
    Various dates and times
    BIRMINGHAM / BROMSGROVE
    Various dates and times
    BIRMINGHAM / BROMSGROVE, Birmingham, UK / Bromsgrove
    Various dates and times
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  • BUSHCRAFT DAY COURSE £80.00pp - Bromsgrove / Birmingham
    BUSHCRAFT DAY COURSE £80.00pp - Bromsgrove / Birmingham
    9.30 - 5PM
    Birmingham / Bromsgrove
    9.30 - 5PM
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    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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  • KNIVES & NOTCHES - 3 Hours
    KNIVES & NOTCHES - 3 Hours
    10am - 1pm -- 2pm-5pm time slots
    Ackers Adventure
    10am - 1pm -- 2pm-5pm time slots
    Ackers Adventure, Golden Hillock Rd, Birmingham B11 2PY, UK
    10am - 1pm -- 2pm-5pm time slots
    Ackers Adventure, Golden Hillock Rd, Birmingham B11 2PY, UK
    Learn about knife safety / law, and 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 - 3 hour session
    FIRE LIGHTING COURSE - 3 hour session
    10am - 1pm -- 2pm-5pm time slots
    Location is TBD
    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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  • INTRODUCTION TO MOVING WATER - CANOE
    INTRODUCTION TO MOVING WATER - CANOE
    MIDWEEK DATES AVAILABLE
    Location is TBD
    MIDWEEK DATES AVAILABLE
    Location is TBD
    MIDWEEK DATES AVAILABLE
    Location is TBD
    One or Two day introduction to moving water. This course gives the candidate the knowledge to be able to paddle confidently on moving water, looking at ferry gliding, setting, Eddy turns etc.
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  • OPEN CANOE TRADITIONAL SKILLS COURSE
    OPEN CANOE TRADITIONAL SKILLS COURSE
    Time is TBD
    Bromsgrove
    Time is TBD
    Bromsgrove, Worcester Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7ER, UK
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    Bromsgrove, Worcester Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7ER, UK
    Do you know the difference between an Indian stroke and a Knifed J or a Reverse J to a Compound backwater, if not then this course is for you. Two days looking at various traditional strokes in Open canoe, one day on static water , one day on a river.
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  • OTHER FIRST AID COURSES - FIRST AID AT WORK - EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK - AQUATIC FIRST AID LEVEL 1 - PAEDIACTRIC
    OTHER FIRST AID COURSES - FIRST AID AT WORK - EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK - AQUATIC FIRST AID LEVEL 1 - PAEDIACTRIC
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  • A TWO DAY OUTDOOR FIRST AID COURSE - £130.00pp inc cert and course booklet
    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
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    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
    PAEDIACTRIC FIRST AID COURSES
    Time is TBD
    Birmingham
    Time is TBD
    Birmingham, C/o Ackers Adventure, Golden Hillock Rd, Birmingham B11 2PY, UK
    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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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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