Forest School First Aid course

Date(s) - November 23, 2023 - November 24, 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gerrards Cross: Under the Canopy Forest School

Tags First Aid, Training


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This 16 hour, Level 3 course is suitable for anyone working in a Forest School environment. It takes place 0900 – 1800hrs each day.


In addition, any childcare setting must have at all times someone who holds a Paediatric First Aid qualification. Childminders, and any assistant who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time, must hold a full current Paediatric First Aid Certificate. This course has been designed to also cover the syllabus of the Paediatric First Aid qualification and students can be issued with a Forest School Certificate and a Paediatric First Aid certificate (additional fee applies), both valid for 3 years

This course is aligned with the Institute of Outdoor Learning’s Statement of Good Practice for Outdoor First Aid at Band 3

Topics include: roles & responsibilities, adult/child/infant specific treatments, dealing with collapse (with and without breathing), choking, bleeding, shock, major illnesses, torso and limb injuries, environmental effects, heat and cold injuries, using first aid kit, outdoor specific scenarios, outdoor incident management and looking after a casualty for more than 10 minutes.

This course is designed to provide outdoor incident management skills. Typical delivery methods are predominantly practical, with elements occurring out of doors in outdoor clothing and on various terrains.

Minimum age for attending is 16, however there may be specific age limits within your workplace and also you need to be 17 or over to be included in staffing ratios. Check before you Book.

Directions: Directions to the venue will be sent by email once Booking is made. Please wear clothing appropriate to the outdoor environment.

Refreshments: Instant coffee and tea are provided. Please bring your own food and other drinks

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