Forest School First Aid Course
Our Forest School first aid course is an exciting, in-depth first aid course. You will cover the contents of several courses, including outdoor first aid, paediatric first aid and catastrophic bleeding. As a result is the perfect course for Forest School Leaders, early years practitioners, Beach School Leaders and Woodland Learning Practitioners.
Please note our Forest School First Aid course is 18 hours long, delivered over three days. Giving you the best possible learning environment to cover the extensive content.
Our Forest School first aid course includes both paediatric and outdoor elements such as child CPR, children’s illnesses, and hypothermia. Upon successful completion candidates will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Forest School First Aid (RQF). We recognise that some employers and local authorities may require multiple first aid certificates. Therefore for an additional fee option of gaining the Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF), the Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid (RQF) and the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF).
What will I learn?
On this course, you will learn what your responsibilities as a first aider are. In addition to this, you’ll also look at what first aid equipment you should have, and how to keep yourself safe when providing first aid. You’ll learn the protocol for dealing with casualties, and learn how to deal with unconscious casualties who are both breathing and not breathing.
You will also learn how to control catastrophic bleeding using tourniquets, pressure dressings and haemostat agents. You’ll learn about the dangers of hypothermia, and how to protect a casualty from the cold. Likewise you will learn how to deal with insect bites and Lymes disease.
You’ll also learn how to deal with a variety of injuries and accidents common to children. These will range from minor bumps to head injuries and bleeding wounds. Finally, you will cover a range of childhood medical conditions. These include asthma, anaphylaxis and meningitis.
Is the course accredited?
You’ll love our style of teaching. We ensure that the course is practical with hands-on experience. You’ll confidently develop life-saving skills. We use a variety of high-quality resources to ensure that you have a realistic and engaging training experience. We use Laerdal’s QCPR mannikins, which provides real-time information on the effectiveness of your CPR!
You’ll have practical workshops where you will develop your wound packing and tourniquet skills. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to embed your learning through hands on scenarios run throughout the day.
You will also receive plenty of course handouts including an A5 first aid at work manual.
As the course is a regulated qualification, we gather evidence of a candidate’s learning and development over the course. During the assessment, candidates will demonstrate an understanding of effective first aid practises in emergencies. The assessment requirements for this course include:
- Practical Assessments: your trainer will carry out ongoing practical assessments throughout the course
- 1x Written Assessment: this takes the form of a multiple-choice question paper, and consists of 40 questions.
Who will my trainer be?
Our outdoor first aid courses are all delivered by outdoor professionals who work across the outdoor industry. So your trainer will hold an advanced outdoor first aid certificate and education qualifications. In addition to this, our trainers are active in the outdoor industry. Meaning that they have lots of real-life experience dealing with first aid incidents.
What will I need to bring?
You should arrive with clothing suitable for being in the outdoors, after working through scenarios we will often debrief outdoors- please ensure that you have enough warm layers including gloves and hats. You’ll need to bring your lunch, but we will provide tea and coffee.
Is this course right for me?
This course is perfect if you work with children in outdoors settings. While it is designed for Forest School practitioners, it is also incredibly useful for outdoor instructors and teachers.
You might be required to hold an HSE first aid at work course as well as a forest school first aid certificate, or you work on forestry commission land, you may wish to consider our Forestry First aid at Work Course.
Your journey doesn’t stop after successfully completing your forest school first aid course. We offer a range of other courses which build on your knowledge. On our External Haemorrhage Control- A Stepwise Approach course you will learn more about managing catastrophic bleeds. Including the use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings such as Celox.
Forest School First Aid Course Content
- Understand the role and responsibilities of a forest school first aider
- Manage an incident in an outdoor environment
- How to provide first aid to a casualty that is unresponsive and not breathing normally, including children
- Provide first aid to a casualty that is unresponsive and is breathing normally, including children
- How to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking, including children
- How to provide first aid to a casualty with an external bleed
- Identify and provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
- How to provide first aid to a casualty affected by immersion in cold water
- Conducting a secondary survey
- Provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints in an outdoor environment
- How to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head, neck and back injuries
- Administer first aid you a casualty with conditions affecting the ears, eyes and nose
- How to recognise and provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illnesses, including:
- Allergic reaction
- Asthma attack
- Diabetic emergency
- Febrile convulsions
- Heart attack
- How to provide first aid to a casualty who is experiencing the effects of heat or cold
- Understand how to administer first aid to a casualty who has sustained an electric shock
- First aid treatment for a casualty with burns and scalds
- How to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned
- How to provide first aid to a casualty suffering from an anaphylactic reaction
Private Forest School First Aid Courses
We deliver public first aid courses in Glasgow and throughout Scotland. We can also provide a forest school first aid course at your venue. Please contact us directly for a quote.
Upcoming Forest School First Aid Courses