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Forest School First Aid Course

This is an enjoyable and highly practical two day first aid course for Level 3 Forest School Practitioners and those supporting Level 3 Practitioners who alreay hold Paediatric First Aid qualifications if they need to.

No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course.

The course content and context is totally integrated with the Forest School ethos and rationale. The course is about treating both adults and children as you will have adult helpers and staff that you are also responsible for in your Forest School

Booking a Course for your Group

We can run in-house training at your venue for groups of up to 12 per instructor. You need a room large enough to not only seat everyone but also to allow them to lie on the floor and be rolled around without bumping into furniture or each other and access to safe outdoor space.

If you have just 2 or 3 staff members to train in Forest School and Paediatric first aid then why not contact us about hosting an open course? If we can find suitable dates and you are happy to have external attendees at your venue we can often join forces to host a course that is convenient for your staff. We need a lead time of 2-3 months to advertise the remaining places and appreciate any help in advertising the course to toher local schools and Forest School groups.

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Qualification Details

Candidates who successfully complete this two day Forest School First Aid course will receive an ITC Forest School First Aid certificate which is valid for three years.

Please note: The ITC Forest Schools Fist Aid course covers adult and child (ages 1 - pre-puberty) treatments and not infants (0 - 12 months). This means that it is NOT a Paediatric first aid course and therefore is NOT transferable to early years (EYFS) statutory requirements for Paediatric first aid.

If you already hold a Paediatric qualification and are looking for first aid training specific to being a Forest School practitioner this is a great course for you. To gain the outdoor elements of first aid training that you need as a Forest School practitioner it is also possible to attend a standard Outdoor First Aid course, the context and rationale of the course isn't as relevant and the made-to-measure Forest School First Aid course but it does meet the necessary requirements of Forest School to have covered outdoor elements in your first aid training.

We would only recommend this option if you already hold a Paediatric First Aid certificate and if you are unable to attend one of our open Forest School First Aid with Paediatric training courses.

Course Timings

09:00-18:00 on both days. (16 hours)

Course Content

  • A systematic approach to incident management
  • Child & Adult Resuscitation procedures
  • Choking - Child and Adult
  • Bleeding - internal/external, major/minor
  • Shock - hypovolemic and anaphylactic
  • Hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Treating Damage - suspected fractures, head, neck and back injuries
  • Eye injuries and foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses
  • Bites and stings
  • Poisoning
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric shock
  • Common illness - epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell anaemia, diabetes