This is our two-day, 16 hour Forest school first aid course which has specially designed to meet the requirements of Forest School and Woodland Learning Practitioners.
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 and 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).
We deliver this course over 16 hours, during which time the candidate will gain the necessary skills and competency to deal with a range of emergency incidents in the outdoor environment. Candidates will gain an understanding of a variety of medical conditions that can affect children or adults and the appropriate first aid treatment. This course will also equip the candidate a strong understanding of the role and responsibilities of the first aider and how they can minimise the impact of the environment on the casualty.
The course adopts a blended approach to learning. We use a fun and interactive teaching style which allows learners to develop and practise skills in a friendly, safe and non-competitive environment. The trainer will use different training styles to ensure that candidates have rewarding training experience. Some of the methods we use are; skills workshops, practical scenarios, active learning activities, group work and peer support.
As a regulated qualification, the assessment process is used to evidence a candidate’s learning and skill development. During assessment candidates will demonstrate an understanding of practical, safe, prompt and effective first aid practices in emergencies. The assessment requirements for this course include:
- Practical Assessments, these ongoing assessments are carried out by the train throughout the course.
- 1 Written Assessments, this takes the form of multiple choice answer paper consisting of 40 questions.
- 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
- How to 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
- How to 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
- How to 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
- How to provide first aid to 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