16 hour Outdoor First Aid Course

Forest School level 1

E Keeble

16 hour Outdoor First Aid Course

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This 2 day, outdoor and paediatric course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of Forest School Leaders.

Event details

Date

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Time
9:00am - 6:00pm
A static map of 16 hour Outdoor First Aid Course

About the event

This 16 hour, course is ideal for all those who are working with anyone from babies to adult in the outdoors. The course is run by people who have been working and playing in the outdoors as both formal and informal educators for the last 30 years, with both children and adults and are experienced trainers.

Please note the course runs on Saturday 4 December and Monday 6 December. There is no teaching on Sunday 5.

The Awarding Organisation, ITC First, has designed and developed this Forest Schools First Aid course to ensure that the content and context is totally integrated with the Forest School ethos and rationale.

This qualification is a must for all Level 3 Practitioners and those supporting Level 3 Practitioners. This course is also suitable for those leading Outdoor learning sessions in school grounds, country parks, nature reserves and other outdoor learning environments.

The course takes place at Foxburrow Farm with plenty of opportunities to practice first aid scenarios in the outdoors. Assessment is continuous and certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment, there is no final examination. Those who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard are awarded a certificate that is valid for three years. The certificate entitles the candidate to be a First Aider for 3 years from date of issue.

This course also covers the content of the Level 3 Paediatric First Aid 12 hour course and candidates will also receive a certificate for this on successful completion.

The 16 hour course consists of 2 units:

Unit 1: Forest School Emergency Action

Unit 2: Forest School Incident Management

On completion of the full 16 hours of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the forest school first aider.

  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.

  • Be able to provide first aid for a child or adult who is unresponsive and breathing normally.

  • Be able to monitor the vital signs of an unresponsive casualty.

  • Be able to provide first aid for a child or adult who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.

  • Be able to provide first aid for a child or adult who has a foreign body airway obstruction.

  • Be able to provide first aid to a child or adult with external bleeding.

  • Understand how to provide first aid to a child or adult who is suffering from shock.

  • Understand how to provide first aid to a child or adult with Anaphylaxis.

  • Be able to administer first aid to a child or adult with injuries to bones, joints and muscles.

  • Be able to provide first aid to a child or adult with head and spinal injuries.

  • Understand how to administer first aid to a child or adult with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose.

  • Understand how to administer emergency first aid to a child or adult with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness.

  • Understand how to administer first aid to a child or adult who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold.

  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds.

  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned.

  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been bitten or stung.

  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with minor injuries.

  • Understand how gain and use casualty history to help with administering first aid.

  • Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.Be able to provide the above first aid in an outdoor context taking account of, and protecting casualties from, environmental conditions

Know before you go

Dogs

Guide dogs only
Assistance dogs only

Facilities

Toilets
Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Accessible trails

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