First Response Course

First Response Course

Onsite Course Enquiry

First Response Course

The First Response Course is a one-day course, designed for Scout and Girlguiding Leaders, to give them the knowledge and skills to deal with an emergency and apply basic first aid. The First Response Course is a requirement for individuals wishing to become a leader and must be renewed every three years to maintain your warrant.

Who is the First Response Course for?

  • Scout Leaders, or those wishing to become Scout Leaders
  • Girlguiding Leaders, or those wishing to become leaders
  • Scouts
  • Guides
  • Other Youth Groups, not needing an accredited qualification, but requiring some basic first aid knowledge

What is in the First Response Course syllabus?

  • What is First Aid
  • Responsibilities First Aiders in Scouts and Guides
  • Primary Assessment
  • Secondary Assessment
  • CPR for Adults and Children
  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Choking
  • Asthma, Hyperventilation and Drowning
  • Heart Attacks and Angina
  • Shock and Bleeding
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Bone, Joint and Muscle Injuries
  • Head Injuries
  • Effects of the Heat and Cold
  • Poisoning
  • Burns and Scalds

How long does it take to complete the First Response Course?

  • This course is normally completed in a day, normal hours are 09:00 – 17:00

What will be included in my First Response Course?

  • Training to national standards
  • Manual for each learner
  • Certificates on successfully completing the course for each person

How is the First Response Course Assessed?

  • The First Response Course is not assessed.
  • This course is designed to impart information, but does not assess competency

How is the First Response Course certificated, or accredited?

  • The First Response Course is not an accredited qualification.
  • The First Response Course covers the syllabus laid down by The Scout Association and Girlguiding Association
  • On successfully completing this course all learners receive an A4 certificate

How do I renew my First Response Course?

  • The First Response Certificate is valid for 3 years. At this point you undertake another First Response Course

Booking an onsite course:

To enquire about an onsite course for your staff, please either call our head office, 01473 551911, or one of our local offices, or fill in the enquiry form below