Gain two qualifications in one on this course tailored to Forest School and early years outdoors settings. The forest school first aid course has been specially developed to meet the needs of practitioners who require both an outdoor specific and paediatric first aid qualification.
Forest school first aid
Our 16 hour ITC Award in Forest School First Aid takes first aid into the outdoors. The course has been designed with the Forest School sector in mind. We use relevant scenarios throughout the forest school first aid course, making it a practical, hands-on experience. Outdoor-specific elements of the course include hypothermia, heat related illness and casualty monitoring whilst awaiting help.
Paediatric first aid
Early years staff are likely to need a paediatric first aid qualification in addition to an outdoor course. That’s why we combine the 12 hour level 3 Paediatric First Aid qualification with the Forest School course. This course includes training and practical assessment in first aid for infants and children, so it meets the regulatory requirements of OFSTED, ESTYN and CIW for early years settings. The Millie’s Mark accreditation scheme also recognises our paediatric first aid qualification, so you can work towards the gold standard in first aid cover for pre-school settings.
Forest School First Aid Course Content
Topics covered on this course include:
Caring for an unconscious infant, child or adult
First aid for an infant, child or adult who has stopped breathing
Bleeding and shock
Burns and scalds
Medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis and meningitis
Traumatic injuries to head, spine and limbs
Monitoring a casualty.
More dates and Get in touch
We run regular Forest School First Aid courses in the Forest of Dean, and South Wales, so our venues are handy for Bristol, Cardiff and Gloucester. We can also travel to deliver the course at your venue so, if you’d like to find out more, just get in touch.
We also run regular courses with our friends at Go Wild Education in the Wye Valley. If our listed dates don’t quite work for you, head over to the Go Wild website.
You’ll receive important pre-course information automatically when you book on to the course, but if you need further information including venue details, please click here.
Forest School First Aid certification
In order to improve our environmental impact, we’ll be providing E-certificates to successful candidates from 2020 onwards. If you need to have a paper certificate as well, we can provide this for an additional £5 per certificate required (ie £10 if requiring both Forest School and Paediatric paper certificates). Please add this to your booking here.