First Aid Training for Forest Schools Practioners

Our Forest Schools First Aid open courses are held at Plas Derw Trust, Northop, ususally during October and May.  We would be happy to run a course at your own site with a minimum of four people attending.  Please click the blue ‘Book Online’ button below to see if there are any course on the calendar at present. If you have a group and would like a private first aid course, please contact us for availability

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The Forest Schools First Aid course is based on the 16 hour syllabus and will qualify you for teaching forest Schools skills in an outdoor setting with children and adults.
The course is 16 hours and is in keeping with the requirements of other outdoor national governing bodies

  • This course prepares candidates to deal with incidents in the outdoors and in remote settings. (By definition remote is more than 30 min from assistance)
  • Emphasis will be made with dealing with both adults and children

(By definition children covers ages 1 – pre-puberty)

  • Child related illnesses will be covered as will burns, poisons, foreign objects in the eye, hypothermia plus other related outdoor injuries.
  • As the course covers adult issues and  will not cover infants (0 – 12 months) it will therefore not be a true Paediatric course and hence will not be transferable to early years statutory requirements for Paediatric first aid.

All courses take place in an appropriate setting and can include remote locations. Extensive use of role play and systems based learning ensures that candidates build on successive layers of skills to emerge at the end of the course as competent first aiders. Your trainer will have a wide range of experience of different situations and locations and has ‘been there’ in a very real sense of the word!



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