16 Hour Forest School First Aid Course (ITC Certified)
Delivered by Silver Fox Training Ltd
As part of our Forest School Programme Leadership Level 3 Training students are required to complete a 16 hour Outdoor First Aid Certificate.
We offer a 16 Hour Forest School First Aid Course (ITC accredited) delivered by a trainer who understands Forest School and working in the outdoors. This ensures an excellent training that is relevant to outdoor practitioners.
When: 25th & 26th January 2020
Where: Ringmer Primary School, Ringmer, East Sussex
To book please use our online form: https://www.circleofliferediscovery.com/index.php?page=first-aid-booking-form
For full details see our website: https://www.circleofliferediscovery.com/index.php?page=outdoor-first-aid-course
Why do Forest School First Aid training?
Historically the 'Forest School First Aid' course was an adaptation of an outdoor first aid course. The emphasis was on the outdoor element and looked at the issues involved when forest school practitioners are further away from help than they would be in an urban setting (ie looking at evacuation, keeping casualties warm, equipment, emergency action plans etc). This worked well for a number of years until there was a requirement in the early years setting for candidates to have a Paediatric first aid certificate in the workplace.
The question that was then asked was, could we cater for this need within the first aid course that we were delivering? We responded to this demand and delivered, for a while, what we called an 'Outdoor Paediatric First Aid' course. This was OK but had a few issues:
1) We had to spend more time on covering babies and infants and less time on the outdoor element.
2) The regulatory body weren't happy as a true Paediatric course cannot have any adult content and they didn't like the fact that we had put Paediatric in the title.
3) It was a watered down compromise of both courses.
To try and resolve these problems Andy met with the forest school providers that he had contracts with and asked them what they actually wanted from the first aid course. A decision was made to include adults, as they are the ones who seemed to have the more serious accidents, as well as looking at child related problems. Practitioners were less likely to be working with infants and babies on a forest school programme.
The outcome is that the course we now deliver is aimed at first aid in the outdoors for 1 year olds and upwards. Once this decision was made we then went back to the original problem with candidates as it wasn't necessarily transferable to the work place as they were needing a specific Paediatric first aid certificate