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Update | 18 May 2021

First aid training - explained

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First aid training is an incredibly important module so we can all be confident we have the knowledge to act safely and provide treatment in emergencies.

For any face-to-face meeting to take place, its good practice to have at least one person with valid first aid training is present. This means someone who did their first aid training before the pandemic that has not yet expired or someone who has completed at least Module 10A during the pandemic. The practical 10B assessment can be completed at a later date and should not stop face-to-face meetings taking place.  

Module 10A can be completed by those who need to update their first aid training or new members, and can be completed in a number of different ways: 

  • 3 x 2 hour online modules – delivered locally
  • Blended e-learning and online facilitated session locally (both 2.5 hours each)
  • Face-to-face course when your country moves to a Green readiness level.

Locally, we’re encouraging Counties, Areas and Regions to support each other with delivering the courses, to help make sure that evert course can run at full capacity and everyone has the opportunity to attend a course.

Some Counties are offering places on their courses nationally, and we also have some national trainers on hand to support Counties, Areas and Regions deliver 10A courses. If you need some extra help to deliver a course locally you can email firstaid@scouts.org.uk

Once a country moves to a Green readiness level this will begin the six-month transition period for members to complete both Modules 10A and 10B. 

As this is likely to put a huge amount of pressure on Counties, Areas and Regions to deliver face-to-face course, we would strongly encourage anyone to sign on to complete Module 10A now, either through the online modules or blended approach, instead of waiting to move to a Green Readiness level.

Counties, Areas, and Regions may also start to validate module 10Bs, so you may also want to sign up to validate your learning now.

Find more information on COVID-19 safe first aid training.

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