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First Aid

This module aims to cover the skills and knowledge necessary to enable adults to manage an incident and provide basic first aid.

It's best practice to have least one valid first aider at face-to-face activities. You are valid if:

    • First aid still valid from before the pandemic
    • Completed Module 10A (online theory)
    • Relevant first aid certificate from other sources (e.g. work)

This module is split into two parts; part A covers the theory and part B the practical validation. The modules aim to cover the skills and knowledge necessary to enable adults to manage an incident and provide basic first aid.

The Scouts run a first aid training programme in partnership with Girlguiding which covers the required topics but members may also undertake training with external providers so long as it meets the syllabus outlined below and is delivered by a reputable body. Examples of reputable bodies include: St John Ambulance, The British Red Cross, British Canoeing, Mountain Training, etc.

Length of course

There are two options for length of course, first response or a full first aid certificate, length of course is outlined below.

  • First response - 6 hours (three 2 hour sessions)
  • Full first aid - 14 hours/ two days

All first aid training must cover the topics covered in First Response. The level of detail and time spent on each subject will vary, depending on whether it is a First Response or Full First Aid course. Full First Aid courses may also break up the training into different sessions.

First aid training FAQ's.

Book a course

If there is no access to first aid training in your county/area/region (Scotland) check out these:

Surrey Scouts