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Training content and delivery methods

Training content and delivery methods

The first aid training delivered at Scouts - also known as First Response - is a 6 hours course that focuses on three main areas:

  1. Life support: The principles of first aid and initial response (arriving and managing an incident), emergency life support, CPR (including technique for children and an explanation of what AED is and how to use it), management of an unconscious casualty (child and adult), and choking. 
  2. Trauma and injury: Shock, bleeding, fractures (ambulance imminent and non-imminent) and sprains, head injuries, dental incidents, and burns.
  3. Major illnesses: Asthma, anaphylaxis, heart attack, stroke, seizures, diabetes, sepsis and meningitis.

Our first aid training consists of two modules: 10A - the theory part, and 10B - the practical validation.

There are three delivery options available: Face-to-face, Online and Blended Model. In all of them participants are required to attend a face-to-face practical validation session. Below you have more information about each delivery option. 

Please check the delivery options available at your County/Area/Region (Scotland).

Face-to-face first aid training is often done at local Scout meeting places. It contains both theory (10A) and practical (10B) modules, and can be delivered in one single six-hour session or three separate two-hour sessions.

In this delivery method, the theory part of the training (10A) is done in three separate two-hour online sessions, and the practical validation (10B) in a short (15-20min) face-to-face session, which covers the practical elements of the life support training.

The online sessions are live video calls facilitated by a first aid trainer with theory explanations, knowledge checking exercises and discussions.

Volunteers can only attend the practical validation once the theory part is completed.

The Blended Model combines a 2.5 hour eLearning with a three-hour online session for the theory part of the training (10A). The practical validation (10B) is a short (15-20min) face-to-face session, which covers the practical elements of the life support training.

The eLearning should be completed first. The online session is a live video call facilitated by a first aid trainer, with some more detailed knowledge checking exercises and discussions.

Volunteers can only attend the practical validation once the theory part (both eLearning and online session) is completed.

To sign your County/Area/Region (Scotland) up for the Blended Model, please contact Hampshire Scouts at first.aid@hampshirescouts.org.uk.

Note: members can access the blended model regardless of the County having signed up and will be linked up to an online session, practical validation will still need to be accessed locally once other elements are complete.