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Becoming a First Aid Trainer at Scouts

Becoming a First Aid Trainer at Scouts

To become a First Aid Trainer at Scouts, volunteers must hold a first aid qualification provided by a regulated body, certifying their attendance to a 16 hours first aid course, and have their role recorded on Compass.

External first aid trainers who are not registered on Compass can't deliver the Scouts First Response course. 

Trial validation criteria for First Aid Trainers

We're starting to trial a new First Aid specific validation criteria for First Aid Trainers. It will focus only on the skills required for First Aid and will ensure that our First Aid trainers will be able to generate all evidence required whilst helping to deliver First Aid training.

This will in turn make it easier for Counties, Areas and Regions to recruit and train First Aiders in a timely fashion. The role of First Aid Trainer will remain and will be distinct from a County/Area/Region Trainer, where the validation criteria remains the same.

The new criteria for Modules 28 and 29 can be summarised as:

Module 28 - Facilitating:

If they are a First Aid Trainer, they need to:

  • Deliver a first aid training session supported by an experienced facilitator or whilst being observed by an experienced presenter
  • Discuss how the presentation went and reflect on any improvements or adaptions that might be made in the future with particular reference to:
    • Whether the objectives of the presentation were met
    • The learning methods used
    • Resources and tools used to enhance the experience
    • Collection and use of feedback
  • Once the experienced facilitator is happy that you've met the criteria, they should pass this information to the Training Adviser who will update your Compass record.

Module 29 - Presenting:

If they are a First Aid Trainer, they need to:

  • Deliver a first aid training session supported by an experienced presenter or whilst being observed by an experienced facilitator
  • Discuss how the session went and reflecting on any improvements or adaptions that might be made in the future with particular reference to:
    • Relating to others in a learning session
    • Communicating effectively in a learning session
    • Working with individuals and in small groups
    • Helping individuals to solve their own problems
  • Once the experienced presenter is happy that you've met the criteria, they should pass this information to the Training Adviser who will update your Compass record.

Additional support

If you require additional support, please contact the Scouts Information Centre via live chat, or email your query to info.centre@scouts.org.uk