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Medway Towns District Scouts

First Aid Trainers

Outline: Leaders, managers and supporters in Scouting must hold a current first aid qualification at the time of gaining their Wood Badge and then renew this at intervals of no more than every three years. The minimum first aid required is First Response, first aid trainers are vital in providing this important training for our 400+ volunteers.

Higher levels of qualification are needed if delivering first aid training or leading certain kinds of activities in remote environments.

Appointment / Training requirements: 

  • Module 1, GDPR, Safety and Safeguarding, (within 5 months)
  • In order to run a First Response course, the First Aid trainer is required to be either an externally qualified First Aid trainer, 
  • or hold a Full First Aid Certificate and The Scouts Presenting and Facilitating modules, (Modules 28 & 29).

First Aid Course Requirements

Length of course

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

Criteria for course

All first aid training must cover the below criteria. 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.

  • Principles of first aid and initial response (arriving and managing an incident)
  • Initial response to a first aid situation
  • Management of an unconscious casualty (child or adult)
  • CPR, including technique for children and an explanation of what AED is and how to use it
  • Choking
  • Shock
  • Bleeding
  • Fractures (ambulance imminent and non-imminent) and sprains
  • Head injuries
  • Dental incidents
  • Burns
  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Diabetes
  • Sepsis / Meningitis



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