• Slide H

    “I would like to take the opportunity to say that Derek was absolutely amazing, and on behalf of myself and the other two delegates we would like to thank you for sorting the course out so quickly and efficiently in our hour of need! We will use your services again and most definitely would recommend to others with flying colours!"
    Southern Gravel, Surrey

  • Slide F

    “I now have more competent knowledge and confidence in looking after children and keeping them safe"
    Elmbridge Borough Council, Surrey

  • Slide I

    "The staff feedback from the session was as usual excellent"
    West Thames College, London

  • Slide J

    “Very enjoyable and informative day, really enjoyed the hands on practical stuff. Brilliant delivery"
    Stopgap Dance Company, Surrey

  • Slide C

    “Really enjoyed it!” - "That was the best First Aid training I've ever attended. Learned a lot and the trainer was VERY knowledgeable and professional. Thank you!"
    Rainbow Day Nursery and Pre-School, Chertsey

  • Slide A

    “A fantastic course and my staff learnt a great deal. Danny is a great trainer"
    Silent Pool Distillers, Surrey

  • Slide D

    “It is part of my role to book training for staff and then read feedback forms in order to be able to find the most suitable course and in all honesty, I have been here for nearly 5 years and this is the first time I have seen so much written on feedback forms, especially positive comments”
    Guildford Borough Council

  • Slide E

    “We all found the training to be top quality and the trainer was very knowledgeable and his method of delivery was fantastic and kept everyone engaged – please pass on our thanks to Mike." Chez Vous Events Ltd, Surrey

  • Slide B

    “Trainer was excellent, full of knowledge from real life experience! Very engaging, good pace and created a great learning environment”
    Round and Round the Gardens Childcare, Woking

  • Slide G

    “I would like to say that Bob our trainer was (as is usual with Surrey First Aid) excellent, he was very knowledgeable and gave good clear information explaining the hows and whys as he went along. The real life scenarios were so realistic"
    The German School, London

The two day 16 hour Forest School First Aid course is an outdoor first aid course designed for dealing with children from 1 year of age upwards and includes their potential illnesses and injuries of young children as well as those of adult helpers. The course content is primarily based in the outdoors and recreates emergency scenarios to test your knowledge of responding to an incident where help is not immediately available. This course meets the requirements of OFSTED for practitioners of Forest Schools

Who was this course designed for?

The course is designed for Forest School leaders and practitioners.

Course content

The content is similar to our Remote Outdoor First Aid course but with emphasis on both adults and children:

  • Primary assessment
  • Recovery positin
  • Resuscitation
  • Choking management
  • Management of an unconscious casulty
  • Secondary assessment
  • Major trauma
  • Head, chest and internal injury
  • Spinal recovery postion
  • Hypothermia
  • Acute mountain sickness
  • Cold related injuries
  • Management of fractures
  • Common medical emergencies

If your employer requires you to have a specific Paediatric First Aid Certificate we can run a standard 12 hour Paediatric First Aid course and add a further 4 hours of content covering outdoor injury and illness. This makes the course 16 hours in total and covers the requirements of most Forest School Practitioners. Please specify if you need this option when sending us a booking enquiry.

Course duration

16 Hours, this is typically delivered over two 8 hour days.

Assessment

Competency based training and continuous observation by the trainer.

Certification

Successful candidates will receive a certificate which is valid for three years.

How to book

Groups - If you are interested in booking this course for your group at your venue please fill our our group booking enquiry form.

Individuals - We also run this course at our public venue, please check availability on our public course dates page.

Cost

Please send us an enquiry to receive a tailor made quote.

 


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Why choose us?

  • Over 20 years experience
  • We meet the requirements of OFQUAL & OFSTED 
  • HSE recognised courses
  • Experienced trainers from the medical and emergency professions
  • Specialist training
  • A name you can trust

How we Train

  • Interactive
  • Realistic
  • Practical scenarios
  • Fun and engaging