OCN accredited training in England, Scotland & Wales 
Tel: 07787 930030 
First Aid Training for Forest School 
 
16 hr Outdoor First Aid cover must be in place for Forest School sessions taking place outwith school grounds. This includes your block of practice sessions run during your training. For level 3 students and level 2/3 Top Up students it is a requirement for you to have your First Aid Certificate in place before you run your 6-week Forest School Programme.  
 
In Scotland, we recommend training courses provided by the First Aid Training Co-operative. Trainers are experienced outdoor practitioners, and can present discussion, practice and outdoor scenarios suited to Forest School situations. Their courses are taught with an emphasis on practical application, and built up in small achievalbe chunks with lots of repetition. You can view their training dates here. 
 
In England, we recommend the 2-day ITC Outdoor Forest School First Aid course accredited by SQA. The context for this training course is Forest School and as such the discussion, practice and outdoor scenarios are suited to Forest School situations. The course is taught in a 'Forest School way', using small achievable chunks, repetition and scaffolding. It is very hands-on and includes outdoor role-play scenarios, so you will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing!  
 
It should be noted that the Outdoor Forest School First Aid training course is a 16-hour course and is run over 2 days, starting at 9.00am and finishing at 6.00pm. It is suitable for those working in the Outdoor industry, such as outdoor instructors, scout leaders, forestry workers, environmentalists and those undertaking field studies.  
 
In the South-West this course is taught by Sam and Stella Iskander, from FirstAid4Life and whilst it does briefly cover aspects of how First Aid applies to work with children at Forest School, it does not qualify you with a Paediatric First Aid certificate. If your employer requires you to have a specific Paediatric First Aid Certificate then you will need to do the course below. 
 
Forest School First Aid trainers 
 
Andy Forsyth runs the Forest School First Aid course, which is similar content to the Outdoor First Aid course.  
Andy Forsyth is from Adventure Education. 
 
In the South-West this courses are taught by Sam and Stella Iskander, from FirstAid4Life. Note that whilst it does briefly cover aspects of how First Aid applies to work with children at Forest School, it does not qualify you with a Paediatric First Aid certificate. If your employer requires you to have a specific Paediatric First Aid Certificate then you will need to do their combined First Aid for Forest School and Paediatric First Aid course (South West mainly). 
 
 
First Aid Training for Forest School 
 
 
November 2016 - Scotland 
2 day First Aid in the outdoors - Edinburgh 
2 day First Aid in the outdoors (with paediatric element) 
Dates: Sat 19th & Sun 20th November 2016 
Timings: 9.00am - 5.00pm both days (16 hours)  
Cost: £140 
Training Provider: First Aid Training Cooperative 
Venue: Bonaly Outdoor Centre, Edinburgh 
 
 
2 day First Aid in the outdoors - Edinburgh 
2 day First Aid in the outdoors (with paediatric element) 
Dates: Sat. 26th & Sun. 27th November 2016 
Timings: 9.00am - 5.00pm both days (16 hours)  
Cost: £140 
Training Provider: First Aid Training Cooperative 
Venue: Bonaly Outdoor Centre, Edinburgh 
 
 
 
Training in the South West 
Please visit FirstAid4Life website for informations about first aid courses in Devon and other locations in the South West. 
 
 
June 2017 - Norfolk 
2 day ITC Outdoor Forest School First Aid 
Dates: Sat 10th & Sun 11th June 2017 
Timings: 9.00am - 6.00pm both days (16 hours)  
Training Provider: Andy Forsyth, Adventure Education 
Venue: Eagle Canoe Club, Helford Street, Norfwich 
 
This training course is being facilitated by FSA Norfolk local group.  
 
 
November 2017 - Norfolk 
2 day ITC Outdoor Forest School First Aid 
Dates: Thurs 2nd & Fri 3rd November 2017 
Timings: 9.00am - 6.00pm both days (16 hours)  
Training Provider: Andy Forsyth, Adventure Education 
Venue: Catton Park, Norwich 
 
This training course is being facilitated by FSA Norfolk local group.  
 
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