First Aid tailored to Guiding and Scouting Leaders, however the same skills are transferable into everyday life.
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Training Approved by Skills for Care

The aim of 1st Response is to ensure that Girlguiding / Scouting members are kept as safe as possible while they are in our care. The course is mapped to and based on the Scouting 1st Response full course and is taught over six contact hours, not including breaks. Participants will have the skills and knowledge to enable them to keep Girl Guiding and Scouting members as safe as possible while they are in their care.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Scout leaders
  • Guide leaders
  • Parents

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the training, participants will have had the opportunity to be

  • Provided with simple first aid information which is relevant to their role
  • Helped to build confidence and skills in coping with emergency and first aid situations
  • Equipped with the knowledge needed to manage these emergencies.

The course contents are as follows:

1.  Principles of first aid related to Girlguiding / Scouting 

  • Key policies and guidelines relating to 1st Response
  • Emergency file for Girlguiding members and purple card for Scouting members
  • Duty of care for other people’s children including giving medication 
  • Managing and reporting an incident
  • First aid equipment
  • Role of a first aider arrival at an incident

2.  Emergency life support 

  • Primary survey using DR ABC
  • Choking 
  • Recovery position
  • Basic life support (for both children and adults)
  • External bleeding

3.  Life-threatening situations - identifying injuries and monitoring the condition 

  • Identify injury
  • Levels of consciousness
  • Signs, symptoms and initial treatment for all causes of unresponsiveness including:
  • Fainting
  • Imbalance of heat include heat exhaustion, heat stroke and hypothermia 
  • Shock
  • Heart attack/angina pectoris
  • Stroke – include how to use FAST 
  • Head Injury 
  • Asphyxia/hypoxia/drowning
  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures including epilepsy
  • Diabetic emergencies

4.  Signs, symptoms and initial treatment for each of the following BONE AND MUSCLE injuries:

  • Broken bones i.e. fractures
  • Strains and sprains

5.  Signs, symptoms and initial treatment for each of the following SKIN injuries:

  • Burns – dry heat, radiation including sunburn, hot liquids, steam (scalds) and chemicals 
  • Minor cuts and grazes, bumps and bruises 
  • Splinters• Stings /Ticks / Animal and snake bites• Blisters

6.  Signs, symptoms and initial treatment for each of the following injuries to the HEAD

  • Foreign bodies in the ears and nose
  • Nosebleeds
  • Eye injuries

7.  Signs, symptoms and initial treatment for each of the following ailments :

  • Headache
  • Earache
  • Stomach ache
  • Dehydration
  • Tooth loss 
  • Meningitis
  • ProTrainings - COVID-19 Update on CPR from the UK Resus Council
  • Student Manual (V8.6) - First Aid Plus
  • AED infographic will guide you through the steps
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Asthma UK weblink
  • Asthma spacer user instructions - GlaxoSmithKline Aerochamber Plus
  • CR2 AED user manual to learn more about this unit. For more information contact us.
  • Catastrophic bleeding and trauma First Aid Guidance From ProTrainings
  • CellAED for Life membership
  • CellAED® personal AED
  • Child CPR Flowchart
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Child and Infant CPR Flowchart Handout
  • Childcare Accident Book
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Emerade - Package leaflet: Information for the user
  • EpiPen Guide
  • EpiPen instruction leaflet
  • EpiPen patient information sheet
  • Epilepsy in Action Leaflet (register on
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid and Social Distancing poster
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • French - First Aid Plus student manual
  • HeartSine 350 Information Leaflet
  • Heartsine 350 AED unit
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • Infant CPR Flowchart
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • Jext patient Information Sheet
  • Meningitis Now website with many leaflets and resources link
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • Oxygen User Instructions - Gas rentals are available from ProTrainings, contact us for more information
  • Oxygen and Analgesic gases from ProTrainings
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • ProTrainings - Using an AED Leaflet
  • ProTrainings Defibrillator eGuide
  • Regulated - COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Student Manual (V7.0) - First Aid - Arabic
  • Student Manual (V7.0) - First Aid - Spanish
  • Student Manual (V8.3) - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta - Polish
  • Student Manual (V8.6) - Anatomy and Physiology Human Body
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Woundclot - haemostatic gauze for all types of bleeding
  • Zoll AED Plus user guide
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