ITC Level 3 Paediatric & Forest School First Aid

Gain the necessary skills to safely administer First Aid in a Forest School setting

Having appropriate First Aid qualifications is strongly recommended for those wishing to run Forest School sessions at their own site. 

Forest School First Aid training covers practical skills needed by those who work with children, providing the confidence and knowledge to deal with comprehensive life-saving first aid emergencies in the outdoor environment, including first aid for adult helpers. The complementary Paediatric First Aid qualification satisfies Early Years Foundation Stage practice guidance and statutory guidelines.

The Outdoors Group is delighted to now offer a 2 day, fully accredited, first aid course that gives you two qualifications:

  • ITC Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
  • ITC Forest School First Aid

This is available in conjunction with our Forest School Leader Training (although it’s a separate course) or as a standalone booking. Our staff are friendly and experienced forest school leaders and are always on hand to help.  

The course runs over 2 days. Each day runs from 9am – 6pm 

Course Cost: £200


Topics Covered

Roles & responsibilities
Adult/child/infant specific treatments
Dealing with collapse (with and without breathing)
Major illnesses
Torso and limb injuries
Environmental effects
Heat and cold injuries
Using first aid kit
Outdoor specific scenarios
Outdoor incident management and looking after a casualty for more than 10 minutes.

Who is the course for?

Anyone running or assisting Forest School or outdoor education sessions

What can I use the qualification for?

To have the appropriate First Aid knowledge when running or assisting Forest School or outdoor education sessions. Most insurers with require this if you are running sessions at your own site.

Entry requirments

There are no entry requirements for these First Aid qualifications.

Please be aware that this is an active course, which will involve taking part in mock real life scenarios that need first aid and being outside. As such, please make sure that you are wearing suitable clothing. 

Course Dates

2021 Dates:

Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st March 2021 – Pinhoe Scout Hut, Langaton Lane, Exeter, EX1 3TX

Tuesday 11th and Tuesday 18th May 2021 – Exmouth Forest School
Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th August 2021 – Exmouth Forest School
Tuesday 30th November & Wednesday 1st December 2021 – Exmouth Forest School 
2022 Dates:
Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st March 2022 – Exmouth Forest School 
Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th May 2022 – Exmouth Forest School
Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th August 2022 – Exmouth Forest School 


Our Training Promise

  • That all staff are suitable, highly skilled and passionate with a broad range of specialist qualifications and experience
  • To always have a qualified first aider on site
  • To provide the best toilets in the woods!
  • To always provide the best beverages – filter coffee not instant!
  • To create a sense of community and that you will leave feeling inspired and positive
  • To continue to support you before, during and after your learning journey with us
  • That our training will reflect the needs of our students

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