Courses Held at Centaur

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid & Forest School First Aid

£125 + VAT


This Level 3 Paediatric First Aid & Forest School First Aid course concentrates on the context of ‘Outdoors’ rather than ‘Remote’, and has an emphasis on young people and adult helpers. It does not deal with environments which are high altitude, or several hours from help. This course has been specifically designed for Forest Schools and Outdoor Learning Practitioners and those working in outdoor nurseries or other childcare in outdoor settings. It covers the requirements of forest school practitioners for first aid and includes child CPR and choking, child illness, hypothermia and outdoor scenarios. It is not suitable for maintaining National Governing Body outdoor sports instructor or leader qualifications. Theoretical training and practical scenarios are used together to incrementally develop skills throughout the course. Come prepared to be active and participate in progressive scenario practice indoors and outside!

Certificate – Validated for 3 years

Course Length – 16 hours

Course Content List:

  • Contents of a first aid kit
  • Accident reporting
  • Vital signs
  • A systematic approach to managing first aid incidents – ABCDE
  • Casualty Monitoring and casualty protection
  • Airway Management
  • Recovery Positions and various Safe Airway Positions
  • Breathing Problems – cardiac arrest CPR inc AED use, drowning/child CPR,
  • Heart attack, Angina, and other medical emergencies for adults and children
  • Choking (adult and child)
  • Circulation Problems and treatment for shock
  • Crush Injury and catastrophic blood loss if appropriate to the group
  • Damage – treatment of injuries to the: chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries, Inc. helmet removal techniques and spinal management
  • Environmental Considerations – hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries
  • Environmental Illness : Weils disease, Lyme disease, Tick-borne Encephalitis, Animal bites and stings
  • Awareness of current regulations
  • Making emergency calls in different outdoor situations
  • Triage
  • Outdoor Incident Scenarios