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First Response

First Aid Training Courses

First Response Training

3 Ways To Get Qualified

course detail
First Response Training can be completed in 3 different ways. By a blended approach, or an external equivalent certification (this may require some additional questions to make sure all the Scouting parts are covered) or a full day face-to-face course run by one of the scouts first response trainers.

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If you need any information or you have questions and you cannot find the answers on our website then please contact Cumbria Scouts and we will be happy to help you out.

Blended Approach

This is made up of the following parts:

Part 1: Module 10A (Emergency Aid Theory)

You need to complete the following to complete the module:

Comple the E-learning course provided by Hampshire Scouts, please enrol and complete the course using this link Hampshire Scouts First Response Virtual Training Course
This will take approximately 2.5 hours and cover all the relevant syllabus information as well as including videos, fact sheets and knowledge checks.

IMPORTANT – On completion of the course please select CUMBRIA E-LEARNING to register your training for the Cumbrian area.

Attend a validation session (virtual or face-to-face), lasting approximately 2.5 hours. This will comprise of different activities validated by an assessor to confirm knowledge.

Part 2: Module 10B (Emergency Aid Practical)
You will need to attend a short practical validation session (e.g. CPR) to complete the training course. To attend this practical session, you MUST have completed the above Module 10A (Emergency Aid Theory) first.

External Equivalent Certificates

There are several external qualifications which cover similar content, these can be compared against the required scouting below.

Please Note: The level of detail and time spent on each subject will vary, depending on whether the external training is a first response course or a full emergency aid course.

The Scouts Association First Response training covers the listed subjects and as such emergency aid training must cover the below criteria or be topped up using the conversion links.

Professional qualifications

The Scout association recognises that some professions by the nature of the job will have an emergency aid element; for example, Nurses, Midwives, Police Officers, Medical Practitioners, Members of HM Armed Forces, Ambulance Care – Assistants/Paramedics/Technicians, etc. To exempt these professions from undergoing more training, they are required to provide evidence of an up-to-date qualification which should meet the above criteria this can be a certificate or an official letter confirming the necessary areas have been met.

E-learning conversion modules for other qualifications
If the 3 or 1 day First Aid at Work or St John Schools First Aid (or similar) course has been achieved, then the relevant conversion course can be completed using the links below:

a) First Response Conversion – 3 day First Aid at Work
First Response Conversion for First Aid at Work (3 day) course. This module hosted by Hampshire Scouts is designed to cover the additional topics required for the first response syllabus. It can be accessed by following the following

b) First Response Conversion – 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work
First Response Conversion for Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day) course. This module hosted by Hampshire Scouts is designed to cover the additional topics required for the first response syllabus. It can be accessed by following

c) First Response Conversion – Child First Aid course
First Response Conversion for Child First Aid Courses This module is designed to complete the additional topics required for the First Response, having completed the 2 day Child First Aid course, St John School’s First Aid or similar. It can be accessed by the following link

Full Day Courses

Please look for the training dates to be advertised on the website or ask your local training person for details.

Validating your training
By successfully completing the one of the methods above this will validate Module 10A and 10B for three years. Please let your training Adviser or Local Training Manager have a copy of your certificate. Remember to make a note of when you are next due to renew / re-validate your training or check your digital training record.

If you have any questions relating to training, please email