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Forest School First Aid

QNUK Level 3 Award in Forest School First Aid (RQF)

This 2 day QNUK first aid course is ideal for outdoor leaders, including teachers, Duke of Edinburgh Award participants and leaders, teachers and outdoor enthusiasts.  The course takes you through the skills which are essential for rescue and emergency care in the wilderness.

The course has been mapped into the:

  • QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First aid at Work (RQF)
  • QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First aid (RQF)
  • QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First aid (RQF)

Which enables us to offer additional certification to those who require it (additional assessments may be required) at any additional cost of £25+VAT per qualification.  This offers a massive benefit in reducing staff time (and cost!) on additional courses.

Intended Audience

This qualification is aimed at Forest School practitioners who are required to hold a suitable first aid qualification.

Learning Outcomes & Assessment Criteria

Unit one title

Emergency First aid in a forest school setting

Learning outcomes:

1 Understand the role and responsibilities of the forest school first aider
1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a forest school first aider
1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify the need for consent to provide first aid

2 Be able to manage an incident in an outdoor setting
2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey on a paediatric casualty
2.3 Conduct a primary survey on an adult casualty
2.4 Protect a casualty from environmental factors
2.5 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary
2.6 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty at risk of hypothermia

3 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is unresponsive and breathing normally
3.1 Justify when to place a casualty into the
recovery position
3.2 Place an infant into the recovery position
3.3 Place an adult or child into the recovery position
3.4 Continually monitor a casualty whilst they are in the recovery position
3.5 Administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure

4 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
4.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
4.2 Demonstrate CPR on a paediatric casualty using a manikin
4.3 Demonstrate CPR on an adult casualty using a manikin
4.4 Demonstrate the use of an AED
4.5 Outline modifications of CPR in relation to:
• Drowning
• Avalanche
• Lightning strike
• Remote from immediate help


5 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty that is choking
5.1 Identify when choking is:
• Mild
• Severe
5.2 Administer first aid for an infant that is choking
5.3 Demonstrate the treatment for an adult or child who is choking

6 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
6.1 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with a minor wound
6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds
6.3 Identify the severity of external bleeding
6.4 Demonstrate the control of external bleeding

7 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
7.1 Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock
7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty
who is suffering from shock

8 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty affected by immersion in water
8.1 Outline how to administer first aid to a casualty who has been immersed in water

Unit two

Recognition and management of illness and injury in a forest school setting

1 Be able to conduct a secondary survey
1.1 Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history
1.2 Demonstrate how to conduct a head to toe survey

2 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
2.1 Describe types of fractures
2.2 Recognise suspected:
• Fractures and dislocations
• Sprains and strain
2.3 Identify how to Administer first aid for suspected:
• Fractures and dislocations
• Sprains and strains

3 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head, neck or back injuries
3.1 Recognise a suspected major injury
3.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a
suspected major Injury.
3.3 Demonstrate how to perform a log roll

4 Understand how to administer first aid to a casualty with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
4.1 Outline how to administer first aid for an infant or child with a foreign body in the:
• Eye
• Ear
• Nose
4.2 Outline how to administer first aid for an infant or child with an eye injury

5 Know how to administer first aid to a casualty with a suspected major illness
5.1 Recognise suspected:
• Allergic reaction
• Asthma attack
• Diabetic emergency
• Febrile convulsion
• Heart attack
• Stroke
• Meningitis
5.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty suffering from suspected:
• Allergic reaction
• Asthma attack
• Diabetic emergency
• Febrile convulsion
• Heart attack
• Stroke
• Meningitis

6 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is experiencing the effects of heat or cold
6.1 Outline how to recognise a casualty who has been affected by heat and cold
6.2 Outline how to manage a casualty who has been affected by heat and cold

7 Understand how to administer first aid to a casualty who has sustained an electric shock
7.1 Outline how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
7.2 Identify how to administer first aid for electric shock incidents

8 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
8.1 Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
8.2 Administer first aid for burns and scalds

9 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who have been poisoned
9.1 Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body
9.2 Identify how to administer first aid for sudden poisoning

10 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty suffering from an anaphylactic reaction
10.1 Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis
10.2 Recognise suspected anaphylaxis
10.3 Identify how to administer first aid for an anaphylactic reaction

Assessment methods

Candidates are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:
• Multiple-choice question paper
• Practical observation

Cost:

£120+VAT which includes all materials, and registration and certification

Accreditation:

QNUK Level 3 Award in Forest School First Aid (RQF)

Duration:

2 days: 9.00 - 17.00

Venue:

Delivered from the GDR Solutions Training Centre in the Forest of Dean, Newent, Gloucestershire, or throughout the South West including Bristol, South Wales, Herefordshire and Wiltshire, or in your workplace (subject to numbers)