First Aid

The Outdoor Learning Service is a provider of SQA approved First Aid courses

Emergency First Aid at Work  (1 day)

Pediatric First Aid – Level 2 (2 day)

First Aid for Mental Health (1 day)

First Aid at Work (3 day)

First Aid at Work Revalidation (2 day)

Emergency First Aid at Work in the Outdoors (2 day, validates all outdoor NGB awards)

All courses take place at the Outdoor Learning Base in Musselburgh.

Group Bookings

Bespoke courses can be provided for a minimum of 8 (maximum 12) staff. At a 20% reduced cost per person. Email outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk with approximate numbers and suggested dates.  The course needs to be 6 hrs long and can be either one full day or 2 half days, but not twilights.


Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day)

Course Overview:

This 1 day course will enable learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency situations.  Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider in the workplace.  This course is aimed at those working in a low-risk environment.

A First Aid Needs Assessment can help you identify which is the most suitable course for your circumstances.

Syllabus:

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • understand the role of the first-aider including reference to:
  • the need for recording incidents and actions;
  • the importance of preventing cross-infection;
  • use of available equipment;
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious;
  • manage a casualty who is having a seizure;
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and demonstrate safe use of an AED to a casualty who is not breathing normally;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (blisters, bruises, cuts & grazes, nosebleeds, minor burns & scalds, bites & stings etc);
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering catastrophic bleeding (this is an optional module, included only if relevant to your line of work).

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age for SQA qualification is 16 years

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning:

  • 1.4

Key Information:

  • This is a regulated qualification, lasting 3 years
  • Course delivery is over 1 full day (6 contact hours) – learners must attend the full course in order to gain certification
  • The revalidation for this qualification is a further 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course
  • Course manual is included
  • Courses held at Outdoor Learning Service, Musselburgh Racecourse Complex
  • Lunch not provided
  • Tea & coffee available
  • Candidates must be able to engage with physical elements of the course and be able to access work on the floor
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, appropriate and comfortable clothing is advised
  • If you require any reasonable adjustments to help you access this course, please let us know at time of booking wherever possible

Click here for course dates, times, costs and how to book


Paediatric First Aid (2 days)

Course Overview:

This course is aimed at those working with babies and young children in a professional capacity.

Over 2 full days, practitioners will learn the roles and responsibilities of the Paediatric First Aider, and will be equipped with the necessary skills to administer safe and effective treatment when dealing with a range of child-related injuries and illnesses. It is strongly recommended as best practice that at least one person with a current and full Paediatric First Aid Qualification is available on the premises at all times when children are present.  (HSE / Care Commission).  This course also makes reference to adaptations for first aid for adult casualties where relevant, as it is widely recognised that you may also have to administer care to adult colleagues.  For this reason, the paediatric course is a suitable alternative to the First Aid at Work course for those in Early Years Settings.

A First Aid Needs Assessment can help you identify which is the most suitable course for your circumstances.

Syllabus:

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • understand the role of the Paediatric First Aider with reference to:
  • defining an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment
  • appropriate recording of incidents and actions;
  • minimising infection risks to self and others;
  • safe use of available equipment;
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • manage an infant or child who is unresponsive;
  • demonstrate how to place a child and an infant in the recovery position;
  • manage an infant or child who is experiencing a seizure;
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED to an infant, child or adult, child who is not breathing normally;
  • administer first aid to an infant, child or adult who is suffering mild or severe choking;
  • show understanding of the different types and severity of bleeding in children and infants;
  • control external bleeding and treat a casualty who is suffering from shock;
  • know how to administer first aid to minor injuries (bites, stings, small cuts & grazes, bumps & bruises, splinters & nose bleeds);
  • administer first aid to a child or infant who has injuries to bones, muscles and joints;
  • manage a casualty with suspected head and/or spinal injuries;
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering a suspected head injury;
  • administer first aid to a child or infant with a foreign body or injury to the ear, eye or nose;
  • recognize and treat Diabetic Emergencies, Asthma Attack, Allergic Reaction, Meningitis & Febrile Convulsions;
  • recognise and manage the effects of extreme heat and cold;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has burns and scalds;
  • safely manage an incident involving electricity;
  • administer first aid to a child or infant with sudden poisoning;
  • recognise and manage a child or infant in Anaphylactic Shock.

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age for SQA qualification is 16 years

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning:

  • 1.4

Key Information:

  • This is a regulated qualification, lasting 3 years
  • Course delivery is over 2 full days (12 contact hours) – learners must attend the full course in order to gain certification
  • Course manual is included
  • Courses held at Outdoor Learning Service, Musselburgh Racecourse Complex
  • Lunch not provided
  • Tea & coffee available
  • Candidates must be able to engage with physical elements of the course and be able to access work on the floor
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, appropriate and comfortable clothing is advised
  • If you require any reasonable adjustments to help you access this course, please let us know at time of booking wherever possible

Click here for course dates, times, costs and how to book


First Aid for Mental Health (1 day)

Course Overview:

Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace.  There are many triggers for stress in our everyday lives, including work, and it can stop people performing at their best.  Mental health conditions are often hidden due to stigma and fear of discrimination, and research has shown that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers.

HSE guidance on ‘First Aid Needs Assessment’ refers to mental health in the workplace.

This course is ideal for anyone with responsibility for health and wellbeing in the workplace, or those looking to support adults and young people in the event of a developing mental health problem or experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem.

Syllabus:

This 1 day regulated course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to:

  • understand issues contributing to problems in mental health;
  • listen with judgement or prejudice and ask the right questions to help someone in a mental health crisis;
  • signpost a person to relevant information and support services;
  • know how to recognise and manage stress in daily lives and in the workplace;
  • understand the impact of substance abuse;
  • develop a first aid action plan for mental health;
  • implement a positive mental health culture in their workplace.

Participants will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals, but they will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a mental health condition and how they can access help.

Pre-requisites:

  • None

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning:

  • 1.4

Key Information:

  • This is an accredited qualification
  • Course delivery is over 1 full day (6 contact hours) – learners must attend the full course in order to gain certification
  • Course manual is included
  • Courses held at Outdoor Learning Service, Musselburgh Racecourse Complex
  • Lunch not provided
  • Tea & coffee available

Click here for course dates, times, costs and how to book


First Aid at Work (3 days)

Course Overview:

This 3 day comprehensive course will enable learners to attain the comprehensive knowledge and understanding needed to deal with a wide range of emergency situations.  Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider in the workplace.  This course is aimed at those working in a higher-risk environment.

A First Aid Needs Assessment can help you identify which is the most suitable course for your circumstances.

Syllabus:

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • understand the role of the first-aider with reference to:
  • the need for recording incidents and actions;
  • the importance of preventing cross-infection;
  • use of available equipment;
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious;
  • manage a casualty who is having a seizure;
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and demonstrate safe use of an AED to a casualty who is not breathing normally;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (blisters, bruises, grazes, nosebleeds etc).
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries;
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering a suspected head injury;
  • administer first aid to a casualty with chest injuries;
  • manage a casualty with suspected crush injuries;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has burns and scalds;
  • administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to the eye;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has suspected poisoning;
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering anaphylactic shock;
  • recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (Heart Attack, Diabetic Emergency Epilepsy, Stroke, Sepsis);
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering catastrophic bleeding (this is an optional module, included only if relevant to your line of work).

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age for SQA qualification is 16 years

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning:

  • 1.4

Key Information:

  • This is a regulated qualification, lasting 3 years
  • Course delivery is over 3 full days (18 contact hours) – learners must attend the full course in order to gain certification
  • Course manual is included
  • Courses held at Outdoor Learning Service, Musselburgh Racecourse Complex
  • Lunch not provided
  • Tea & coffee available
  • Candidates must be able to engage with physical elements of the course and be able to access work on the floor
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, appropriate and comfortable clothing is advised
  • If you require any reasonable adjustments to help you access this course, please let us know at time of booking wherever possible

Click here for course dates, times, costs and how to book


First Aid at Work Revalidation (2 days)

Course Overview:

This 2 day requalification course will enable learners to revise their knowledge and practical competencies gained on the 3 day First Aid at Work training and will also include any relevant updates to first aid guidelines.  Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider in the workplace.  This course is aimed at those working in a high-risk environment.

A First Aid Needs Assessment can help you identify which is the most suitable course for your circumstances.

Syllabus:

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • understand the role of the first-aider with reference to:
  • the need for recording incidents and actions;
  • the importance of preventing cross-infection;
  • use of available equipment;
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious;
  • manage a casualty who is having a seizure;
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and demonstrate safe use of an AED to a casualty who is not breathing normally;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (blisters, bruises, grazes, nosebleeds etc).
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries;
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering a suspected head injury;
  • administer first aid to a casualty with chest injuries;
  • manage a casualty with suspected crush injuries;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has burns and scalds;
  • administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to the eye;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who has suspected poisoning;
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering anaphylactic shock;
  • recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (Heart Attack, Diabetic Emergency Epilepsy, Stroke, Sepsis) .
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering catastrophic bleeding (this is an optional module, included only if relevant to your line of work)

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age for SQA qualification is 16 years

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning:

  • 1.4

Key Information:

  • This is a regulated qualification, lasting 3 years
  • Course delivery is over 2 full days (12 contact hours) – learners must attend the full course in order to gain certification
  • Course manual is included
  • Courses held at Outdoor Learning Service, Musselburgh Racecourse Complex
  • Lunch not provided
  • Tea & coffee available
  • Candidates must be able to engage with physical elements of the course and be able to access work on the floor
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, appropriate and comfortable clothing is advised
  • If you require any reasonable adjustments to help you access this course, please let us know at time of booking wherever possible

Click here for course dates, times, costs and how to book


Outdoor Emergency First Aid (2 days)

Course Overview:

This 2 day course will enable learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency situations in the outdoor environment.  Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider in the workplace.  This course is aimed at those working in the outdoor environment. The course fulfills the basic requirements for all NGB outdoor qualifications.  A First Aid Needs Assessment can help you identify which is the most suitable course for your circumstances.

An ideal course for all staff who regularly lead or assist to lead adventurous activities.

Syllabus:

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • understand the role of the first-aider including reference to:
  • the need for recording incidents and actions;
  • the importance of preventing cross-infection;
  • use of available equipment;
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious;
  • manage a casualty who is having a seizure;
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and demonstrate safe use of an AED to a casualty who is not breathing normally;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (blisters, bruises, cuts & grazes, nosebleeds, minor burns & scalds, bites & stings etc);
  • administer first aid to a casualty suffering catastrophic bleeding (this is an optional module, included only if relevant to your line of work).

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age is 16 years

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning:

  • 1.4 / 3.1.6

Key Information:

  • This is a qualification lasting 3 years
  • Course delivery is over 2 full days (16 contact hours) – learners must attend the full course in order to gain certification
  • The revalidation for this qualification is a further 2 days Outdoor Emergency First Aid course
  • Course manual is included
  • Courses held at Outdoor Learning Service, Musselburgh Racecourse Complex
  • Lunch not provided
  • Tea & coffee available
  • Candidates must be able to engage with physical elements of the course and be able to access work on the floor and in the outdoor environment
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, appropriate and comfortable clothing is advised for indoor and out
  • If you require any reasonable adjustments to help you access this course, please let us know at time of booking wherever possible

Click here for course dates, times, costs and how to book