5 Tips For Finding The Right First Aid Course

When looking for first aid courses, you want to ensure they’re tailored to the environment in which you work. 

Fresh Air Training is ideal for those looking for first aid courses for schools, with focus on the outdoor environments including forest schools.

Children love being in the great outdoors and it’s beneficial for both their mental and physical health. However, it’s crucial those supervising them have the skills needed to act in an emergency.

In such situations, having knowledge of first aid can make a significant difference in the outcome.

Here are five tips for finding the right first aid course for your needs:

  1. Ensure first aid training is designed for the unique risks of the environment in which you work. For instance, when people are exploring woodlands, they may encounter a variety of hazards, from falls, bites and stings by insects and animals, to exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  2. Looking for a training company that meets your professional standards and gives you the relevant certifications. Our Forest School First Aid course meets the needs of up to Level 3 Forest School practitioners. This course has the option of a separate level 3 pediatric certificate
  3. Find out if companies offer training at your request. This will make it easier to fit the course in around your current schedule. Fresh Air Training is always happy to do this.
  4. If you work with children, find out whether a training provider provides the option of a pediatric qualification. Fresh Air Training is an excellent choice if you work in this field. Our Paediatric First Aid Course is Ofqual accredited, meets Ofsted requirements and is in line with the statutory framework Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
  5. Look for training that reflects the level of responsibility you have. Our Forest First Aid Course is perfect for anyone working with forest school groups

Fresh Air Training has dates available for our RYA (Royal Yachting Association) first aid course, which is designed from a boating perspective. It is ideal for anyone who is going afloat whether it be inland, offshore or rivers.

If you’re looking for the right first aid course, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.