Forest School Practitioner First Aid

Forest School Practitioner First Aid – This 16 hour Forest School Outdoor First Aid course course syllabus is totally integrated with the Forest School ethos and rationale. The course covers dealing with child and adult accidents and incidents. Child CPR and child illness (including asthma, epilepsy and anaphylaxis) are covered on this Paediatric Outdoor First Aid training course. Many organisations deliver first aid courses that provide training meeting some of the needs of Forest School practitioners.

Our Director, Cory Jones, is a fully qualified current ITC Forest School Provider and has undergone additional training in Forest School ethos, rationale, risk assessment, in-house procedures, knowledge of Forest School.

We meet the HSE standards for ‘Due Diligence‘ for first aid providers.

The course focuses on dealing with outdoor incident management and improved techniques.


We run EpiPen training on our Anaphylaxis First Aid courses.

We can run the course at your venue for group sizes of four people upwards. Call us on 0333 4330 731 (free to mobile and landlines callers) or mobile 07585 723763 or email at for more information or to book

Core course contents listed below:

* Vital signs – Adult and Child – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour & Casualty Monitoring

* Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents. ABCDE

* Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse. Recovery Position and other Safe Airway Positions

* Breathing Problems – cardiac arrest CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), child CPR, drowning CPR, heart attack, angina, choking

* Circulation Problems – internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock. Bandaging issues

* Damage – treatment of injury: chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques

* Head and spinal injuries and helmet removal techniques and spinal management

* Environmental Considerations – hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries

* Child Illnesses – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy

* Other Illnesses – Weils disease, Lyme disease, Tick-borne Encephalitis, etc

* Animal bites and stings

* Awareness of current regulations

* Triage

* Outdoor incident scenarios – practice those skills