ITC First Aid for Forest School

**These courses are suitable for Forest School Leaders as well as

any outdoor activity Instructor/ Practitioner/ Leader.**

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th May 2021 (2 spaces remaining)

Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th September 2021


All courses run from 9am - 6pm on both days

Cost: £155

Please note - you will be sent an invoice after booking, please do not pay until you receive your invoice.


Not an FSA Norfolk member yet?  First join the national Forest School Association, then log on to the local group directory in the member pages to sign up to the Norfolk group.


Who is the Event for: Anyone over the age of 18


Event Information: 

This is a 16 hour ITC (Immediate Temporary Care) First Aid course tailored to the needs of Forest School Leaders (and assistants).

ITC Forest School First Aid (16 hours)

  • The course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of Forest School leaders.

  • The course is 16 hours and is in keeping with the requirements of other outdoor national governing bodies.

  • This course prepares candidates to deal with incidents in the outdoors and in potentially remote outdoor settings.

  • Emphasis will be made with dealing with both adults and children (By definition children covers ages 1 – pre-puberty)

  • Child related illnesses will be covered, as will burns, poisons, foreign objects in the eye, hypothermia as well as other outdoor illnesses.

  • As the course covers adult issues and will not cover infants (0 – 12 months) it will therefore not be a true Paediatric course and hence will not be transferable to Early Years statutory requirements for Paediatric first aid. 

The course is a mix of presentation and practice in delivery, you will be given opportunities to ‘assess for danger!’ and practice first aid on each other throughout the 2 days! On the second day you will apply your first aid knowledge in an outdoors context in different first aid scenarios.


Course Leader:

Andy Forsyth, Adventure Education Training Ltd.

Andy is an experienced Forest School Leader as well as First Aid Trainer and has developed the First Aid qualifications to reflect the needs of Forest School practitioners. Andy runs this training course across the UK.


We will be using Patteson Lodge Activity Centre, 14 Gt Hautbois Road, Coltishall, Norwich, Norfolk. NR12 7JN


Please bring a packed lunch and a drink for both days. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the training. Each day will be started at 9am promptly with refreshments available from 8.45am.

What you need to bring both days:

·         Packed Lunch each day (Tea and coffee facilities will be available)

·         Pen and Paper

·         Any personal medication you need

·         Appropriate clothing & footwear for being outdoors (the scenarios on day 2 will involve laying on the ground!)

You will be provided with a first aid handbook and all the equipment you will need over the 2 days.


Booking & Payment:

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Fees for this course are between £155. Details of who to invoice must be included when completing the booking form. Payment is required before the start of the course to confirm your place.


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