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First Response Update

November 10, 2020

1st Response is Girlguiding’ s own first aid course


The syllabus has now changed and can be delivered as a 6-hour training course OR as three 2-hour sessions online. Plus, an E-learning module about forms etc and finally the face-to-face practical module.




MODULE TWO* Is an online E-learning which covers A) PLANNING & PREPERATION B) RESPONDIING TO AN ACCIDENT/INCIDENT C) WHAT HAPPENS AFTER AN ACCIDENT/INCIDENT. (which can be completed before or after module one)


MODULE THREE* Is the face-to-face practical session, to complete the qualification.


NB: As from January 2021 Girlguiding will be removing the option of the 2-hour refresher training.  The full course will need to be completed every 3 years (This includes all the above modules * * *)


As our Cheshire Forest 1st response trainer, I have recently run as many refresher courses as possible.  The main problem is the COVID-19 restrictions on doing the face-to-face practical session.  When lockdown restrictions are removed, I will organise these sessions again.

I plan to start the new syllabus later in November and will advertise the sessions on the CF website for you to book onto. Plus, I hope to have new 1st response team trainers on board, to help with these trainings.


If you have any questions, concerns or would like to be part of our 1st response team, please email me at firstresponse@cheshireforest.org.uk

If you have alternative 1st Aid qualifications, and have completed the E-Learning module for 1st response then email me with your latest certificate and I will update you on County GO.

See link for further information https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/1st-response-training-resources/


Thank you and please take care to stay safe.

Steph Kemp

1st Response Coordinator & Trainer

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