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First Aid

First Aid

Leaders, Managers and Supporters in Scouting must hold a current first aid qualification at all times. The minimum standard for this qualification is First Response, but higher levels of qualification are needed if delivering first aid training or leading certain kinds of adventurous activities. This provision will ensure a minimum standard of first aid knowledge and training across the Movement.

Professions with First Aid experience

The Scout Association does recognise that some professions by the nature of the job will have a first aid element; for example Nurses, Midwives, Police Officers, Medical Practitioners, Members of HM Armed Forces, Ambulance Care – Assistants/Paramedics/Technicians, etc. to exempt these profession from undergoing more first aid training, they are required to provide evidence of an up-to-date qualification which should meet the criteria for what is considered our minimum standard (as listed above). With regards to ‘evidence’, this can be a certificate or an official letter confirming the necessary areas have been met.

You already hold any FAW qualification

We can give thanks to Hampshire Scouts who offer an e-learning conversion course to cover those things not covered by FAW. Please follow the following links:-

First Response conversion for those who have already completed the 3 day First Aid at Work or 1 day Emergency First Aid at work.

First Response conversion from the 3 Day First Aid at Work.(FAW)

First Response conversion from the 1 Day Emergency First Aid at Work (FAW)