The two day 16 hour Forest School First Aid course is an outdoor first aid course designed for dealing with children from 1 year of age upwards and includes their potential illnesses and injuries of young children as well as those of adult helpers.

As Forest Schools become a fantastic and common way of delivering the EYFS framework, having children in an outdoor play and learning environment is not without risk. Most of these risks can be well managed by good risk assessment, but first aid plays an important part in giving staff confidence to take children outside. 

This course covers subjects not covered on a conventional Ofsted approved Paediatric First Aid, including focus on injuries caused by fire, falls for trees and outdoor play equipment and emphasis on environmental related conditions such as heat exhaustion and hypothermia.


Assessment: You will be required to successfully complete two short multiple choice papers and will be assessed on your practical skills to qualify for your certificate

This Forest School First Aid course has a mix of theory and practical elements. You will be required to kneel on the floor for some of the practical elements.

  • Students should be aware that they must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.
  • Students must be physically able to carry out the practical assessments detailed in the Course content to achieve the course certificate

If you have any concerns about your ability to complete this element please contact us to discuss.

This course is most suited to:

All those that work in a Forest School or nursery that require this first aid qualification.

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What people say about this course

I feel more confident in my role as First Aider therefore able to do my job to my best ability.
Sam Willis, Biddenden Playschool

Forest School First Aid in December 2022

What people say about this course

Very informative theory and practical examples, has left me confident to use my First Aid skills if needed.
Jodie Hine, Biddenden Playschool

Forest School First Aid in December 2022