First Response Top-Up Training
Some external courses do not cover all the aspects required by scouters who are expected to have first aid training at the minimum level of First Response.
External courses such as EFAW and Paediatric ones might not cover all the aspects we require to run activities in a variety of locations, including overnight stays. It is possible for scouters to offer an external course as an alternative to attending the Scout First Response course. They may be asked to do some top-up training. However, they are not expected to do any training that they did cover on the external course.
If you have an external certificate you wish to be considered
Email email@example.com and copy in your line manager eg your GSL. You will then be told what top-up, if any, you are required to do. Unless you’ve not covered a skill, for example, child CPR, you will be able to do the top-up online, at your own pace.
If you’ve been asked to do a top-up
You will have been told which lessons to cover after your qualification was considered. Click the button below to go to the online training hub and click ‘Sign In’ at top left. If you have not used this before, click ‘Create Account’ at the bottom.
Once presented with the list of courses, choose the ‘First Response – top-up learning’.
Complete the chapters/lessons you were asked to do and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to say you’ve completed them.
DURING COVID – it is likely your external course covered the changes in CPR, however, you would not have done the changes in Scouting procedures for handling an incident. If you have not been informed of these locally, also go to the course ‘First Aid procedures and CPR during COVID’ and do the lessons you require.
Your sign-in will be checked and then your external certificate and this top-up will be added to your training record on Compass and yourself and your line manager informed.
You may wish to do some additional learning to understand either our Scouting procedures on dealing with emergencies, incidents or medication, or additional first aid skills that can be particularly useful offsite and at camps (not anything remote). The top-up learning has these optional lessons:
Dealing with Incidents and giving medical care in Scouting
- Be Prepared (first aid kits)
- Guidance for handling Scout Emergencies and Incidents
- Reporting accidents
- Recording accidents
- Appropriate medical care
- Administering medication
Caring for Others
- Minor skin injuries
- Other minor skin injuries (eg. splinters, things in an ear, insect stings)
- Effects of weather, hot and cold
- Near drowning
- Ailments, simple nursing care eg. vomiting
This is self-serve, in other words, no need to ask or book, just go online and work through what you want.
Click the button below to go to the online training hub and click ‘Sign In’ at top left. If you have not used this before, click ‘Create Account’ at the bottom. Once presented with the list of courses, choose the ‘First Response – top-up learning’.