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Sat, 15 Apr


Bodmin Guide HQ

First Response Training (North Cornwall)

Attend an all day sessions and gain your First Response Certificate which remains valid for 3 years.

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First Response Training (North Cornwall)
First Response Training (North Cornwall)

Time & Location

15 Apr 2023, 09:30 – 16:00

Bodmin Guide HQ, Barn Lane, Bodmin PL31 1AW, UK

About the Event

You will also be required to complete the e-learning which can be done before, during or just after the training.

Click here to start the e-learning 1st Response e-learning

Girlguding encourages all of our volunteers to complete first aid training to ensure that our members are kept as safe as possible when they are in our care. 1st Response is Girlguiding's own first aid course and MUST be renewed every 3 years.

This training course is especially useful for commissioners, leaders, young leaders, unit helpers and unit occasional helpers. Rangers can do the course as part of their personal development.

The following members are required to attend the training:

  • Volunteers      completing the Leadership qualification (without a valid equivalent first      aid qualification)
  • Commissioners

· One person at every unit meeting must have a valid first aid qualification. Find out more about requirements for named first aiders in your unit.

The session will train you to provide first aid to members in emergencies - in or outside of your unit meeting place. The course was created specifically for members of Girlguiding and The Scout Association.

You will need to attend a local training session for 1st Response and complete the 1st Response e-learning.

Click here to start the e-learning 1st Response e-learning


The aim of 1st Response is to ensure that Girlguiding/Scouting members are kept as safe as possible while they are in our care.


By the end of the all parts of the training, participants will have had the opportunity to be:

· Provided with simple first aid information which is relevant to their role

· Helped to build confidence and skills in coping with emergency and first aid situations

· Equipped with the knowledge needed to manage these emergencies

There is no set time limit between completing your virtual 1st Response training and doing your practical skills check with a trainer. However we would encourage you to do these within three months of each other, if location and individual circumstances allow.

Your 1st Response training will only be valid once all elements have been completed, including attending any in-person skills check and completing the e-learning. The 'completed on' date in GO should be the date you attended the main six hour training session or the date you attended the third of the three 2-hour sessions. Your 1st Response training will expire three years from this date, not from the date you complete the practical skills session.

The link below will take you to the Frequently Asked Questions around 1stresponse. If it doesn’t answer your question please email

Check if your external first aid qualification is suitable for Girlguiding

If you hold a valid external first aid qualification you may already have the training you need to provide first aid support in guiding.

For your first aid qualification to be considered equivalent, it should:

· Be valid

· Have involved a training that was at least six hours long

· Included training for both adult and child CPR

· Covered all other topics in 1st Response training

If you have completed an external course that does not include child or adult CPR, then you should join part of a 1st Response which covers this. Alternatively, speak with the training team to see how we can help.

You might have completed the main training virtually with Girlguiding but the practical bit externally and again this is okay as long as it included training for both adult and child CPR.

Process for checking equivalency

Check if your external qualification first aid qualification is suitable for Girlguiding by working through the 1st Response syllabus and checking that everything has been covered in your external training. A conversation with our county first response trainer, Jean Whetham, is required. This is a conversation based on trust, and you should share your certificates. Your record will then be updated on GO.


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