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Midland Region trainers are leading virtual First Response courses. The three sessions will be spread over two 2½ hour evening or day sessions. You will need to be available for both sessions of the course and attend a 15 min face to face practical session. You will also need to complete the Frist response e-learning Click the following link to start the e-learning

First Response course options from 1 January 2022

Following a proposal sent to the Safer Guiding Working group this month, going forward, there will be 3 distinct pathways for completing First Response to make it clearer for both organisers and participants.

  1. E-learning and full day 6-hour in-person training.


  1. E-learning and 3 x 2-hour in person training dates.


  1. E-learning and 3 x 2-hour sessions. Session 1 must be delivered in-person, Session 2 and 3 can continue to be delivered through the webinar format.


All booking should come via the county office to with First response as the subject.

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                                                                                               Non Girlguiding 1st aid qualification


Girlguiding no longer have a list of acceptable equivalent courses. For all external Non-Girlguiding 1st Aid courses, you will need to confirm to your District or Division commissioner that the external course you have attended covers all the topics included in the Frist Response course, see syllabus for more details. Most courses cover the basic 1st Aid topics covered in session 1 of the First Response course. However some topics included in sessions 2 or 3 of the guiding course may not be covered. If many topics have been missed you will need to attend that session of the First Response course to ensure you have all the lifesaving knowledge required by a guiding volunteer. If only one or two topics have not been included in the course you attended, you can have a conversation with a First Response trainer to update your missing knowledge.”  You will also need to complete the Frist response e-learning Click the following link to start the e-learning



All volunteers will need to complete the mandatory First Response e-learning. The e-learning’s main purpose is to bring all the guiding only rules and regulations from the First Response course together. In the past if you had completed an external 1st Aid course you would have needed to have a conversation with a commissioner to ensure you understood the guiding side of a 1st Aid incident. The e-learning has removed this need and standardized the information given to volunteers. An experience volunteer will know the majority of this information but for new volunteers its vital they are informed of guiding policies and procedures in ordered to conform with the Guiding code of conduct. Click the following link to start the e-learning

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