The current First Response course options are

  1. A full day 6-hour in-person training.

  2. 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. Virtual sessions 2 and 3 can be booked via the Midlands Region website

For both options, the First Response E-learning module must also be completed before the course completion can be added to your GO record.


Bookings for 6-hour courses or standalone Session 1 should come via email to the county office to with "First Response" as the subject.

Current Warwickshire First Response course dates are:

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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 First 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 First response e-learning Click the following link to start the e-learning on the Learning Platform



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 experienced volunteer will know the majority of this information but for new volunteers it is vital they are informed of guiding policies and procedures in order to conform with the Guiding code of conduct. Click the following link to find the e-learning Learning Platform

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