First Response training

The Scout Association has announced updates to the First Response training module. Under the new training guidelines the Refresher course is no longer available, all volunteers must therefore complete the full six hours of training to renew the First Response certificate.

In order to offer flexible training for our volunteers we are offering two pathways for First Response training:

  • Full day course – six hour face-to-face course;
  • Blended model – online and practical training over three sessions.

First Response is now validated in Compass as two modules: Module 10A (Theory) and Module 10B (Practical), both modules must be validated to gain the full First Response certificate, attendance on the full day course will validate both modules.

All courses can be accessed via the Training diary.

Full day course (single session)

To take part in a full day (six hours) course, book a place via the Training diary. Courses take place in different venues across the county and are usually limited to 12–14 participants per course.

Blended model (three sessions)

Module 10A – theory 1 (online course)

(delivered via Hampshire Scouts)

Click this link for the e-learning session – complete the enrolment and follow the online instructions for the (approx) 2.5 hours e-learning session. The course can be completed in sections and saved. On completion of all sections, submit the form (selecting ‘Berkshire’) so your progress can be recorded by our County Administrator. 

Module 10A – theory 2 (via Zoom)

(delivered by Berkshire Scouts trainers)

Complete an interactive online session with a First Response trainer (via Zoom). Courses can be booked via the Training Diary.

Additional First Response Module 10A e-learning & zoom courses can be accessed via Hampshire Scouts, click here for availability and booking information.

On completion of First Response theory 1 and 2, Module 10A will be validated on Compass.

Module 10B – practical

(delivered by Berkshire Scouts trainers)

Volunteers to attend a short face-to-face practical session (approx 30 minutes) to validate the practical elements of the training. This will include CPR, recovery position, and the opportunity to discuss with the trainer anything you are unsure about. Module 10A (parts 1 and 2) must be completed prior to attending this training.

Courses can be booked via the Training Diary.

On completion, Module 10B will be validated on Compass and a full First Response certificate issued. This will be valid for three years.

The following table is a summary of the ‘blended model’:

Theory 1Requirede-learningLink to e-learning session
(approx 2.5 hours)
Theory 2RequiredZoom theory
(with FR trainer) 
Book via Training Diary
PracticalRequiredPracticalBook via Training Diary

External First Aid training
& First Response online conversion course

Any external first aid course that is set by a reputable body and meets the criteria of the First Response course can be considered a suitable alternative. The full First Response syllabus and course requirements can be found on The Scout Association website. Evidence of completion, for example an attendance certificate, can be submitted to the volunteer’s line manager or training advisor for validation.

If the course does not cover an element of the syllabus (for example child CPR or Sepsis/Meningitis) volunteers should make themselves aware of the signs, symptoms and treatment of these conditions. To help meet this requirement Hampshire Scouts have produced three e-learning modules which cover the additional content required for Module 10A & B – First Response.

Conversion from Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day)

Conversion from First Aid at Work (3 day/2 day refresher)

Conversion from Child/Paediatric/Schools First Aid course

If you have any queries please contact:
County Administrator

How to get involved

Register interest in volunteering or join our youth programme