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Several people have been asking about First Response courses, I’m delighted to say we have the first few dates confirmed, and will have more coming online very soon.

A recent survey highlighted that several people are available midweek, so some courses are being run midweek in addition to the more traditional weekend dates. All sessions are face to face, and we have a risk assessment in place. The risk assessment applies to both 10B only and the full course, and some of the key points are:

· All concerned are to wear a mask (unless exempt) and to use hand sanitiser

· All should maintain a distance of 1m from each other

· Numbers of attendees are restricted to 12 per session

· Good ventilation will be maintained in the training venue

· Each manikin will be allocated to an individual for each session and will be cleaned between each session

· We will not ask anyone to demonstrate rescue breaths on the manikin, just chest compressions

Module 10B only is the practical demonstration and is available to the 255 people who completed the 3 theory sessions over Zoom earlier this year. If module 10A is not validated in Compass you are not eligible for module 10B. There will be multiple sessions for 10B in a single day; participants will be able to book the time slot they prefer. Please arrive promptly for your time slot to avoid any delay building up over the day; but not too early as we want the previous group to have time to depart. Extrasensory perception of the traffic conditions on your route to the training venue will clearly help with this!

First Response full course is modules 10A and 10B in a single all-day session.

As the demand is huge, it’s vitally important that if you can’t attend you MUST cancel your booking in Eventbrite at the earliest possible opportunity to allow another Leader to use the place. Lists of non-attendees (who have not cancelled) will be distributed to Districts.


Date Day Course Type Link
06/11/2021 Saturday Full https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/202045181577
09/11/2021 Tuesday Full https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/202048862587
11/11/2021 Thursday 10B only https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/202051360057
13/11/2021 Saturday Full https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/202049755257
15/11/2021 Monday Full https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/202050236697
21/11/2021 Sunday 10B only https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/202053867557
26/11/2021 Friday 10B only https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/202054840467
Finally – don’t panic if you can’t immediately book a course.  We have until the end of January, and more dates will be added to meet the demand.  We’ll also have some held in East Lothian, Midlothian and Borders so leaders there don’t need to travel to Edinburgh – unless they really want to! 

If it seems a long time since the theory was covered, you may want to watch some of the St John’s Ambulance videos we used, some links are below.