About the course
The course certificate will be awarded by ITC First, an OFQUAL Awarding Body, and valid for three years.
The content of the course will be the standard full course listed as Level 3 on the Regulated Qualifications framework, with the +F (Forestry) module included in the 18 hours.
The additional +F module will include all aspects listed as requirements for Forestry Commission and be of interest to Arboriculture teams:
Modules consist of;
- Dealing with catastrophic bleeding including the use of emergency bandages
- Haemostatic agents and tourniquets
- Insect and snake bites
- Tick bites including aftercare
- Recognition of Lyme Disease
- Crush injury.
- Various Practical scenarios will cover specific content and include:
- Dealing with extremes of cold (shelter, insulate and protect)
- Treating hypothermia including immersion
- Use of AED in cardiac Arrest
- Dealing with common medical emergencies (Epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, anaphylaxis)
- Post trauma care in remote setting where help will be delayed
- Casualty monitoring
There is no practical or written examination as assessment is by continuous assessment of practice
Part of the training is held outside in the woodlands. Please bring suitable outdoor footwear and clothing on all days