First Aid

Ensuring that our members have access to first aid cover at all Scouting events is a key aspect of providing Safe Scouting. Anyone with a role in Scouting that is ‘youth facing’ will be required to hold a Scout First Response qualification (or equivalent).

Birmingham Scouts provides free first aid training courses that cover all the elements of the Scout First Response qualification and are delivered by professional first aid trainers. These courses are delivered across the city and so there should be one that is running near to you.

Available courses

Scouts First Response Course

This is an in-person course that covers all the requirements for the Scouts First Response. It runs over 1 day from 9am to 4pm.

To help us balance the attendance at these courses, if you are renewing your First Aid please can you try and book on a course that is nearest to your expiry date or no more than 3 months before.

Sunday 21st January 2024


195th St John Scout Group, The Scout Hut, Turves Green, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 4DG

Sunday 4th February 2024


The Village, Fosse Way Drive, off Court Lane, New Oscott, B23 5LD

Saturday 2nd March 2024


144th Birmingham Scout Group, Ragley Drive, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 3TU

Saturday 20th April 2024


260th Scouts - Rear of 254 Spring Road, Tyseley, BIRMINGHAM, B11 3DW

Sunday 19th May 2024


2nd Sutton Coldfield Scout HQ, The rear of 39 Highbridge Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5QB

Saturday 15th June 2024


195th St John Scout Group, The Scout Hut, Turves Green, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 4DG

Sunday 7th July 2024



The Village, Fosse Way Drive, off Court Lane, New Oscott, B23 5LD

If you have completed a first aid course externally to Scouts, this may not have covered all the requirements of First Response. Please refer to the First Aid checklist and First Aid flowchart to ensure your course meets the requirements and how to validate it..

Wood Badge Training

Getting Started

Getting Started is the essential toolkit for new leaders. A series of online modules that provide
the basics skills for your first months in a role. This includes

  • Essential Information
  • Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • GDPR
  • Tool for the Role

Getting Going

This in-person 1-day course covers the following essential skills for leaders

  • Fundamentals of Scouting
  • Skills of Leadership
  • Working with Adults
  • Scouting for All
  • Administration

Getting Going dates 2023/2024

Saturday 13th January 2024. Approx.09:00 - 17:00 - Broadway Plaza

 

 

 

 

Getting On

This in-person 1-day course covers the following essential skills for leaders

  • Programme Planning and Delivery
  • Growing the Section
  • Supporting Young People
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • International

Getting On dates for 2023

 

 

Getting Out

This in-person weekend course covers the following essential skills for leaders and is run at our
County Campsite, Blackwell Adventure.

  • Residential Experiences
  • Running Safe Activities
  • Practical Skills
  • International

Getting Out dates 2023

Dates coming soon - Possibly April/May and Sept/Oct

We are working to add dates for this course and the Getting Out booking form link will appear here when dates are confirmed

Managers and Supporter Training Courses

 

To help support our volunteers in manager and supporter roles, the West Midlands region offers three courses to provide additional training in the skills for these roles. More information about these courses can be found here. To book onto a course, please use the link at the bottom of the table.

More information on the individual courses can be found at this link.

MONTH DAY DATE VENUE TOPIC
February 2024 Sat 24th Walsall Meeting the Challenges
Sun 25th Walsall Achieving Growth
March 2024 Sat 23rd Warwick Skills of Management Day 1
Sun 24th Warwick Skills of Management Day 2
April 2024 Sat 20th Stoke on Trent Achieving Growth
Sun 21st Stoke on Trent Meeting the Challenges
September 2024 Sat 21st Walsall Skills of Management Day 1
Sun 22nd Walsall Skills of Management Day 2
October 2024 Sat 26th Warwick Achieving Growth
Sun 27th Warwick Meeting the Challenges
November 2024 Sat 23rd Stoke on Trent Skills of Management Day 1
Sun 24th Stoke on Trent Skills of Management Day 2