First Response (Module 10)


Leaders, managers and supporters in Scouting must hold a current first aid qualification at the time of gaining their Wood Badge and at the appointment renewal. However, they are encouraged to keep their qualification up to date at all times. The minimum standard for this qualification is First Response, but higher levels of qualification are needed if delivering first aid training or leading certain kinds of adventurous activities. This provision will ensure a minimum standard of first aid knowledge and training across the Movement.


Courses are delivered by trainers on a voluntary basis.


Below are some frequently asked questions and answers.


What is covered in First Response training?

Full Session – click here


How often do i need to repeat my training?

A module 10 training session must be completed every three years.



I have been told that aspects of the training have changed.

Working with Girlguiding a guidance sheet about the changes has been created to be used in conjunction with the current First Response resources – click here to view


How do I book on First Response Training?

All sessions are booked through the Leicestershire Scouts training booking system – click here


Where can I find more information about the first response training?

The Scout Association Webpage can be found here


I have a question relating to First Response / First Aid (relating to scouting) and can’t find the answer?

Please email


I am struggling to find a session that I can book on – who do I contact?

In the first instance please contact your Local Training Manager, who can explore options available

Additional sessions may be arranged dependant on trainer and room availability


I’ve been told that because of other training or my job I don’t need to do the training

The Scout Association does recognise that some professions by the nature of the job will have a first aid element; for example Nurses, Midwives, Police Officers, Medical Practitioners, Members of HM Armed Forces, Ambulance Care – Assistants/Paramedics/Technicians, etc. to exempt these profession from undergoing more first aid training, they are required to provide evidence of an up-to-date qualification which should meet the criteria for what is considered our minimum standard (as listed above). With regards to ‘evidence’, this can be a certificate or an official letter confirming the necessary areas have been met. Please refer to the TSA Guidance here and discuss this with your Training advisor.