How to earn your badge
You will need to take part in around six to eight hours of training, which should be taught by an adult with relevant knowledge.
- Explain to your leader or another adult about how to call 999.
- Explain how you help someone who:
- is unconscious
- is unconscious and not breathing
- is bleeding
- has a burn
- has heat exhaustion
- has hypothermia
- is choking
- is having an asthma attack
- is having a heart attack
- has a head injury
- has a suspected spinal injury
- has a broken bone
- has a sprain or strain
- has meningitis
- is having a stroke
- is experiencing a diabetic emergency
- is having a severe allergic reaction
- is having a seizure.
If you hold a first aid award covering this or a similar syllabus from a recognised first aid provider (such as the British Red Cross or St John Ambulance) you can automatically get this badge.
You must take part in formal training to gain this badge – a first aid award covering this or a similar syllabus. Your training must be from a recognised first aid provider, such as the British Red Cross or St John Ambulance.
If you’re taking part in the Young Leaders’ Scheme, you can take this badge as an alternative to the Young Leaders’ Module K First Aid Master Class. Stage 5 exceeds the requirements for the First Response badge.