1st Response Refresher

Tuesday 21st April 2020

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1st Response Refresher


TUESDAY 21st April 2019

Venue:  Thirtover Place (Donnington Lodge), Ashmore Green Road, Cold Ash, Newbury.  RG18 9JD

2 Hour Refresher

The 1st Response course is valid for 3 years from the date it is awarded.  After this time period, 1st Response holders or those who have had an external First Aid training can attend a Girlguiding 1st Response Refresher course.  This two hour course will update your training for a further three years.  Likewise any external First Aid Course is also valid for 3 years from the date it is awarded. The two-hour Refresher course is to update your skills. Remember, there is nothing stopping you attending another full course if you wish to, as this may enable you to feel more confident.

We recommend that volunteers who completed 1st Response more than three-and-a-half years ago attend the full 1st Response course, or equivalent first aid training, to refresh their skills.

If you already have a first aid qualification, you may not need to attend our 1st Response course. For your first aid qualification to be considered equivalent, it should:

  • be valid
  • have involved a training that was at least six hours long
  • included training for both adult and child CPR
  • covered all other topics in 1st Response training

If you have completed an external course that does not include child or adult CPR, then you should join part of a 1st Response or 1st Response Refresher course which covers this. Alternatively, ask a Trainer to do a one-to-one update for you.

Use the 1st Response course syllabus checklist below to make sure that your external qualification covers the same topics as this training. Then let your Commissioner know so GO can be updated.


Cost            £10.00 (You will be e mailed information on how to pay by county admin. This can be claimed from your unit, it is a legitimate unit expense)

Time:          Evening Refresher, registration 6.45pm, course 7.00pm to 9.00pm          

Please bring:

                     a notebook & pen

                     a blanket

                     your Leadership Qualification book (if appropriate)

                     a first aid kit if you wish to have it checked              

Guiding unifom/wear should be worn but please remember this is an active course where you move around so comfortable trousers should be worn.

Event Location:

Thirtover Place (Donnington Lodge), Ashmore Green Road, Cold Ash, Newbury. RG18 9JD

Event is full.

This event is now full and not taking any more bookings. Please keep an eye on our events page for our next event.

We look forward to seeing you there.