1st Response

Leaders, is your First Response Certificate up to date? It requires to be renewed every 3 years.

The next 1st Response course will be held on Sunday 4th June 2017, 9.15 am to 4.30 pm at the
NI Scout Centre Crawfordsburn, 20 Bridge Road South, Helen's Bay, BT19 1JT.

Cost £12.00

To book a place please phone or email the Scout Office 028 9049 2829, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and send payment to The Scout Association, 109 Old Milltown Road, Belfast, BT8 7SP.  Cheques payable to NISC.  Credit/Debit Card payments can also be taken at the Scout Office.

The following qualifications exempt Leaders from First Response Training...

NHS Ambulance Technician

NHS Ambulance Paramedic

British Red Cross Adult Standard First aid Certificate

St Andrew’s Ambulance Association Standard First Aid Certificate

St John Ambulance Lifesaver Plus Certificate

St John Ambulance Mountain First Aid Certificate

St John Ambulance Live Saver Certificate of Competence

St John Ambulance Live Saver Plus Certificate of Competence

Health & Safety Executive First Aid at Work Certificate gained at place of work

British Association of Ski Patrollers First Aid Certificate

Offshore Rig Medic Qualification

Robert Gordon Institute First Aid Qualification

First Aid at Work Qualification of an Ambulance Service

PADI Medic First Aid or First Aid Instructor Qualification

RYA First Aid Certificate

BCU Aquatic First Aid

Health and Safety Executive Appointed Persons



The following professions are also exempt from undertaking basic First Aid training for a role in Scouting by virtue of the training undertaken as part of their job.


Police Officers who have attended their annual First Aid provision course.

Members of HM Armed Forces who have completed their annual refresher training.

Nurses on the UKCCRegister