First Response Training Update
This is an extension of Girlguiding’s existing policy that we should have at least one person in each unit team with a valid first response qualification.
Delivering first response training has been challenging during COVID, so we know that there are volunteers with first response qualifications that are due to expire, and units that might struggle to meet this new requirement if only one member of their team that is qualified.
County is currently planning a first response training programme involving our own trainers and external trainers to make sure that we catch up. Details will be announced soon and places will be offered on a priority basis.
When lockdown restrictions ease, our District Commissioners will work with units that want to resume face-to-face meetings straight away to ensure that every meeting has a first response qualified volunteer present.
In the meantime, if you have completed a first response training through work or another organisation, please let your DC know. She will need to see your certificate and the details of the course content. Your DC can set up a Zoom call with one of our Girlguiding trainers to have a top up discussion to cover the Girlguiding-specific elements that you would normally get on a guiding-run course.
You can find out if your external first response qualification is accepted by checking the link below.
If you have any questions about first response training, please contact your DC for help.
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