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First Aid Courses

Specialist first aid training for horse riders and people working with horses

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First Aid Courses

At Medi-K First Aid Training for horse riders, we offer training that is targeted, specific and relevant to anyone involved with horses in any capacity.

Medi-K offers emergency first aid and other training to horse riders workers in an effort to reduce the number of serious and fatal accidents every year.

The leading training provider has tailored its popular First Aid at Work courses to the equestrian sector and added “rider specific” content, to reflect the risks riders/grooms face on a daily basis.

Additional, specialised content on the courses includes:

  • Managing head & spinal injuries
  • Treatment of rider wearing safety kit
  • Crush injuries
  • Casualties suffering from extremes of heat and cold.

The training aims to increase safeguards for workers in the equine industry – particularly where an employer’s risk assessment indicates that extra measures must be taken to manage potential severe injuries.

Training is delivered on site at a riding establishment/Yard across the UK & Ireland.

Select from the list of courses in the panel below or contact us for more information

Kay Patterson, Medi-K Paramedic & Training Director

"The nature of their work means riders face high risk levels; sadly, that's reflected in the volume of injuries reported every year.

These are people frequently riding and handling horses, often working in remote locations, so it's vital to know what to do when accidents happen – particularly as injuries can be significant and life-threatening.

Our expert trainers will equip people with first aid skills to help them how to deal with a range of incidents in the countryside. This can mean the difference between a life lost and a life saved in an emergency."

Minimum Riding Discipline First Aid Requirements for Coaches / Instructors /Volunteers

Discipline/Requirement EFAW FAW 2 Day Requal
British Dressage (BD)   done done
British Eventing (BE)   done done
British Horseracing Authority (BHA) done done done
British Riding Club (BRC)   done done
British Horse Society (BHS)   done done
British Show Jumping (BSJA) done    
The Pony Club - Trained done    
The Pony Club - Qualified   done done
Riding for the Disabled (RDA) done    
Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS)   done done
UKCC 1 done    
UKCC 2   done done
UKCC 3   done done

Available First Aid Courses

FAA Level 3 First Aid at Work (QCF) – with Equestrian-Specific Supplement info_outline trending_flat
FAA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) – with Equestrian-Specific Supplement info_outline trending_flat
FAA Level 3 First Aid at Work (QCF) – Requalification – with Equestrian-Specific Supplement info_outline trending_flat
FAA Level 2 Award in CPR & Automated External Defibrillation (QCF) info_outline trending_flat
Level 3 (RQF) Award in Principles of Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults - Equestrian Specific Supplement info_outline trending_flat
Emergency First Aid At Work (QCF Level 2) - Farrier Specific Supplements info_outline trending_flat
Emergency First Aid At Work (QCF Level 2) - Vet Specific Supplements info_outline trending_flat
Child Protection for Equestrians – Refresher (online) info_outline trending_flat
Emergency Response – Equestrian specific supplements info_outline trending_flat
Young Riders First Aid info_outline trending_flat