Child's Equestrian Safety Course (CESC)

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Child's Equestrian Safety Course (CESC)

This is a two day course in “Pony Club” Emergency paediatric first aid and is taught by health care professionals that deal with these equestrian related injuries on a daily basis. The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

The course will be offered as optional to volunteers in 2018/2019 and can be added on to their one-day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course, which they will have undertaken as a PC volunteer if completed within six weeks, this will then be offered at a discounted cost throughout 2018. Then in 2020 we will require volunteers to undertake this PC two-day course as a mandatory requirement. Again, each day can be done within six weeks on a date to suit your group or centre.  The qualification will last 3 years.

The extra training will not only provide an EFAW qualification but also a nationally regulated OFQUAL level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid where you will learn how to be able to manage an ill/injured child in the event of an emergency. It consists of a range of subjects including fractures, shock, concussion, dealing with foreign bodies and various medical conditions for example recognising the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and much more…

£900 discounted for a group onsite booking of a max of 12 volunteers in 2018
16hrs over 2 days
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Who is this course suitable for?

Course syllabus and assessment

This course is suitable for anyone volunteering within the Pony Club (coaches, officials, supervisors/volunteers and non healthcare professionals) and anyone working with children in the equestrian environment.

A range of subjects is covered including:
• Role of the Paediatric First Aider
• Seizure
• Diabetic emergencies
• Primary survey
• Choking
• Asthma
• Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)
• Minor injuries
• Meningitis
• Wounds, bleeding and shock
• Recovery position                                                                                                                                            
• Febrile convulsions
• Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis
• Fractures
• Extreme cold and heat
• Head, neck and back injuries
• Foreign bodies
• Electrical incidents



The qualifcation is assessed both through practical demonstration and written assessment.
A learner must successfully pass both the written and practical assessments to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training.

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Our courses are accredited by major awarding bodies: First Aid Awards & Ofqual

  • First aid Instructors are qualified to the highest standard with experience of using first aid in the equine industry.
  • All instructors have undergone comprehensive training themselves, enabling them to deliver a consistent and up-to-date quality course
  • All our Instructors are DBS checked

Convenient & flexible

We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling.


An excellent first aid course, Aled was an excellent instructor, we all had fun as well as learning new and interesting skills, first class in every way and would certainly book again when required, many thanks xxx 

Wendy Lilian Coe

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