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…

£1060 + VAT
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.


A really useful and enjoyable day learning some straightforward and practical first aid! As someone who has done very little first aid training at all I felt much more confident about helping in the future. The course was very well structured and I would definitely recommend it.

Liddy Hill

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