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Young Riders First Aid

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Young Riders First Aid

Medi-K believes that first aid is a key life skill which everyone should know and wants all young riders to have some simple first aid skills so they can take positive action if faced with a first aid emergency.

Young riders will be able to treat minor wounds and injuries and to know basic signs of serious conditions and injuries and to know how to get adult help in case of an accident.

The course is aimed at 8-14 years, but it can suit children of any age.

The course will show complete respect for the child’s ability, make it educational and practical, and instil the importance of helping someone who is poorly or injured.

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£285 for group
3 hours
12 riders aged 8-14
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Who is this course suitable for?

Young riders who help out on the yard, Pony Club members, those attending camps as a great invaluable fun session.

Course syllabus and assessment

Course content:

  • To be aware of danger and your own safety
  • Understand the importance of getting help quickly and giving the right information
  • Dealing with minor injuries
  • Recognising more serious injuries and knowing the importance of keeping the injured person still.

Key points:

  • Checking for danger and sending for help promptly
  • Recognise when someone is not breathing normally and know how to attempt resuscitation.
  • Know the recovery position.
  • Know how to control bleeding and deal with minor wounds
  • Know how to deal with a nosebleed
  • Know the treatment for a burn.
  • Know the signs of a head, neck or back injury and understand the importance of not moving the patient.
  • Know the importance of reassuring the patient and keeping them warm.

 

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Certification

All young rider attendees will receive a first aid booklet/story, rosette and this course meets the requirements for the Pony club first aid badge.

This is a non-regulated qualification and attendance is all that is required. Optional test/quizzes are available in the form of a worksheet if required.

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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

Courses are arranged on a day, time and at a location to suit you. The cost and time of travelling are eliminated so yard duties can be tended to during the day.

All courses are bespoke to your riding establishment, with training tailored to meet your needs whether you are a riding club, polo club, hunt club, driving or pony club.

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Brilliant course with lots of participation. Kay makes learning fun and has amazing knowledge and experience to share. Look forward to the next one – good luck with everything Kay! xx

Rosemary Rea

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