Scot Medical

Independent Ambulance Service


equestrian first aid at work

This Scot Medical course is aimed at human first aid for anyone involved with horses where the First Aid at Work qualification is needed in addition to specific injuries involved when working with horses and a course tailored to equestrian subjects. If you are involved in teaching riding or other activities you are required to have the BHS first aid qualification or the HSE First Aid at Work qualification. With this course, it includes the approved FAW with extra subjects that are needed in the equestrian world.

Alongside traditional first aid subjects, our Equestrian focussed First Aid Training Courses include the following content, depending on exactly what your requirements are:

  • Removal of riding hats and protective equipment

  • Lyme disease recognition and treatment

  • Crush injury treatment

  • Treatment for traumatic injuries sustain from kicking

  • Head, face and spinal injuries

  • Hypothermia recognition and treatment

Scot Medical Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.

The First Aid at Work course (FAW) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that they require a fully trained first aider for their workplace. This course is available as a Scot Medical vocational training qualification, all courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2013 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2017 changes.

Also included to comply with the latest HSE and ERC guidelines, are Tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings. 

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021 as per the HSE requirements.

This course must be at least 20 contact hours and run over a minimum of 3 days and the certificate is valid for 3 years. To renew you need to attend a 12 contact hour 2-day FAW requalification course.

A modern approach to training backed up by years of experience delivering online, blended and classroom courses. Clear, concise and engaging, when you choose Scot Medical you reduce the cost, not the quality of your training.

We also offer a basic one-day course for those who do not need the qualification for teaching or professional reasons called Basic Equestrian First Aid.

  • Horse riders / producers / competitors / grooms,

  • Dressage / show jumping / XC instructors & trainers,

  • Eventing instructors & trainers,

  • Harness & driving trainers,

  • Polocrosse / horseball / polo trainers,

  • Showing instructors & sidesaddle trainers,

  • Western trainers,

  • Vaulting trainers,

  • Freelance instructors & trainers,

  • Endurance trainers,

  • Point to point & horse racing trainers,

  • Equestrian organisations, groups and societies,

  • Yards and stables,

  • Equestrian colleges & education centres,

  • Equestrian clubs – riding clubs, pony clubs and Hunts, happy hackers, horse mad families and more!



Equestrian First Aid at work course

If you would like more information on this course or to book a course contact us now.  Prices start from £1200 for inhouse training for up to 12 people.