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Voluntary Work: Young People

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 45080, tabled on 6 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of making first aid a compulsory module of the National Citizen Service.

Answered on

14 September 2016

Many local NCS delivery partners already choose to deliver first aid modules to participants. The NCS Trust, the independent organisation that delivers NCS, works closely with specialist first aid providers to design this training. Many NCS participants also visit local fire stations and emergency departments to gain an understanding of the work of Community Emergency Response Teams in their area.

The NCS Trust is running a series of curriculum pilots during the 2016 summer and autumn programmes. One of these pilots focuses on a first aid module. The findings of the pilots will be fed into next year's NCS programmes.