Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

Unit 20

Unit 20 - Planning, Participating In and Reviewing Residential Experiences

Unit abstract

The purpose of this unit is to give learners the opportunity to plan, participate in and review the success of a residential experience away from home.

This unit will give learners the opportunity to develop a range of team and personal skills, knowledge and understanding that are an important aspect of a residential experience. For some learners it may be the first experience away from home. The learner will also develop many transferable skills such as communication, leadership, discipline and trust that would be of use in many areas of their lives.

This learning will be achieved through participation in a variety of different activities; which will culminate in learners having the ability to prepare for and participate in an over night stay and the requirements to ensure a safe and healthy trip.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit a learner should:

  • Understand the importance of personal well being during a residential experience away from home.
  • Understand how to care for residential accommodation
  • Be able to plan, prepare and take part in an overnight stay

1 Understand the role of the Fire and Rescue Service

Personal safety: responsibility for own and others health, safety and welfare

Personal hygiene: hygiene issues e.g. personal, food and environmental; preventing spread of infection resulting from poor hygiene

Nutritional requirements for activities: the requirement for maintaining a balanced diet; before, during and after activities; during rest periods; hydration; energy intake

2 Understand how to care for residential accommodation

Residential accommodation: types of residential accommodation e.g. tents, caravans, youth hostels, waterborne vessels, hotels; appropriateness of accommodation for residential experience

Responsibilities: health & safety, risk assessment, maintenance e.g. camp, equipment, housekeeping, respect for others and their property

3 Be able to plan, prepare and take part in an overnight stay

Planning and preparation: purpose of residential experience away from home e.g. hiking, camping, team building, skills development, fund raising; appropriate locations; planning process; visit local attractions; clothing and equipment; transport; wet weather alternatives; emergency procedures

Evaluating the residential experience: successes; personal learning; improvements for future events

Grading Grid

In order to pass this unit, the evidence that the learner presents for assessment needs to demonstrate that they can meet all of the learning outcomes for the unit. The criteria for a pass grade describe the level of achievement required to pass this unit.

Grading criteria
To achieve a pass grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to:
P1as a group member, plan an overnight residential experience away from home
P2take a part in a residential experience away from home and make a positive contribution
P3review the residential experience

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Essential Resources

Fire Service Manuals/Circulars:

  • Fire Services Youth Training Association-Fire and Rescue Service Manual Youth Training and Development (Stationary Office, 31st August 2004) ISBN10- 0113412932
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