Certified Instructor Led Training

First Aid Responder (FAR)

This 3 day PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) certified course is designed to provide candidates with appropriate training who require a first aid skill set including cardiac first response. This course, formerly known as the 'Occupational First Aid Course' (FETAC Level 5), has been designed to meet the needs of first aid and basic life requirements within the workplace and is additionally approved by the Health and Safety Authority of Ireland (HSA).

The child and family governing agency, TUSLA, has also recognised this course as the standard for child care.

Who should attend?

This PHECC accredited First Aid Response course may be a healthcare practitioner, or a member of the public who has undertaken a First Aid Response course incorporating the Cardiac First Response (CFR) standard. Typically, it includes those involved in the health sector especially those working in hospitals and medical care professionals.

**Note: It is only deemed necessary to complete this course should your businesses risk assessment warrant it.

An alternative online course is ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’. Customers to date have found this course to be both cost and time effective. It is an interactive course that provides candidates with the fundamental practical and recommended life-saving skills to deal with an emergency situation.


The cost of the public course is €295 per person. Private in-company training is from €169 per person (max of 8 people). For further information please email or ring 087 250 4888.

The course concentrates on key First Aid Responder topics including:

1. Patient assessment
2. Incident procedure
3. Cardiac First Response – Community
4. Common medical emergencies
5. Injury management and shock
6. Care of the unconscious patient
7. Burns and electrical injury care
8. Hypothermia and hyperthermia
9. Information management
10. Communications
11. Well-being of the first aid responder

  • First Aid Response (FAR) Certificate – PHECC Accredited
  • The FAR training course is valid for 2 years after which recertification training (2 day FAR Refresher) is required.

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