First Aid Response (PHECC Certified) - & Defibrillator

Category: Accredited Courses

First Aid Response – Certified by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)


It has recently been agreed between PHECC and the HSA that the PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) Education and Training Standard will replace the QQI Occupational First Aid L5 (5N1207) course as the established standard for occupational first aid training.

PHECC has designed the First Aid Response (FAR) Standard to offer appropriate training to individuals and groups who require a first aid skill set including cardiac first response.

This standard is designed to meet first aid and basic life support (BLS) requirements that a person known as “First Aid Responder” may encounter.

The FAR Standard meets the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) requirement for occupational first aid training for the workplace.

The Child and Family Agency (TUSLA) guidance also recognises FAR as the standard for child care.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of a recognised First Aid Response course, you will be able to:

1. Recognise and sssess the causes and effects of sudden illness and/or injury in a prehospital environment and call for emergency medical services.

2. React to such pre-hospital emergencies utilising PHECC clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). 

3. Respond in a safe, effective, and appropriate manner to such emergencies utilising the First Aid Response skill set and in accordance with PHECC CPGs as part of the pre-hospital continuum of care.

4. Record and report actions and interventions taken while responding to and managing such incidents and during handover to emergency medical services.

5. Retain a caring attitude in their role as First Aid Responders.


This course runs on Monday nights. See our Timetable for specific times and the fee

Duration: 10 weeks 

Accreditation: Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council


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