Project Description

What is First Aid Response?

First aid response is the provision of care for people with life-threatening injuries before the arrival of healthcare practitioners. It is first aid training for all persons for example non-healthcare personnel, sports coaches, childcare practitioners, lifeguards, teachers and parents (this is a non-exhaustive list). This care given can be anything from cleaning and bandaging a minor wound to performing CPR until an ambulance arrives. 

First Aid Response (FAR) is a training standard developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council of Ireland. FAR also includes the full Cardiac First Response Community standard.


At the completion of this First Aid Responder course learners will be able to:

  • deal with life threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until arrival of emergency medical services;
  • provide First Aid Response for non-life-threatening conditions whilst preventing further harm prior to the arrival of emergency medical services;
  • provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments such as home, work environment, and general day to day on-goings;
  • demonstrate personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations;
  • recognise and be able to cope with the additional challenges provided by “Special Circumstances” for which additional training must be completed;
Course content includes:
  • patient assessment,
  • incident procedure,
  • common medical emergencies,
  • C.P.R., (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
  • injury management,
  • care of the unconscious patient,
  • burns and electrical injury,
  • hypothermia and hyperthermia,
  • information management,
  • communication, and
  • well-being of the first aid responder.
Method of training involves:
  • Power-Point,
  • DVD’s,
  • practical roleplay, and
  • demonstration to guide you through the course.

3 Days (Can be completed on consecutive days or over several weeks, weekends etc.)

Maximum Participants:



PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) & PHECC Cardiac First Response (CFR) Certificate – (Both Valid for 2 yrs) Recertification of FAR must be completed within the 2 years.


Participants complete Practical and Theory Assessment.
Theory assessment is multiple choice questions.
Participants must achieve a mark of 80% or higher in each element of the assessment.


€300 for 3-day First Aid Response p/p

€200 for 2-day refresher for First Aid Response p/p

Group Discount

If you are a company, community group, crèche or an individual who can co-ordinate a group of 10 people, you can avail of a group discount.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, in order to secure a refund, you must notify us at least 72 hours in advance. Otherwise course fees will not be refunded but we may, at our discretion, be able to offer you a place on an alternative date.