First Aid Responder (FAR)



This 18 hr or 3-day course is targeted at staff and business owners alike. It is a Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) approved training course and is highly interactive. This course incorporates a Cardiac First Response (CFR) module that trains students in the safe use of defibrillators and also has an infant and child module as standard.

Upon completion of the course students are required to complete a skills based assessment and a multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ) and will be issued a PHECC/ recognised FAR training institute certificate which is valid for 2 years from date of course completion. FAR refresher training will now last 2 days or 12hrs minimum as per the PHECC guidelines. The FAR course syllabus will cover the following

  • Unit 1. Introduction to first Aid
  • Unit 2. Patient Assessment
  • Unit 3. Incident procedures
  • Unit 4. Cardiac First Response – community
  • Unit 5. Common medical emergencies
  • Unit 6. Injury management and shock
  • Unit 7. Care of the unconscious patient
  • Unit 8. Burns and electrical injury care
  • Unit 9. Hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • Unit 10. Information management
  • Unit 11. Communications
  • Unit 12. The well being of the first aider


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