First Aid Training

Occupational First AidAll our first aid training is carried out by experienced professionals who are working or have worked in the medical field.

FAR – First Aid Responder


The course is for anyone wanting to learn how to recognise and care for people with life-threatening injuries before the arrival of healthcare practitioners. It is also for people who require basic first aid training as part of their job. This could include non-healthcare personnel, sports coaches, teachers and parents as a very small example.

On completion of this 3-day course, the First Aid Responder will be equipped with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and confidence to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the workplace or elsewhere until the arrival of emergency medical services. Also included is training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the administration of aspirin for cases of a suspected heart attack.

First Aid Response (FAR) is a new training standard developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council of Ireland. The objective of FAR is to improve, and replace the current Occupational First Aid course and have a standardised syllabus nationwide. FAR also includes the full Cardiac First Response Community standard.

Upon successful completion of this course participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to:
• Deal with life-threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions until the arrival of emergency medical services
• Provide an adequate response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive
• Provide first-aid in a wide range of environments including the workplace, home and recreational settings
• Display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations 

The course is facilitated by an instructor /tutor who will use a variety of techniques such as lectures, demonstrations, practical’s and group discussions amongst others, to guide you through the course.

The FAR course will take no less than 18 hours. This can be broken down to 6 hour days or be done over successive weekends.

Employees of small, medium or large enterprises across all sectors and the self-employed and anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of Pre hospital care.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a certificate from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council. This certificate will be valid for 2 years.

In order to maintain your qualification after your two-year certification period you will be required to undertake a refresher course. The refresher course consists of a two-day course designed to refresh the knowledge and skills you learned from your initial training. You must have a valid First Aid Response certificate in order to partake of this course

Course Attendance:
• Maximum of 8 participants
• 3 day duration

Participants comments:

“Very easy to listen to, covered all areas very well” Mary March 2018

“Tutor was very articulate and approachable. Excellent course” Sandra March 2018

“Everyone was given a chance to express anything they were confused about” Sara March 2018

Paediatric First Aid This one day course is specifically designed for anybody in charge of minding young babies or children from 0-7 years including parents, grandparents, babysitters etc. It is designed to assist participants in the treatment of minor accident / incident injuries and life saving skills.

Suggested Course Programme:

  • Child CPR
  • Epilepsy
  • Burns
  • Bleeds
  • Convulsions
  • Diabetes
  • Head Injuries
  • Unconsciousness
  • Asthma
  • Assess a situation
  • Arrange for medical help (Doctor, Cardiac Ambulance etc)
  • Life threatening conditions
We are rolling out a programme for Spring/Summer 2013 in local area dealing specifically with Paediatric training – 3 hours sessions for 2 weeks (1 evening per week) – If you are interested in holding one in your local area, contact [email protected] for further details.

Participants Comments:

“Good course, nice pace, not too formal” Barry June 2017

“Tutor was excellent, simple, clear & realistic” Sinead June 2018

“Course was excellently presented” Jane July 2018

“Excellent tutor, have done several first aid courses & this is the first one I wasn’t bored at” Pauline Jan 2017

“Tutor was a great – positive, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, serious, well read & practical” Sinead July 2017

This training is provided on a one to one basis, public training or private in house training. Out of hours training and Saturday are at no extra cost. All our training is carried out from Cork to Dublin, Limerick to Galway, Kilkenny to Wexford, Tipperary to Sligo and everywhere in between. Contact [email protected] for further details