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PHECC Cardiac First Responder (CFR Community) Instructor

A PHECC Cardiac First Responder course is for a person wishing to complete training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and to impart the knowledge to learners.

The aim of this PHECC CFR Instructor Course is to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude to train others as Cardiac First Responders.

Duration: 2 Days


What are the Benefits?

Career Progression:
This course is the one of the foundation stepping stones for those interested in entering the emergency medical services, a healthcare practitioner or becoming a Trainer in Adult Education.

A First Aid Responder may become part of a volunteer group on a Community CFR Programme or assist as a First Aider in local clubs. This course will give you the knowledge to assist these groups and impart your own knowledge.

This course gives you the tools and confidence to educate learners on how to treat Life Threatening Incidents. This course could be a stepping stone in adding numerous other Instructor Courses to you CV.

Course Content

What is covered on our PHECC Cardiac First Response (CFR)– Community Instructor Course

  • Explain the role of PHECC.
  • Explain the Chain of Survival.
  • Demonstrate Adult and Child CPR.
  • Demonstrate the correct use of an AED.
  • Demonstrate Adult and Child Foreign Body Airway Obstruction.
  • Explain Critical Incident Stress Management.
  • Explain the steps required in dealing with a stroke and heart attack.
  • Demonstrate the recovery position.
  • Training delivery
  • Defining aims and objectives
  • Effective training programs
  • Tools and Resources
  • Presentation skills
  • Setting up practical sessions


  1. Undertake supervised teaching practices (minimum 2).
  2. Be assessed delivering both theory and practical module of the programme
  3. Complete full set of FAR skills assessments

Complete a short SAQ (Self-Assessment Questionnaire): pass mark is 80%


Joint Carraig Safety & Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) CFR Certificate Community Instructor

Max participants: 8

Duration: 2 Day

Valid for 2 years ​

Entry Requirment

English Proficiency:

  • To ensure the greatest opportunity for successful participation in our programmes, learners are required to have a good command of English in terms of reading, writing and speaking. This standard of proficiency is indicated by achieving or exceeding the standard of CEFR B2+Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) or standard of 6.0 on the IELTS.

Learners who have achieved a passing grade at Junior Certificate level will be deemed to meet this criterion. However, learners for whom English is not their first language, are required to advise Carraig Safety Consultants, and may be required to provide evidence of proficiency. This could include completing a standardised CEFR test or equivalent

Who Should Attend?

A pre-requisite for entry onto a CFR-Instructor course is that an individual has certified at provider level within the last 12 months. The level of provider certification (Community or Advanced) will dictate the level at which they may apply for instructor training. You must next successfully complete a CFR instructor course at a PHECC recognised institution.

The minimum age to become a CFR Instructor is 18. ​


How do I become a CFR Response Instructor?

To be considered eligible for entry to a CFR instructor course you must:

  1. Have a valid CFR provider certificate or show evidence of PHECC practitioner registration

Is remediation available if I do not pass the course?

Yes, Tutors will give learners every chance to pass the course and will help and encourage the learning experience throughout the 2 days.

What do I have to do in order to become a fully qualified CFR Instructor apart from the 2 Day Training?

In order to become certified as a PHECC FAR Instructor you must assist on two CFR Response Courses before being finally assessed by Carraig Safety. Carraig Safety is a PHECC Recognised Training Provider.

What do I need to bring?

We supply all course materials, manuals, packs and refreshments.

What Certification will I receive?

You will receive a Joint Carraig Safety and PHECC FAR Instructor Certificate.

How long is my training Valid for?

Refresher training has to be completed every two years

Who teaches the Course?

Instructors are all certified PHECC Instructors with many years experience in delivering this course.

Any Other Questions?

We'll be happy to answer any other questions you may have by phone or email. You can click the button below to ask a question online, or call us on 01 6293852.

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