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PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) Instructor

The aim of this First Aid Instructor course is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and attitude to train others to be First Aid Responders and teach a PHECC First Aid Response three-day certified course to students.

Our PHECC 2-day First Aid Response Instructor course is now measured against the QQI Level 5 Occupational First Aid Instructor qualification and is acceptable in the workplace as the qualification to fulfil the Safety & Health General Application Regulations 2007-2015.

The course covers all the essential aspects of Training including the skills to give effective presentations, good communications, assessments and remediation of learners.

This course is perfect for anyone who is looking to train others in the areas of emergency first aid skills leading to qualification as a First Aid Instructor.

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. ‚Äč

Entry Requirements

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.
Course Content

What is covered on our PHECC First Aid Response (FAR) Instructor Course

  • Demonstrate competence with the prepared clinical course content, critiqued by the course director.
  • Demonstrate competence in the use of the teaching and the audio-visual material provided and technical skills in the use of the product.
  • Demonstrate presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate appropriate class management skills adopting adult learning techniques.
  • Demonstrate appropriate assessment skills using the PHECC material and processes.
  • Demonstrate good verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a mature level of interpersonal skills to develop a good faculty/student/instructor rapport.
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills to ensure delivery of the entire learning package within course time constraints.
  • Understand the role of PHECC documentation, standards and examination processes.
  • Demonstrate assessment and evaluation in accordance with the course specific requirements of PHECC.
  • Training delivery
  • Defining aims and objectives
  • Effective training programs
  • Tools and Resources
  • Presentation skills
  • Setting up practical sessions


The assessment criteria for this lesson will be both formative and summative. Skills may be assessed during the programme, with an SAQ on completion of the last day. The format of the assessment has been aligned to PHECC criteria as below:

Course participants may have their skills assessed throughout or at the end of the course. Assessment sheets are developed and published by PHECC. The Responder Level Examination Handout for Recognised Institutions (PUB034) is also available. The mandatory components of Instructor assessments are:

  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%


Successful participants will receive a PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR) Instructor Certificate

Max participants: 6

Duration: 2 Days

Valid for 2 years

Who Should Attend

Anyone looking to train others in the areas of emergency first aid skills leading to qualification as a First Aid Instructor. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2005 you should ensure that you have qualified First Aid Responders on premises, note that the PHECC FAR course covers this requirement.

Note: This programme requires a high level of trainee participation and interaction where the theory is enhanced by practical demonstration of skills and practical application by trainees.


How do I become a First Aid Response Instructor?

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

  1. Have a valid First Aid Certificate or EFR provider certificate or show evidence of PHECC practitioner registration

  2. Have a valid CFR instructor certificate and this must be maintained

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 First Aid Response Instructor apart from the 2 Day Training?

In order to become certified as a PHECC FAR Instructor you must assist on two First Aid 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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