First Aid Responder Course

Start date: 27/11/2022

Duration: 3 Days

Location: An Chuasnóg, Baile Ard, Spiddal

Certificate: Certified by PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council)

Cost: €250

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

This course can be offered in-company or will be open to individuals at various times during the year. For more information or to book this course contact

This course offers appropriate training to individuals and groups who require a first aid skill set including cardiac first response. Designed by PHECC it meets first aid and basic life support (BLS) requirements that a person known as “First Aid Responder” may encounter. On completion The First Aid Responder is able to assess and manage patients who become suddenly ill or injured in the pre-hospital environment until the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS)

The course aims to equip learners with the practical skills, knowledge and competencies to - provide first aid and life-saving support in an accident situation.
NOTE: This course replaces the old QQI Occupational First Aid Course.

The course will cover:

o   Patient Assessment

o   Incident Procedures

o   Cardiac First Response- Community

o   Common medical emergencies

o   Injury management and shock

o   Care of the unconscious patient


o   Burns and electrical injury care

o   Hypothermia and hyperthermia

o   Information management

o   Communications

o   The well-being of the First Aid Responder

o   Assessments

Participants who successfully pass the assessments will be issued with a PHECC First Aid Responder Certificate. The certificate is valid for two years and indefinitely on attending a Refresher Course every two years

PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) is the statutory agency and the regulator for all pre-hospital emergency medical care in Ireland.

3 days –  7th 8th & 9th May


An Chuasnóg, Baile Ard, Spiddal, Co. Galway