3 Day Far Course
First Aid Responder (FAR) Training Course Cork
(3 Days)

The 3-day First Aid Responder (FAR) training course is delivered by an experienced PHECC approved FAR instructor. This course will give participants the skills and knowledge to respond to a range of serious and life-threatening ​incidents.  This course is the standard for anybody wishing to become a certified occupational first aider in the workplace and may prove invaluable for people from all walks of life, including; non-healthcare personal, teachers, parents and sports coaches to name a few. Being a certified First Aid Responder may not only save somebodys life but is also a huge addition to anybody's CV.

What is covered in the course?

  • First Aid in the workplace
  • Patient Assessment
  • Incident Procedure
  • Infant CPR
  • Cardiac First Response - Community Level
  • Automated External Defibrillator - AED
  • Common Medical Emergencies (asthma, diabetes, seizures, poisoning, fainting)
  • Injury Management & Shock
  • Care of the Unconscious Patient
  • Burns and Electrical Injury Care
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • Information Management
  • Communications
  • The well-being of the first aider

What certification will participants receive?

Upon successfully completing the course, participants will receive their Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Responder certification. This certification is valid for 2 years and requires a two-day refresher course after this period in order to keep it up to date.  

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered through a combination of PowerPoint presentations and DVD led training. There is a strong focus on interactive learning, with participants practising important skills through a range of demonstrations and fun role-play activities. The course is delivered through English and will take no longer than 18 hours spread out over 3 days. The FAR course can be completed over 3 consecutive days or over three weekends (i.e. 3 consecutive Saturdays).

How is the course assessed?

There is a short Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) exam at the end of the course, followed by a skills assessment (i.e. responding to a cardiac arrest, severe bleeding, shock etc). All topics on the final assessment will be covered in detail over the three-day training course. ​

Who can do the course?

There are no prerequisites for the FAR course so it is suitable for everyone. However, it is important that students are physically capable of carrying out CPR as well as undertaking other practical skills, such as attempting to clear a blockage in someone who is choking, placing somebody in the recovery position and bandaging injured limbs.

Where do the courses take place?

Private courses can take place 'on-site' at the workplace, with our public courses run at various destinations. Courses are group dependent with a maximum of 8 persons per course.

Who is PHECC?

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) is an independent statutory agency with responsibility for standards, education and training in the field of pre-hospital emergency care. Their role is to regulate emergency medical services (EMS) in Ireland and protect the public. The 3-day PHECC training course is the industry standard for anyone wishing to become a recognised first aider in the workplace.

How much does it cost?

Please contact for pricing information.