First Aid Response Instructor

Basic 1st Aid Training

Become a PHECC First Aid Response Instructor

Platinum Safety’s PHECC 2-day First Aid Response Instructor course running in Limerick, Cork, Tipperary, Waterford, Kerry and Nationwide on request is now measured against the previous QQI Level 5 First Aid Instructor qualification and is acceptable in the workplace as the qualification to fulfill the Safety & Health General Application Regulations 2007. Platinum Safety’s First Aid Response Course covers all the essential aspects of training including the skills to give effective presentations, good communications, assessments and remediation of learners.

Who should attend? Anyone looking to train others in the areas of emergency first aid skills leading to qualification as a First Aid Instructor.

How do I become a First Aid Instructor?

To be considered eligible for entry to Platinum Safety’s FAR instructor course you must:

  1. Have a valid First Aid Certificate or EFR provider certificate or show evidence of PHECC practitioner registration (EMT, P or AP)
  2. Have a valid CFR Instructor certificate and this must be maintained

Once you have the above you are eligible to complete Platinum Safety’s 2-day First Aid Response Instructor course which includes tuition in instructional methods and a period of supervised teaching practice. The period of supervised teaching practice is not specified and may be extended until the specific learning outcomes are achieved. The typical pathway is to assist on the first course, part teach the second and deliver a third independently while being monitored.

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Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes are aligned to the PHECC Educational Training Standards:

There are competencies that students who achieve the First Aid Responder standard are required to demonstrate. Upon completion of a recognised First Aid Response course the student will be able to:

  1. Recognise and Assess the causes and effects of sudden illness and/or injury in a pre-hospital environment and call for emergency medical services.
  2. React to such pre-hospital emergencies (plus those generated by “Special Circumstances”, to be defined for each SC award), utilising PHECC CPGs.
  3. Respond in a safe, effective, and appropriate manner to such emergencies utilising the First Aid Response skill set and in accordance with PHECC CPGs as part of the pre-hospital continuum of care.
  4. Record and Report actions and interventions taken while responding to and managing such incidents and during handover to emergency medical services.
  5. Retain a professional and caring attitude in their performance as a First Aid Instructor.

First Aid Response Instructor Assessment

The assessment criteria for this lesson will be both formative and summative. Skills may be assessed during the programme. The format of the assessment has been aligned to PHECC criteria as below:

Platinum Safety’s 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 PHECC Approved Training Institutions (ATI) 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: pass mark is 80%


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