Glenealy IT Centre

PHECC FAR -First Aid Response Training Course

PHECC accredited

Successful participants on our First Aid Response training course will receive a joint PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) / recognised institution First Aid Response (FAR) card/certificate.

This FAR Occupational first aid certification is valid for 2 years after which recertification training is required. 

Person being carried on stretcher representing First Aid Response training Glenealy IT Centre Wicklow

Course aim

First Aid Response (FAR) is PHECC’s newest education and training standard. Participants are trained to provide first aid for a person until the arrival of the emergency medical services. This First Aid Response training course is the only recognised Health and Safety Authority standard for occupational first aid training in the workplace.

Upon completion of the First Aid Response training course the learner will have acquired the skills to:

  • Deal with life threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until arrival of emergency medical services
  • Provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive
  • Display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence, while understanding their limitations
This course replaces QQI Occupational First Aid.

Course content

The PHECC FAR standard covers the following content:

  • Patient assessment
  • Incident procedure
  • Cardiac first response (AED/CPR)
  • Common medical emergencies
  • Injury management and shock
  • Care of the unconscious patient
  • Burns and electrical injury care
  • Hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • Information management
  • Communications
  • The well- being of the First Aid Responder

Examination and assessment is both practical and written and is held on day 3 of the course, with the FAR instructor carrying out the assessment. 

There will be a maximum of 8 participants per class. PPE kit will be supplied. 

For more information on the PHECC First Aid Response Education and Training Standard click here.

Dates & times

Initial training on the FAR first aid training course is 3 days (minimum of 18 hours instruction, including assessment) . Recertification training is required after 2 years and is a 2 day (12 hour) course. Days and times to be confirmed, subject to the ongoing Covid 19 situation

Cost & funding

Price on request. DEASP funding available dependent on criteria. Please contact us for further details.