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PHECC First Aid Responder (F.A.R) Refresher Course  

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Recognition of Prior Learning: Students who wish to qualify for the PHECC FAR 2 Day refresher course are required to present E.R Training with an in date PHECC FAR certificate at a minimum of at least one week prior to course commencement. This can be achieved by emailing a scanned copy to us at Should you need further advice please contact us.



The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (P.H.E.C.C) of Ireland has designed the First Aid Response (FAR) Standard to offer appropriate training to individuals and groups who require a first aid skill set including cardiac first response. This standard is designed to meet first aid and basic life support (BLS) requirements that a person known as “First Aid Responder” may encounter. The FAR Standard meets the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) requirement for occupational first aid training for the workplace. The Child and Family Agency (TUSLA) guidance also recognises FAR as the standard for child care.

The First Aid Responder (FAR) Refresher Course can be delivered onsite or offsite as required in Cork and Nationwide. The First Aid Responder Refresher Course is delivered by registered Prehospital Emergency Care Council practitioners with frontline ambulance experience. 

FAR Refresher Course: 2 Day PHECC First Aid Responder Course | FAR |

The FAR Course involves both theory & practical assessments by multiple choice questions (M.C.Q) & ongoing practical assessments.

Entry Criteria: There is no specific entry criterion including a minimum age for undertaking the course. However, a course participant should be mature enough to comprehend the knowledge, skills and implications associated with defibrillation and have a maturity to complete assessment to receive certification. 

  • Patient Assessment

  • Incident Procedures

  • Cardiac First Response (CPR & AED, Choking & Stroke)

  • Common Medical Emergencies (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning & Fainting)

  • Injury Management & Shock (Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock)

  • Care of the Unconscious Patient

  • Burns & Electrical Injury Care

  • Hypothermia & Hyperthermia

  • Information Management & Communications

  • The Well-Being of the First-Aid Responder

  • MCQs

Certification: PHECC First Aid Responder Course / FAR Course valid for 2 years

Contact Us To Arrange Booking & Training 

Due to student practical skills depreciation and the requirement for class team participation and involvement in PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR) courses, students will be required to participate the course in full. This is applied to all students. Participants who have a valid in date PHECC CFR certificate will still be required to engage in the full PHECC FAR course including the PHECC CFR section. This applies to both PHECC First Aid Responder full 3 day course, and PHECC First Aid Responder Refresher courses.

English Language: All our PHECC courses are delivered in English. Students are expected to have good command of the english language.

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