CILT Skillnet & Professional Development Courses

PHECC First Aid Training Course

About the Course

Do you know what to do in an emergency situation? The new three day PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) First Aid Training course provides 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.

Please Note: Once a participant has completed a certified first aid training course they must complete a Two Day first aid refresher course every two years in order to keep their qualification remains valid.
Duration: 3 Day Course
Location:   Dublin & Cork
Time: 09:00 to 17:00

17th—19th June 2019  (both locations)

15th—17th July 2019  (both locations)


€385 per participant

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Workplace First Aid Training Obligations:

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007: Part 7 – Chapter 2: Regulation 165(1)(b) requires employers to designate at each place of work under the employer’s control the number of occupational first-aiders as is necessary to give first aid training at the place of work concerned.

Course Objectives:

The First Aid Responder will possess the following general skills. The ability 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. 
  • Provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments including home and recreational settings. 
  • Display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations. 
  • Recognise and be able to cope with the additional challenges provided by “Special Circumstances” for which additional training must be completed.

First Aid Training Course Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Recognise and assess the causes and effects of sudden illness and/or injury in a pre-hospital environment and call for emergency medical services. 
  • React to such pre-hospital emergencies (plus those generated by “Special Circumstances”, to be defined for each SC award), utilising PHECC CPGs. 
  • 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. 
  • Record and Report actions and interventions taken while responding to and managing such incidents and during handover to emergency medical services. 
  • Retain a professional and caring attitude in their performance as First Aid Responders.


First Aid Response Certificate – PHECC Accredited.