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Course Description

The Occupational First Aid course now includes cardiac first responder training in automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and administering aspirin for heart attack patients. This three day course covers a comprehensive range of topics to prepare the qualified Occupational First Aider to administer emergency care in their workplace.

Participants will learn a high level of practical skill and theoretical knowledge, so that they can deal competently with any situation that may arise in their working environment.

While scenarios are geared towards situations commonly encountered by security personnel, successful participants on this programme receive a nationally recognised first aid qualification. A detailed fact sheet is available for download for further information on this course.

Course Duration

This QQI level 5 course is comprised of 50 hours learning. Of this, 24 hours is direct contact between the trainer and learner. The balance is allocated towards home study by the learner.

This programme is delivered through a blended learning approach with 3 days direct contact between trainer and student over one week. This course duration allows the participants the correct amount of time to complete the required self-directed aspect of the programme. Participants are also required to complete some pre-course work, practice, study and reflection.

If you are returning to education for the first time in a long time, please don’t be put off by the home study aspect. It’s our job to help you through the process, and this programme was designed with you in mind. The course materials and learning aids are second to none and our trainers and admin staff are here to help with every aspect of the process.

Course Booking

Contact Us today to provisionally book a place on a Occupational First Aid course in your area or to discuss any aspect of this programme further.

Course Accreditation

This course is accredited by QQI and successful candidates attain a QQI level 4 minor award in Occupational First Aid.

Course Cost

This course costs €50 per participant.

Course Requirements

Participants are required to bring a photocopy of their passport or drivers licence, two passport-size photos and their PPS number for registration purposes.

N.B. Due to the introduction of certification fees on all QQI courses, participants who are exempt from these fees will be required to produce evidence of this from either the Department of Social Protection, FÁS or Local Employment Service.

Occupational First Aid Fact Sheet