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.
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.