Our Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Response course is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competencies to provide and coordinate first aid in the workplace, in compliance with the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007. This blended course is carried out through a combination of eLearning and classroom learning. As a franchisee of Dulann.com, we give participants access to our eLearning portal, where they will complete their learning at their own pace. On completion of the eLearning, participants then attend for the practical skills element of the course. This is carried out by PHECC FAR Instructors listed on the training faculty of EMS & Associates, which is a PHECC Approved Training Institution.
Multiple Choice Questions at the end of each module. 100% must be achieved so that participants can move to the next module. At the end of the 8 modules, a ‘Passport’ certificate is issued which allows the participants to progress to the practical class
Participants have up to 6 weeks, after completion of the eLearning, to attend for the practical skills.
Assessments are carried out by the FAR Instructor on practical skills throughout the course, e.g. Cardiac First Response (CFR) and other practical first aid skills.
Examination – Theory:
A written exam of 20 multiple-choice questions (MCQs); the pass mark is 60% (12 questions must be answered correctly)
There is a maximum ratio of 8:1 (Learner:Instructor) on each course.
eLearning: 9 hours (approx.) on the eLearning portal
Practical: 9 hours in class – 1 ½ days
(Day 1: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with refreshment breaks; Day 2: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
There are no specific entry criteria, 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 the maturity to complete assessments to receive certification. Any medical condition (including pregnancy) that would affect a participant’s ability to complete the practical skills session must be discussed with the Course Instructor before the course commences.
Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be issued joint PHECC/EMS & Associates certificates/cards, which will be valid for two years from the date of issue.
For those wishing to do a Recertification course, and who have an existing First Aid Response certificate, EMS & Associates must see a copy of this certificate prior to entry onto the course.
Anyone with a certificate outside the expiry date will need to repeat the full course.