Course Overview

Who is this qualification for?

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace, where the primary or secondary focus of the role involves giving emergency medical care as the first responder on the scene of an accident or emergency. Roles may include,security operatives, close protection officers, event medical operatives, cabin crew and community first responders, among others. Topics covered include assessing and responding to incidents, CPR for adults, children and infants,therapeutic oxygen therapy and catastrophic bleeding. The qualification also covers assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury or illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries, heart attack and anaphylaxis. In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports respondersfor a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to resit the course. In addition, we recommend that learners refresh their knowledge annually.


Assessing and responding to incidentsCPR for adults, children and infantsTherapeutic oxygen therapyCatastrophic bleeding

Mandatory Units

Emergency Care for First Responders

  • Course level: Level 3
  • Credit Value: 4
  • Guided Learning Hours: 30
  • Total Qualifying Hours: 40