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First Aid Response (FAR)

FAR training equips learners with skills and competencies to respond adequately to an emergency situation. Knowledge gained from the course can be very fitting to a wide range of areas in life. FAR personal in roles outside of healthcare, such as construction, education, sport, and parents in general, can be a valuable member of any team.



There is no stipulations on who can attend the course as long students are physically capable of carrying out skills gained, i.e. CPR, bandaging limbs, etc.


The course instructor is Tanya Mullins. Tanya is a Team Leader in our Day Service here at Kingsriver. She has over 30 years experience in the social care sector, across a number of roles. Tanya has been a CFR/AED instructor for a number of years before becoming out FAR instructor here at Kingsriver. 


The course will be delivered in person at our centre in Ennisnag, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny.

How Long:

The full FAR course takes 3 days. This is either delivered in 3 consecutive days, or 3 of the same day, 3 weeks in a row.

The refresher FAR course, where the students previous FAR certificate hasn't expired, takes 2 days.

We also offer tailored delivery times in group setting, contact for enquiries.

How Much:

3 Day FAR Course: €225 per person

2 Day Refresher Course: €150 per person

Course Content:

  • First Aid in the Workplace

  • Patient Assessment

  • Incident Procedure

  • Cardiac First Response

  • Common Medical Emergencies

  • Injury Management & Shock

  • Care of the Unconscious Patient

  • Burns and Electrical Injury Care

  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

  • Information Management

  • Communication

  • Well-being of the First Aider


You will be required to complete a 20 questions MCQ on the final day. Following theoretical examination you will perform a practical FAR skills assessment.


On successful completion of the course students will receive a PHECC First Aid Responder certificate. This certificate is valid for 2 years from date of completion.

For Group Booking or Enquiries Please Contact:

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