First Aid Responder | New Minds College

PHECC Accredited

First Aid Responder

This is a comprehensive 3-day Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) accredited course which covers all the essential aspects of first aid for the workplace or emergency situation occurring in everyday life.

As of the 1st of September 2017, the Health & Safety Authority will only recognise First Aid Response for newly qualified first aiders in the workplace.  All first aiders who previously held Occupational First Aid Certification up to the 31st of August 2017 will refresh to First Aid Response when their certificate is due to expire or during the period of their certification.

Course Modules:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Cardiac First Response - Community
  • Common Medical Emergencies
  • Injury Management and Shock
  • Care of the Unconscious Patient
  • Burns and Electrical Injury Care
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • Information Management
  • Communications
  • The Well-Being of the First Aid Responder


  • Video (CFR-C) based course ensures consistency
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Group activities 
  • Instructor led, hands on practice reinforces skills proficiency
  • In the classroom, students participate in simulated scenarios. Students work with an Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Instructor to complete skills practice.

Course Format:

The course is 3 full training day including skills practice and assessment. There is an assessment with this course for certification.

Grading of the Exam is as Follows:

To pass this course the participant will need an 80% pass rate.


  • Multiply Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Practical Assessment
  • All assessments are carried out in accordance with PHECC requirements and is internally authenticated before certification is issued. All participants have the right to appeal their results, the appeals procedure is also in accordance with Safety Ireland Guidelines.
  • All successful candidates in the MCQ and practical exams will be awarded a PHECC certificate which is valid for 2 years.

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Public Course Cost:

Discounts for In-Company & Group Courses:

Booking for Groups/Companies:

Just contact us and we will arrange an Instructor for your own location. All we need is a room suitable for the group size. This course is also available for bookings on weekends.

This course can also be run for your group at our training centre in Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

This course can be tailored for your group/company own needs.

Booking for Individuals:

This course is available as an open course for individuals to join, just call us or join our email list for updates of new courses and check our schedule page for details of our next open course.

Need A Course Urgently:

If you require this course urgently for work or safety audit, we can arrange this course at any time and in any location. This is possible even if it's just for one person. Just contact us for a quote.

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