Basic First Aid (Emergency)

Start date: 11/05/2024
Cost: €95
Venue: Letterkenny, Donegal
Places Currently Available

This programme is particularly suited to anyone who is likely to have to respond to emergencies in the home, workplace or in the community.

On completion of this basic first aid course participants will be able to:

  • Deal with First Aid Emergencies

  • Understand and Demonstrate Essential Life Saving Skills


The course will provide the learner with:

  • Knowledge and practical skills to give effective life support

  • Guidance on how to diagnose and treat injuries or illness

  • Real world examples of how to maintain care and comfort of a casualty

  • Knowledge required to co-ordinate and implement First Aid in the workplace

  • Practical instruction on the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) equipment.

  • Principles of treatment

  • Patient approach & examination

  • Wounds and bleeding Head injuries

  • Dressings and bandages

  • Shock - fainting

  • Unconsciousness

  • Recovery position

  • Asphyxia and its causes

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation practical

  • Treating foreign bodies, chemical splashes

  • Burns and scalds

  • Blood and the circulation System

  • Fractures, Sprains, strains and dislocations

Note: This course contains a significant practical element

Delivery Method

The course is delivered in a classroom environment (either in person or via live, instructer led webinar), by a PHECC approved instructor. Course handouts, training records and evaluation forms are also provided.


Successful participants will receive a Safetech Basic First Aid Certificate, which is valid for 2 years.


The duration of this course is 1 day.

Maximum Participants

The maximum number of participants permitted to attend a single course is 12.

Funding Available


If you are unemployed and seeking work, you may be eligible for funding from the Department of Social Protection to cover all, or some of the costs of your training. (means depending, you may be entitled to up to €1000).

Candidates who wish to avail of this must make an appointment with a case officer in their local Intreo office, discuss their case & apply for funding. The candidate will receive a funding application form which they must sign & bring/post to us. Upon completion, we will send this back to the case officer who will then review the funding application.

Upon receiving funding approval in the post from the Department of Social Protection, candidates must then call us to reserve a place on our course. We cannot confirm a place on our course until funding approval is gained.


If employed within the private sector or are a sole trader, there may also be funding assistance available through Skillnet funding. Skillnet may fund a percentage of your training, if eligible. For more details on this, please contact us on 074 91 27786.

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