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The ability to provide CPR/first aid assistance is a skill that has application in all areas of our lives. Whether you are a parent, school teacher, childcare worker, a builder in the construction industry or setting up your own business, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to provide emergency care for someone.

Emergency First Response (EFR) training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and act as key memory aides when assisting with future emergencies.

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings, this is also an internationally recognised certification.

The Training

The Emergency First Responder Primary and Secondary Care w/AED consist of 2 parts:

  • Knowledge Development – Starting with either the e-learning or manual for at home study ahead of your practical training in the classroom to give a foundational understanding of key aspects and techniques, this is put to the test with a multiple choice exam at the end of the course
  • Classroom training –
    • Primary care (CPR) – This section teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, maybe in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
    • Secondary care (first aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this section teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
    • AED (Automated External Defibrillator) – In conjunction with providing CPR you will learn how to correctly set up and apply shocks safely using an AED which can often make the key difference to patient survival.


No prior first aid or diving qualifications are required to complete this course




  • Manual/E-learning + certification
  • Pocket mask
  • Classroom training

Time commitment 

1 day

Combo Deal!

  • Book the required Emergency First Responder course alongside your PADI Rescue Diver Course for a total of €550, saving you saving you €60! (includes all PADI + EFR materials, certification, equipment and transport) Contact us for further details


  • Book the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course alongside your Emergency First Responder course for a total of €300, saving you €60! (includes all PADI + EFR materials, certification, equipment and transport)