Health and safety

Important note for all Occupational First Aiders

The accreditation qualification for Occupational First Aiders has changed from QQI to PHECC as and from June 1st 2018. The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) is an independent statutory agency with responsibility for standards, education and first aid training. PHECC also maintain a statutory register of approved training organisations and first aid practitioners. NCU Training is now a finalising the process to become a provider of PHECC Approved First Aid Responder (FAR) and First Aid Responder (FAR) Refresher training courses.

"I feel I have learned things I could apply at home or in work. Recently I came across an accident and I did not know how to cover bleeding skin, now I do!" - Ann

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes are broken in to the following units

  1. First Aid in the Workplace
  2. Patient Assessment
  3. Respiratory emergencies
  4. Cardiac First response
  5. Wounds and Bleeding
  6. Altered Levels of consciousness
  7. Musculoskeletal Injuries
  8. Burns and Scalds, Chemicals, Poison, Electric Shock

For a full list of learning outcomes see page 4-9 of component specification here

Programme details

  • Award Title:Occupational First Aid (5N1207)

  • Duration: 50 Hours in total comprising 24 hours Directed learning and 26 hours self directed learning.

  • Entry requirements: QQI Level 4 certificate, Leaving certificate or equivalent qualifications

  • Award Type: Minor Award

  • Framework Level: NFQ Level 5

  • Awarding Body: QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)

  • Assessment:
    1. Two Skills demonstrations
    2. Short answer question examination

  • Protection for learners:NCU Training is one of only seven fully bonded and insured ICPA (Irish Course Providers Association) member training providers in Ireland. If you train with us your course is fully insured for refund of all fees in case of disruptions. *This is only available on courses of three months in Duration

  • Complaints procedure:It is your right as a client of our service to make a complaint if you feel your experience with us falls short of what you expected. We want the process to be easy, effective and fair. If you would like to make a complaint you can either call us on 01-8479463 or email us directly at

Price and next starting date.

  • Price: €250 (Excluding certification fee)
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