Health and safety

Occupational First Aid (5N1207)


The purpose of this award is to fully equip participants with the knowledge and skills, both in theory and in practice to: Understand the responsibility of the occupational first aider Be able to provide treatment for the purpose of preserving life or minimising the consequences of injury until discharge or the arrival of medical assistance Be able to provide treatment in the workplace for an injury which does not require the attention of a medical practitioner or nurse Be capable of coordinating first aid arrangements in the workplace Be familiar with health and safety legislation on first aid provision in the workplace Be capable of assessing the dangers involved during an incident not only to the casualty but to the first aider themselves. Be able to carry out an accurate and detailed diagnosis of an injured casualty and treat accordingly.

"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

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Price and next starting date.

  • Price: €250 (Excluding certification fee)
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