Emergency First Response Instructor Course

Have you ever witnessed or been part of an incident where you had to provide first aid? How did you feel at the time? The ability to give first aid is extremely compassionate. To teach first aid opens up avenues for people to have the ability to help. By teaching the Emergency First Response (EFR) Course to others (and not just scuba divers), you’ll have the opportunity to develop their key first aid skills that could one day save a life.

Although having the Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) rating is mandatory to become a PADI Instructor, it can also provide other work opportunities not in the dive industry. The EFR course is adaptable to give credit for the First Aid at Work guidelines which are recognised by the UK Health and Safety Regulations — allowing you to teach in your workplace when you are not diving.

During the EFRI course, not only will you develop your abilities as a first aider, you will also build on your instructional skills. Training during this course involves some independent study, classroom sessions and presentation workshops — encompassing the teaching of primary and secondary care, as well a CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation), AED (automated external defibrillation) and care for children.

Under the guidance of your Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer (EFRIT), you will learn how to present the EFR course in a fun yet informative manner and motivate your students, whilst evaluating their knowledge and understanding.


What Duties Can an Emergency First Response Instructor Fulfil after Certification?

Once you have completed the Emergency First Response Instructor Course, you will be able to teach the following:

  • Emergency First Response Primary Care course (CPR).
  • Emergency First Response Secondary Care course (first aid).
  • Emergency First Response Care for Children course.
  • Use of an AED.

Emergency First Response Instructor Course Prerequisites

In order to sign up for the Emergency First Response Instructor, you will need to meet the following prerequisites:

  • At least 18 years old.
  • Have completed first aid and CPR training within the last 12 months. 

Emergency First Response Instructor Course Required Materials

To start the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you will need to have the following materials:

·      EFR Instructor manual.

·      Student manuals for primary and secondary care, AED and CPR as well as for care for children.

Our recommendation is that you purchase the EFRI Crewpak that includes everything that you’ll need for the course and to start teaching.