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.