The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace, where the primary or secondary focus of the role involves giving emergency medical care as the first responder on the scene of an accident or emergency. Roles may include, security operatives, close protection officers, event medical operatives, cabin crew and community first responders, among others.

Topics covered include assessing and responding to incidents; cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, children and infants; therapeutic oxygen therapy and catastrophic bleeding. The qualification also covers assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury or illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries, heart attack and anaphylaxis.

This qualification provides learners with knowledge and skills which aligns with Category D of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) Framework to respond to a range of pre-hospital emergency care situations.

In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports responders for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to resit the course and be reassessed on both assessment methods. In addition, we recommend that learners refresh their knowledge annually.