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For private bookings we require a minimum of 6 candidates

The QNUK Level 3 Award in First Responder is a 4 or 5 Day program focusing on additional interventions and management of serious incidents with the expectation of longer term management of the casualty at the scene.  It is expected that candidates will have previously attended some First Aid training.  

The course is a mix of taught theory, practical demonstration, skill stations and realistic scenarios.

Below is a guide as to what could be covered, however, where possible we aim to tailor the content, delivery style and contextual setting to your needs, be they as an Expedition leader in remote areas, industrial settings or for those working in hostile environments.


Course content

The Pre Hospital Environment

  • The role of the First Responder

  • Minimising risk of infection

  • Consent

  • Principles of Scene Management

Casualty Assessment

  • Mechanism of Injury

  • Patient Assessment

  • Communicating with patients

  • Primary survey and assessment

  • Safe moving and handling

Respiration and Airway Management

  • Recognition of respiratory problems

  • Advanced airway management - Oral, Nasal and Laryngeal Airways

  • Choking

  • Use of suction

  • Oxygen Administration- Delivery systems and SpO2

Basic Life Support

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation - to current UK guidelines

  • Paediatric CPR


  • Automated external defibrillation

Circulation and Shock

  • Recognition and initial care of haemorrhage

  • Catastrophic Haemorrhage - including the use of tourniquets and haemostatics

  • Shock

    • Cardiogenic

    • Neurogenic

    • Hypovolaemic

    • Septic

    • Anaphylactic


  • General Bone / Joint injuries

  • Head injuries

  • Spinal & Pelvic injuries 

  • Chest injuries

  • Burns

  • Eye Injuries


  • Heat Stroke & Dehydration

  • Hypothermia

Medical Related Emergencies

  • Heart attack/angina

  • Diabetes

  • Stroke

  • Epilepsy

  • Asthma - including additional remote protocols

  • Anaphylaxis - including additional remote protocols

  • Poisoning

  • Sepsis

5 days for the price of 4?

We set our standards on the best possible, not the bare minimum; The Awarding Organisation's guidance is that the course should comprise of a minimum of 24 hours delivery time.  A four day course would be 6 hours per day, not including breaks or assessments

Many providers run this style of course over 4 days, some will run the course over 3 days even with 'additional content', and for as little as £250.00 per person.  You really do get what you pay for.

We offer this course over 5 Days at no extra cost; the additional time ensures that you have time with 'hands on kit'.   First Aid is a practical skill.  You can sit through a presentation but it is time engaged in practical activities which consolidates the learning.

A 5 day course also allows for a full day of practical scenarios - not lectures but realistic casualty simulation in challenging situations.

If you just want a certificate, that’s allowed.   If you want to learn and perfect your skills and leave with increased competence and confidence, we can do that for free.



This course is assessed by Multiple Choice Question exam and Observation of practical skills. 



  • Certification is issued by the Qualifications Network.  

  • The course is recognised by Ofqual as being a Level 3 award on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

  • The qualification meets more Grade D level descriptors on the Royla College of Surgens Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care emergency medicine skills framework - PHEM Skill - than any other Level 3 pre-hospital care course.

Grade D - Nationally certificated non health care professional pre hospital provider caring for patients as a secondary role. i.e. D13 Enhanced certificated police officers, Fire Service IEC. Several types of UKSAR trained personnel.



Training can be delivered here in Pembrokeshire or at your venue.   Because of the practical nature of the course it is ideally delivered with access to the normal or anticipated working environment of the candidates, be that a petrochemical plant, maritime environment or any other high-risk or remote environment.

Course prices
Course Duration Individuals 6 People (15% Discount) 7-8 People (20% Discount)
First Responder - Level 3 4 or 5 Days £450.00 £382.50 £360.00

All prices are subject to VAT

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