Primary Care (CPR) & Secondary Care (First Aid)

Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid)

This is a must for divers and non-divers alike. Accidents and illnesses happen every day. Some people need only a helping hand while others may suffer serious permanent injuries without help. EFR have produced two basic courses that can be combined or can be as stand alone courses. By mastering Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (first aid) course skills you can render important care to those in need. There is no minimum or maximum age limit set on the course.

Our Primary Care and Secondary Care Course count towards CPD (Continuous Professional Development) points for professionals

You’ll be learning state of the art skills, based on the consensus view of the Basic Life Support (BLS) Working Group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). In addition, the programme is based on established instructional design and meets the criteria for the Appointed First Aider award.

Emergency First Response is also flexible - you can learn background knowledge in your own time then complete the course in a practical, hands-on training session with a qualified Emergency First Response instructor.

It is an excellent opportunity for hands-on experience in dealing with an emergency situation. Practical sessions run over 1 day. Could you save a life if an emergency occurred today? If you answer no, this course is for you.


All materials are provided, including DVDs for home study.

Course Costs

£150 - Primary & Secondary Care Course

Primary Care (CPR) Course Content

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches how to respond to life-threatening emergencies, focussing on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise. Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course:

Skill 1 – Scene Assessment

Skill 2 – Barrier Use
Skill 3 – Primary Assessment
Skill 4 – CPR: Chest Compressions
Skill 5 – CPR: Chest Compressions With Rescue Breathing
Optional Primary Skill – Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use
Skill 6 – Serious Bleeding Management
Skill 7 – Shock Management
Skill 8 – Spinal Injury Management
Skill 9 – Conscious And Unconscious Choking Adult
Optional Primary Skill – Emergency Oxygen Use Orientation

Secondary Care (First Aid) Course Content

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. Participants focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice.


Secondary Skills taught

Skill 1 - Injury Assessment

Skill 2 - Illness Assessment

Skill 3 - Bandaging

Skill 4 - Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures


Reference Section on the following topics

Allergic Reactions, Bruises, Burns, Chemical Burns, CPR (adult, child, infant) Choking (adult and infant), Cone Shell Stings, Coral, Jellyfish and Hydroid Stings, Cuts, Dental Injuries, Diabetic Problems, Dislocations and Fractures, Electrical Injuries, Eye Injuries, First Aid Kit Assembly, Fish Spine Injury, Frostbite, Heat Exhaustion, Heatstroke, Heart Attack, Hypothermia, Illness Assessment, Injury Assessment, Insect Stings, Octopus Bites, Poisoning, Rescue Breathing (adult, child, infant) Scrapes, Seizures, Snake Bites, Spider Bites, Sprains and Strains, Stroke, Temperature Related Injuries, Venomous Bites and Stings, and Illness Assessment Record Sheet.


On demand  and on Calendar

NOTE: The full Primary Care and Secondary Care course is now a prerequisite for the Rescue Diver Course if you do not already hold a valid First aid Certificate, call us to find out whether or not you'll need to do the EFR.

EFR Courses are HSE compliant and Scout Association recognised

Group Rates apply please contact us