Emergency First Response & Secondary Care

Who Should Take This Course?


Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in “lay person” rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.

Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. 

All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you to start learning right away.

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings.

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for most work places and general first aid training requirements * –See the EFR website for full details.

  • *Accrediting Organisations - Health and Safety Executive (Great Britain) and (Northern Ireland) for the purposes of first aid in the workplace


EFR INSTRUCTOR – Aquanorth Diving Centre can provide the EFR Instructor course – Please contact us for more information.

AQUANORTH Diving Centre can offer the full range of EFR training courses at our purpose built centre or at a location to suit you (numbers dependent)


Pre requisites

  • Completed and approved continuing education medical form

  • Emergency First Response & Secondary Care (CPR & First Aid) before completion of rescue course (or equivalent from another agency for rescue)

What will you learn?


  • Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

  • Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

  • Care for Children – This course allows participants to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills specific to helping infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with children or are likely to have to respond to emergencies involving youngsters. This course is often integrated with Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses.

  • CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need. This course is often integrated into First Aid at Work programs.

  • First Aid at Work – In some areas, such as Great Britain, Australia and Canada, governmental regulations call for enhanced CPR and first aid training for the workplace. First Aid at Work programs designed for these areas include additional topics and skills to meet requirements while following the easy to learn EFR approach to training.

  • EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.


What will I need?


Aquanorth diving centre will provide all the equipment required for the course including course materials and self-study materials.


All self-study should be completed before attending the course

Whats next?


Ready to take the next step? Speak to your PADI Instructor about the PADI Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

How to book?


To book onto this “Life Saving ADVENTURE” please click here to email Aquanorth or call us on 0191 266 6626