Cardiac First ResPONSE INsTRUCtiON

The Cardiac First Response Instructor training course is referred to as: Cardiac First Response Instruction, Cardiac First Responder Instructor, Cardiac First Responder Instruction, CFR Instructor and CFR Instruction.

On successful competition on this course and associated assessments, participants will be able to instruct others on CFR. This course is also a stepping stone on the path to becoming a First Aid Response Instructor.

This course is suitable for those wishing to train others in CFR and use of a Defibrillator (AED). This course is popular with professionals within the safety training industry, as well as large organisations who require their own in-house instructors for this topic.

Available as an Onsite Course

Available as a Public Course

Course Objectives
This aims to bring students up to CFR Instructor Standard which will enable them to provide CFR training courses.

  • Training delivery
  • Defining aims and objectives
  • Effective training programs
  • Tools and Resources
  • Presentation skills
  • Setting up practical sessions
Course Topics

Session One

  • Chair of medical advisory group Introduction
  • Survivor’s and success story
  • Chain of survival
  • Cricoid pressure
  • Adult cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) practice
  • Adult two person CPR practice
  • Adult foreign body airway obstruction practice
  • Adult automated external defibrillation (AED) practice

Session Two

  • Cardiac arrest scenario
  • Child CPR practice
  • Child foreign body airway obstruction practice
  • Child AED practice
  • Infant CPR practice
  • Infant foreign body airway obstruction practice

Session Three

  • Critical incident stress management
  • Administration of oxygen using a BVM
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Recovery position

Session Four

  • Clinical indemnity
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Team concept
  • Handover and documentation

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007: Part 7 – Chapter 2: Regulation 165(1)(b) requires employers to designate at each place of work under the employer’s control the number of occupational first-aiders as is necessary, and to give first aid training at the place of work concerned.


A maximum of 8 participants can attend each Cardiac First Response Instruction Training session.


The CFR Instruction training sessions are a 2-days in duration.

3 Monitoring Days: To complete the CFR Instructor Assessment, students will be required to:

  • assist on one CFR course,
  • be supervised on the 2nd CFR course
  • and be assessed by or on behalf of the accreditation provider on the 3rd course.

Total 5 days


On successful competition of the Cardiac First Response Instructor course participants will receive an Accredited Certificate. The certification will expire after 2 years.


Participants are required to renew their training by completing the CFR Instruction Re-Certification course. Renewals should happen before the certification expires, or sooner if indicated by their company’s risk assessment.

Course Entry Requirements

  • A pre-requisite for entry onto a CFR-Instructor course is that the participant has certified at provider level within the last 12 months. The level of provider certification (Community or Advanced) will dictate the level at which they may apply for instructor training. The First Aid Response course will also be recgonised as community level.
  • The minimum age to become a CFR Instructor is 18.

Site Requirements

There are no special site requirements  associated with this course.

Public Course Dates

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