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Emergency First Response Instructor Programme

Emergency First Response

During the Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) programme you will focus on specific goals and performance requirements needed to teach adult, child and infant CPR and first aid courses. Once certified you will know how to organise and conduct the Emergency First Response and Care for Children programmes. You will learn how to motivate your students, evaluate knowledge and determine skill efficiency using hands on skill sessions and scenario based learning experiences.

As an EFRI you will also teach the protocols of dealing with medical emergencies involving children and infants of all ages. By learning to handle situations involving injured or ill children you will be able to teach your students how to make a difference and offer assistance that may improve that child’s chances of a positive recovery. We use training aids specific to children and infants which gives you a true understanding of a child’s needs.

As with the Emergency First Response and Care for Children programmes, general academic information is covered using your independent study materials. This allows your Instructor Trainer to focus class time on your skill and teaching presentation rather than academic development. More practice time means better skill retention which gives you the confidence to teach your students to respond in the event of a medical emergency.

Additionally, if you are planning to become an independent instructor you will also learn how to develop your business skills, handle sales objections and actively promote your business to the public.

To Start

How do I get started?

Home study with the materials as with most of our programmes is the way to start. The materials cover the information you need before you turn up for the hands on stuff. Everything you need for the programme is available from Aquasport International. Just pick your dates if you can and pay your deposit. Then take your materials away and it’s down to you to complete the home study before starting on your instructor training.


What will I do?

Emergency First Response Instructor training will develop your instructional abilities to teach first aid skills to others. It provides you with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children courses. Through a multi-media approach of independent study, classroom sessions and practical teaching assignments, you learn to conduct Emergency First Response programmes.

EFRI presentations include:

  • Course Orientation
  • Standards Overview
  • EFR Programme Philosophy
  • Learning and Instruction Workshop
  • Multiple Skills Workshops
  • How to Organise and Conduct EFR Programmes
  • Marketing Workshop.


How long will it take?

The EFRI is typically a two day programme. With all the training facilities in one place we can offer you a training package unmatched by anyone.

Training options are available including mid-week and group packages so there is no rush and how you schedule your training is up to you.


What will I need?

Your materials to get going! Prices on the materials are available on our EFRI fact sheet and can be emailed to you on request.

Required Materials for each instructor candidate:

  • EFR and CfC Instructor Guides
  • EFR Participant Manual
  • CfC Participant Manual
  • EFR Participant DVD
  • CfC Participant DVD
  • EFRI Course Knowledge Reviews
  • Emergency Care at a Glance.

To enrol onto an EFRI programme an individual must :

  • Have completed a sanctioned course in adult and child/infant CPR within the last 24 months.
  • Have completed a sanctioned course in basic first aid within the past 24 months.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age.

EFR and CfC programmes qualify for these prerequisites, as do practicing medical professionals such as a physician, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic and Registered Nurse. Please feel free to contact us to arrange training if you do not have the prerequisite qualifications. We will be able to schedule these programmes prior to your instructor training.


EFRI Programme £349 including all the required EFRI materials.

A £150 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport.

Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.

You will need to pay an EFRI application fee directly to EFR Ltd at the end of your programme. The current cost of this application is available on our fact sheet.


Course dates starting midweek and weekend intensive or midweek evenings to suit. Call the centre for the latest course information on 0121 706 6628 or email info@aquasportonline.com

Where To?

Where can I go from here?

Start teaching! Aquasport offer a team teaching programme which allows you to teach along side an experienced EFRI for your first few programmes. Then it’s over to you. With the size of the first aid market in the UK the sky is the limit. Why not look at increasing your potential market by upgrading to the EFR First Aid at Work Instructor?

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