Emergency First Response Instructor

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CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognised emergency care guidelines. Throughout the programme you will learn how to present course content while encouraging student self-discovery.
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An EFR Instructor rating is required to become a PADI Instructor, but you don't have to wait until you're ready to go pro. You can complete or refresh this training during your PADI Instructor training. This course is also available to non-divers who have an interest in teaching First Aid.

Minimum age: 18 years

Course Prerequisites: Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months


What will I do?

The Emergency First Response Instructor course provides the training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), CPR & AED and Care for Children Courses.

The course builds on your existing skills as a Primary and Secondary Care provider and focuses on developing your instructional abilities. Through independent study, classroom sessions and practice teaching assignments, you will learn how to deliver the Emergency First Response programme to students.

Your role as an Emergency First Response Instructor is to be a coach that creates a positive learning environment. Along with learning how to structure and organise EFR courses, you will practice:

  • Presenting course content.
  • Encouraging self-discovery in students.
  • Evaluating student understanding and skill mastery during hands-on skills practice.
  • Managing effective scenario-based learning experiences.


How do I get started?

Self-study is the first part of the Emergency First Response Instructor programme. The materials you need to complete the programme are contained within a special EFR Instructor Start-Up Pack, which is available from Aquasport.


How long will it take?

The Emergency First Response Instructor takes place over one weekend, starting at 09:00 on the Saturday.


What will I need?

As the EFR Instructor is a professional level programme, the minimum age for enrolment is 18 years.

A valid CPR and First Aid certification within the last 24 months is also required. The EFR programme is ideal for this.


How much does it cost?

EFR Instructor Programme £260.00.

Required EFR Instructor Materials £135.00.

A non-refundable deposit of £135 is required when you book your programme with Aquasport. You will receive your EFR Instructor Start-Up Pack and associated materials needed to start the programme.

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

Upon completion of the course, there is an EFR Instructor Registration fee which is payable directly to PADI.


Where can I go from here?

As an EFR Instructor you will experience the satisfaction of passing on your knowledge and teaching others.  You may want to continue your professional training which will allow you to teach a wider range of courses. An EFR Instructor qualification is required to become a PADI Instructor.