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Minimum of 2 Days of instructor led tuition plus a minimum of three monitoring sessions.



Maximum Number of Learners

6 or 12

Course Aims

  • Cardiac First Response (Community) Instructor will ensure course participants have the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver a PHECC Cardiac First Response (CFR) course and to assess and award certification to their learners.
  • Provide training required to become a PHECC First Aid Response Instructor.

Course Entry Requirements

  • Received PHECC Cardiac First Response (Community) Certification within the past 12 months.
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • If a learner has an impairment which may affect their ability to complete a practical skill (e.g. CPR) they should notify Safety Solutions/Instructor prior to commencement of the course to discuss options.

Course Modules

  • Appreciate the need to keep learners motivated.
  • Be able to facilitate adult learning.
  • Be able to prepare equipment for training.
  • Understand how CFR training is assessed.
  • Understand why records of assessment must be maintained.


  • Cardiac First Response (Community) Instructor PHECC/Safety Solutions Skillnet Recognised Institute certificate, valid for two years.

Learner Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an approach to learning that motivates learners motivation.
  • Explain why the instructor must be cognisant of attention span when planning and delivering lessons.
  • Demonstrate an approach to learning that encourages all learners to participate in the learning process.
  • Demonstrate how to use learning resources to promote learner engagement.
  • Communicate in a manner that promotes and encourages learning.
  • Demonstrate how to prepare AED training defibrillators for use.
  • Demonstrate how to service CPR manikins.
  • Demonstrate how to assess CFR skills.
  • Demonstrate how to provide meaningful feedback following assessment.
  • Explain why it is necessary to maintain records of assessment.


  • Upon completion of the Cardiac First Response (Community) Instructor course candidates will be required to undergo a period of supervised teaching (Minimum of 3).
  • Candidates will be required to assist in teaching on their initial Cardiac First Responder Community course, part teach a subsequent course and teach on their third course.
  • During the period of supervised teaching practice candidates will be assessed by appropriately qualified “instructor trainers”.
  • Candidate performance will be measured using an “Observation of Teaching Performance Rubric”.
  • Candidate development will be tracked using an “Instructor Development Record”.
  • Upon successful completion of the final supervised teaching practise (monitored by a Faculty Tutor with Safety Solutions Skillnet PHECC RI), submission of all Instructor Performance Rubrics and Instructor Development record for evaluation candidates will receive the PHECC Cardiac First Response Community Instructor award.