Relaxed, well structured course.

Course Aims

To enable trainees to gain the Institute of Health and Care Development (Edexcel) FPOS Basic qualification.

Course Duration

3 Days.

Suitable Candidates

This course is for employees who require an enhanced level of first aid training to that provided by a First Aid at Work course.

Pre-Course Requirements

Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course syllabus and be able to kneel to administer basic Life Support.

Assessment Method

The course is assessed by:
  • A written knowledge assessment
  • A practical assessment
Trainees must attend all training sessions and be successful in the both parts of the assessment to be awarded a First FPOS Basic certificate.

Qualification Endorsement

The First Person on Scene qualifications are clinically endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (Edinburgh), the leading clinical body for pre-Hospital Care in the UK.


Institute of Health and Care Development (Edexcel) FPOS Basic Certificate, valid for 3 years.

Course Syllabus

  • The Pre-Hospital Environment
  • Assessing the casualty
  • Respiratory and airways management
  • Basic Life Support
  • Defibrillation
  • Managing bleeding & shock
  • Managing medical related emergencies
  • Managing trauma related emergencies