Cardiac First Responder Instructor Course For Lay Persons

The Heartsaver CPR & Defibrillator Instructor course meets the needs of lay individuals in business, community and school settings who wish to become CPR & Defibrillator Instructors. It is ideal for those teaching the PHECC First Aid Response course and meets the PHECC instructor requirements.

Candidates will be required to complete the full Heartsaver AED CPR & Defibrillator Course (including adult, infant and child modules) as a prerequisite to attend the Heartsaver Instructor CPR Course. 

All potential instructors must have an in date Heartsaver AED provider card.

By the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Teach the lay rescuer adult, child & infant CPR.
  • Teach the lay rescuer how to use an AED
  • Teach how to treat an adult, child & infant victim of choking
  • to Irish Heart Foundation / American Heart Association guidelines.
  • Be able to treat a Heart Attack Victim
  • Be able to treat a victim of Stroke


On successful completion of this course and subsequent student instructor monitoring, the instructor will be able to teach the following Irish Heart Foundation/ American Heart Foundation courses:

  • Heartsaver AED (Defibrillator)
  • Heartsaver CPR
  • CPR for Family and Friends

Course Duration: 2 days.

Course Certification:

Upon successful completion and monitoring, participants will be awarded the Irish Heart Foundation Heartsaver PHECC CPR Instructor certificate card.

This certificate is valid for 2 years. Within this time the Heartsaver CPR Instructor must teach at least 4 courses. At the end of the 2 years, they must have their skills assessed by an Irish Heart Foundation ‘Instructor Trainer’ who observes the Recertifying Instructor delivering a course.

Post Course Certification Requirements: 

Once the Heartsaver Instructor CPR Course is successfully completed new Heartsaver Instructors must successfully demonstrate their teaching skills while instructing on 3 Heartsaver AED CPR & Defibrillator courses. Monitoring must be done within 90 days of completing the instructor course and monitoring must be completed by a current BLS Faculty member or Instructor Trainer.

Economical and Flexible:

We provide in-house training nationwide. We can provide training in the evening or at weekends along with daytime courses. 

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