Are you seeking medical training? As the first person on scene, you’ll be responsible for stabilising the condition of the patient and caring for them until help arrives. This could mean the difference between life and death, so it’s important that you have all of the skills necessary to act as an effective and reliable first person on scene.
Here at Orchid Risk, we provide three course options for those looking to learn with us. Our entry-level course is ideally suited to beginners with an intermediate course for those wishing to learn more advanced skills. There is also an intermediate re-qualification option for those looking to brush up on their training. These courses are all delivered by members of our fully qualified and experienced team.
You can learn more about each of these courses by reading below. Alternatively, you can get in touch with a member of our team today to find out more.
This is an entry-level course which lasts for one day and costs around £99 (excluding VAT). As you would expect, this course is intended to provide the skills necessary to offer immediate life support to the patient pending the arrival of definitive pre-hospital care. The First Person on basic will give learners the ability to:
(AED) to a high standard
Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be awarded the First Person on Scene basic © (FPOSb) – Level 2 BTEC Award which is valid for three years. At Orchid Risk, we recommend that you regularly update your training on an annual basis in order to avoid ‘skill fade’.
Our course offers a practical, hands-on approach that will provide the learner with the ability to deliver effective casualty care. Learners must be physically able to demonstrate the ability to perform the practical elements of the course, e.g. cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the kneeling position for a minimum of two minutes.
Learners should possess a basic command of the English language as we are limited by the time available and the number of people who require our assistance. Special arrangements can be made if requested in advance.
There are 90 minutes of knowledge and practical assessments. Knowledge is assessed by multiple choice question papers which consist of 25 questions. A pass mark of 70% is required in order to complete the course successfully. Practical skills will be assessed through continual observation and the following skill stations:
III. Control of major bleeding
This is an intermediate course that is intended for those who have completed the basic training. The course takes 4 days to complete and costs £425 (excluding VAT). This course was originally designed by the Ambulance Service for Community First Responder and is now being used widely by the Fire Service, Close Protection Officers, Police and more. The course is designed to build on the knowledge that you acquired through the basic course.
Learners enrolled on this course will gain the ability to perform all of the functions taught by the FPOSb as well as be able to perform triage safely and effectively.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the First Person on Scene intermediate © (FPOSi) – Level 2 BTEC Award, which is valid for three years. For best practice and to avoid ‘skill fade’ we support the wide recommendation of attending an annual update in first aid.
The pre-requisites of this course are the same as with the FPOSb course. Attendees must be physically able and possess a basic command of the English language.
As with the FPOSb certification, attendees must obtain a mark of at least 70% in order to pass the course. Practical skills will be assessed by continual observation and the following skill stations:
III. Control of major bleeding
Further assessment will be made during the practical scenarios:
III. Removal of crash helmet
As with the FPOSi course described above, this course was originally designed by the Ambulance Service for Community First Responder and is now used widely by many other organisations. This particular course is designed as a refresher intended to update the learner and reinforce their knowledge, thereby, mitigating the risk of ‘skill fade’ while teaching them the latest techniques.
The course costs £275 (excluding VAT) and lasts two days. During this time, students will recap the areas covered in the full intermediate course. Please note that this course is intended as a top-up and won’t go into as much detail for each section.
Upon successful completion, attendees will receive a renewed First Person on Scene intermediate © (FPOSi) – Level 2 BTEC Award which will be valid for three years. To find out about the pre-requisites of this course, see information regarding the intermediate course above.