a) Access to an EFR instructor course is restricted to PHECC registered practitioners EMTs, paramedics and advanced paramedics. Furthermore, award of EFR instructor cards/certificates as per the recognised institution’s recognition of prior learning policy is restricted to PHECC registered practitioners.
b) Certification at CFR Advanced instructor level. This CFR Advanced instructor certification must be maintained.
Duration: The EFR Instructor (Responder Instructor) Standard is set out in full in the Teaching Faculty Framework. The Responder Instructor Standard includes tuition in instructional methods (IM) and a period of supervised teaching practice. The IM component is no less than 3 days/18 hours. It can be delivered on a full time or part-time/modular basis. The period of supervised teaching practice is not specified and may be extended until the specific learning outcomes are achieved. The typical pathway is to assist on the first course, part teach the second and deliver a third independently while being monitored.
Ratio: The ratio of EFR instructor trainers to students is 1:6.
Assessment: Evaluation of EFR instructor skills will be undertaken by an EFR instructor trainer using a standard evaluation forms. Assessment must take place as the student instructor progresses through the period of supervised teaching practice.
Certification: Individuals who successfully complete the 3- day EFR instructor course plus the additional supervised teaching practice and evaluation will be certified as an EFR instructor. Award of joint PHECC/recognised institution EFR Instructor cards/certificates to successful course participants by the recognised institution is mandatory.
Remediation will be in line with the EMTS Training Solutions own assessment policy and procedures.
EMTS Training Solutions also has 3rd Part Agreements with a small number of instructors & companies in Ireland, who work within our P&P's and regulatory body standards.
For more information regarding any of these,
Please contact Director Andrew Laste at