The First Person on Scene (FPOS) course was initially produced to provide a clinical qualification for First Responders. The course is now widely accepted by Ambulance service trusts as a base clinical qualification for those that may want to work as an Emergency Care Assistant for frontline emergency ambulance services/companies in the UK. There are two levels of qualification, the First Person on Scene (FPOS) Basic or Intermediate depending on need.

Who is this course designed for?

It should firstly be mentioned that there are no formal prerequisites for this First Person on Scene (FPOS) course. The intermediate course will suit the needs of the following students and enhance any existing skills.

• Community first responders
• Fire service co-responders
• Military co-responders
• Airline cabin crew
• Oil and Gas workers operating in remote areas away from emergency care
• Students that wish to qualify as an Emergency care assistant
• Maritime security operators
• Hostile environment close protection officers
• Executive close protection officers
• Remote medical staff and Industrial First Aiders

Students that would like to enhance their trauma managment skills beyond this level may want to attend our Tactical Remote Incident Management course (this includes First Person on Scene Intermediate).

There is also a 2 day update course to requalify every 3 years.

What will I learn?

The First Person on Scene FPOS (Intermediate) course contains the following elements and is assessed by a multiple choice exam paper and practical assessments.

• The pre hospital environment
• Patient assessment
• Triage
• Safe moving and handling of patients
• Airway management
• Helmet removal
• Medical gases
• Assisting the Paramedic
• Respiration and ventilation
• Basic life support
• Defibrillation
• Circulation and shock
• Medical emergencies
• Trauma related emergencies

It should be noted that students will undergo scenario based training that is second to none.

Subject to student permissions helmet and body cameras are used for incident evaluation and performance assessment. This will also act a visual reminder for the student after the course to help maintain skill level.

What is the qualification?

BTEC, EDEXCEL and IHCD Level 2 First Person on Scene (Intermediate) delivered over 4 days.

Who is the course accredited by?

The First Person on Scene (FPOS) course is accredited by EDEXCEL, BTEC and IHCD (Institute of Health Care Development) and is fully endorsed by the Royal college of Surgeons.

Who are the Trainers?

We advertise this course on behalf of In Safe Hands Training, their trainers are not just professional teachers but the majority are also members of the Ambulance Service and other emergency services. They deliver factual training based on current guidelines and most importantly experience. This ensures you are being taught by a professional that has actually done in real terms what they are teaching you. The course is delivered in the South of England and ran from their base in Roche Victoria, Cornwall. For group bookings the course can be brought to you and delivered at your venue.