QQI Level 5 Occupational First Aid Refresher (Carlow)

There is no other more valuable training than a First Aid Course. It is the training that enables a person to preserve or save a life. Human bodies are susceptible to injuries, illnesses and trauma. We never know when any injury may happen to us, the people we love or those who are around us. Thus it is always good to have some amount of basic knowledge to take care of critical situations, to keep it from going from bad to worse or until medical help arrives. This one day refresher course will allow you to keep your knowledge of first aid relevant and up to date.


This refresher course is for QQI certified “Occupational First Aiders” who want to maintain their status as an Occupational First Aider.


Course outline

  • First Aid in the workplace
  • Patient assessment
  • Respiratory assessment
  • Wounds
  • Bleeding
  • Altered levels of consciousness
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chemicals
  • Poison
  • Electric shock


The course lasts one day (minimum of 8 hours) and there should be no more than 10 learners on the course. The course can ONLY be delivered by instructors who are on the OFAAA Register of Instructors.  You can visit www.ofaaa.com to confirm if your instructor is on the register.


The one-day refresher is a re-visiting of the 24-hour course. Although all the key skills and theoretical outcomes are covered, some may not be addressed in detail. Please make your Occupational First Aid Instructor aware of any skills you would like to review and they will endeavour to accommodate you.


Entry Requirements

You will have to produce both of the following in order to attend a 1-Day OFA Refresher:

  • Pro-forma letter or certificate of attendance from previous OFA course which confirms date of training/renewal date.
  • QQI certificate for OFA Level 5 or Transcript of Awards/Records of Awards from QQI showing that you have achieved an award for OFA Level 5.


You cannot attend a one-day refresher if you cannot produce the above evidence of previous training. Your OFA Instructor may be able to confirm/verify previous OFA training and QQI certification for you if required. 


You must attend a one-day refresher within two years and 90 days of attending your previous OFA course. There are no exceptions. If it is over two years and 91 days since your last OFA course, then you must attend a 24-hour course.



Here are some tips before you attend your one-day refresher:

  • Review any training material and notes you have from your previous Occupational First Aid Courses.
  • Note any knowledge or skills based actions that you would personally like to review or practice.


Duration: One day (day hours)

Certification: QQI accredited and SCTI certified (Valid for 2 years)


Please note this is a refresher course for those who have already completed the Occupational First Aid training course.


If you would like to discuss any of the above in further detail, we would be happy to assist you. Our First Aid instructors may be able to offer assistance in retrieving the correct paperwork for you. 

For more information on our training courses, call Páidí on 0818 220 261 or email paidi.manning@socialcaretraining.ie


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