PADI Emergency First Response

PADI Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response training focuses on building your confidence as a rescuer and increasing your ability to respond when faced with a medical emergency.  You will learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practise applying skills in a nonstressful learning environment.  The course is supported by self-study materials, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.


The Emergency First Response course meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings.  The course is based on internationally recognised medical guidelines for emergency care.

To Start


How do I get started?


As with our other education programmes, everything you need is included in the cost. Just pick your dates if you can and pay your £50 deposit and we will give you your EFR self-study materials which you will need to start the course.




What will I do?


The EFR certification is a recognised certificate of first aid and comprises of two modules, primary care and secondary care.

In our fully equipped multi-media classrooms you will learn how to deal with many different scenarios, from a sprained ankle to cardiac arrest.


The EFR Primary Care section teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practise eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive. 


The Secondary Care section will focus on what to do while waiting for the Emergency Medical Services to arrive, and teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practise bandaging and splinting.




How long will it take?


The course is completed in just one day.




What will I need?


There is no minimum age or prerequisite for this course.  You just need a desire to help others.

A £50 deposit is required to book your EFR training and you will then receive your EFR self-study materials to start you on your way. 




PADI Emergency First Response Programme £100.


A £50 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport.


Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.




Courses starting monthly. Call the centre for the latest course information on 0121 706 6628 or email


Where To?


Where can I go from here?


The Emergency First Response course meets an important requirement for the PADI Rescue Diver programme.


You may also complete further training to become a PADI EFR Instructor yourself.  An EFR Instructor rating is required to become a PADI Instructor, but you don’t have to wait until you’re ready to go pro.  The only requirements are that you’re at least 18 years old and have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care training within the past 24 months.

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Contact Us

The Dive Centre,

Lincoln Road,

Solihull, B27 6PA

0121 706 6628

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