IHCD First Person on Scene - INTERMEDIATE (FPOS-I)


Course Description

​​​​​​​​​​The purpose of the First Person on the Scene (FPOS) qualification is to provide immediate life support to the patient pending the arrival of definitive pre-Hospital care.  Effective interventions in the following areas have been shown to make a difference to survival outcome and are reflected in the syllabus:​


  • airway stabilisation

  • basic life support

  • early defibrillation

  • oxygenation

  • circulatory support


Clinical endorsement for the FPOS qualifications is by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (Edinburgh).  Whilst achievement confirms that individuals have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply the "license to practice" - the scope of which will be for the employing organisation to determine.​


Target Audience

​​Community responders; other emergency services; senior cabin crew; industrial first-aiders.


​Awarding Body




​​​​​​​​​​Upon successful completion of the course and final assessment, the delegate will receive certification which is valid for three years.  Periodic retraining and assessment for both practical skills and supporting knowledge will therefore be required.​



​​​​3 hours pre-study;

30 hours contact time;

2 hours of assessment.

(normally over 4 days).



​​​​​​​​​​Minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 delegates.​



Individual course booking - £350 per course (+VAT)

Prices Include registration, examiner fees & certificates.​​​