PADI Emergency First Response

The Course

PADI Emergency First Response is an innovative Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid programme. Whether you are a diver or a non-diver, EFR prepares you to properly handle potentially life-threatening situations and by completing the course you will feel more confident to give a helping hand when needed. This course provides the CPR and First Aid pre-requisites for the Rescue Diver Course.

Course Outline

This comprehensive course is composed of two core modules which will be taught in tandem:

Primary Care covering the essential skills of CPR enabling you to deal with life-threatening emergencies

Secondary Care helps you assist those in need when Emergency Medical Services are either delayed or unavailable.

In addition we offer Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training as part of this course.

The programme is a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practise to make sure you have the understanding and confidence to use your skills. Before attending the training at New Horizons you will receive a training pack, including a DVD, which you will study at home as part of your knowledge development. The rest of the programme is instructor led and completed over one day at New Horizons.

The Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care qualification requires updating and renewing every two years. If you have previously completed the course you can book onto an update for just £79.

Course Duration & Schedules

Having completed some self study from the course manual and DVD you will complete a day’s training in New Horizon’s classroom.

New Horizons aims to be flexible with arranging courses to suit your schedule. If the scheduled dates are not convenient for you, please contact us to arrange and alternative to suit you.

Special Offer

Complete the EFR Care for Children certification while you’re with us for just £49!



£79 if booking as a refresher course


  • PADI EFR manual and DVD
  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care training
  • AED training
  • PADI Certification fees

Not Included

  • Everything included


Anyone who has an interest in offering a helping hand can take this course.

There are no prerequisites or age restrictions and no water sessions are required to earn this non-diving certification.

To Book

Contact us to answer any questions and to confirm availability. We will confirm your place on the course once we have received the completed Course Booking Form.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre.