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First Person On Scene (FPOS) Course Intermediate

Key Facts: 

  Course Duration:   5 Days
  Ofqual Regulated?   No
  Awarding Organisation:   Pearson
  Certificate Validity:   3 Years (Annual BLS and AED Training Recommended)
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Course Overview

First aid at work training course secondary surveyThe Level 2 Award in First Person On Scene (FPOS) course is designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help a person in a life threatening situation. This course was initially designed for Community First Responders but in recent years has been used in a number of other sectors.

The topics covered include:

  • The pre-hospital environment (including     minimising the risk of infection)
  • Patient assessment
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Airway management
  • Shock and circulation
  • Paramedic assist


With years of experience dealing with real life emergencies, our expert trainers draw on their own personal pre-hospital care experiences to make learning fun and memorable. This ensures that learners leave with the confidence and vital life saving skills needed to deal with the wide range of emergency situations.

Assessment and Certification

The course consists of 3 hours pre self-directed study; 30 hours contact time and 2 hours assessment. Learners are required to complete both a multi-choice assessment and practical assessments. Successful candidates will receive a First Person on Scene (FPOS) certificate, which is valid for a period of 3 years.

Entry requirements

All learners must be at least 17 years old and possess reasonable numeracy and literacy skills. Having existing basic first aid knowledge is also recommended (e.g. previous attendance on a First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid at Work or Paediatric First aid course). 

Refresher Training

In line with Resuscitation Council (UK) guidance. it is strongly recommended that first responders undertake annual refresher training that includes Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation.


This qualification may be used towards achieving other pre-hospital care qualifications such as the Ofqual regulated Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC®), which can be achieved in 3 days if the learner holds an in date FPOSI certificate.

Course Availability

To check the availability of ‘open’ courses near you, simply use our online course finder at the top of this page and select First Person On Scene.

We can also deliver courses at your premises or arrange a course specifically for your requirements. To discuss your needs today, please call on 0845 5191 999 and our friendly Customer Service team will be happy to help.

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