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Rescue Emergency Care (REC) First Aid

The HSE approved REC is a hands-on first aid course that uses scenarios to encourage learning through practical application. The course is offered at various levels, from a basic 1-day course to Advanced first aid to meet all first aid training needs.


The Training Scheme Progressive range of first aid training courses.

  • Takes into consideration first aid in remote and difficult environments.
  • Certificates are valid for three years.
  • Courses are conducted according to HSE regulations 1981, 1990 and 1997 for Industry European Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

Courses Courses are appropriate for:

  • General Public Basic First Aid to Advanced life Support
  • Outdoor Activities Walking, Climbing, Canoeing and Sailing
  • Industry First Aid at work (HSE approved)
  • Paediatric First Aid

BAC are currently running courses for groups with a minimum size of 10. Individual bookings can only be taken if the course can be filled through other expressions of interest.

Costs Belfast Activity Centre is a Registered Charity XN 82053. Any proceeds from training courses are used to support the ongoing charitable work of the Centre.

Full range of REC courses available through BAC include:

Level 1 Basic First Aid (1 Day)

  • First Responder skills
  • Injury systems approach
  • CPR.
  • Life threatening incident when an experienced First Aider is not available
  • Hands-on practical scenarios
  • Innovative training to use a basic first aid kit
  • The Appointed trainer is recognised by the HSE.

Level 2 Emergency First Aid (2 Days)

  • Course for outdoor activities
  • Field Sport
  • Public First Aid (MLTB/BCU/RYA)
  • Introduces environmental injury and rescue modules as well as dealing with emergencies.

Level 3 Standard First Aid Days (3 day HSE)

  • First Aid at Work or Standard Course
  • Full Health & Safety First Aid training for the workplace
  • Common work place hazards
  • Introduces Health & Safety
  • Illness, escort and assessment modules

Refresher: Revalidation of Level 3 Course (2 Days)

Annual Refresher 3hr
A three hour course to refresh your memory and skills aquired from the level 3 course. This is a new addition to the REC list and will benefit the first aider in keeping all the important skills fresh in your mind without having to wait 1 or 2 years until the next Level 3 refresher.

REC Trainers Course This course is for those who would like to become a REC Trainer. Participants should have relevant REC experience and have completed a recent 3 day HSE REC course.

Ask about courses leading to REC Trainer or about designing or adapting a course to suit your needs.

For further information regarding REC First Aid Courses or to express an interest for BAC to deliver a course to your group or organisation please contact Alana Breen on Tel. 02890600132 or email: officeadmin@belfastactivitycentre.com


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