Police First Aid Learning Programme (FALP)

Police First Aid Learning Programme (FALP)

Trauma Resus is one of the few providers having in-house expertise of both experienced police officers and pre-hospital care specialists.


The First Aid Learning Programme (FALP) is set by the College of Policing and was approved by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) lead for first aid.


FALP consists of 5 modules. The training standards for each module provide the content required for specific roles within a policing context. The aim is to help learners develop knowledge, attitude and behaviours necessary to carry out their role and provide an appropriate response to first aid needs in their areas of operation.


Our approach to FALP training includes the following :-



  • For FALP Module 1, we can provide innovative delivery using a blended learning approach which does not require face to face instruction

  • Training for modules 2, 3, 4 & 5 are underpinned by pre-course E-Learning, to enable the courses themselves to focus on practical aspects

  • Modules 2, 3 & 4 include options for direct delivery by Trauma Resus instructors, or can be available for cascade delivery (“Train the Trainer” approach) by Trauma Resus certified inhouse instructors.

  • Modules 2, 4 and 5 all include AED usage and certification in haemorrhage control from the Celox Academy.



Aim of this programme

Members of Police Forces and the general public deserve to be treated quickly and effectively during an emergency.

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and First Aid at Work (FAW) courses were developed in the 1980’s, and aimed at staff working in an office environment. These courses alone do not fit the risk profile of Police Forces for either treating members of their force or members of the public.

Trauma Resus specialises in developing bespoke first aid programmes that fit an organisation’s risk profile. Underpinned with a robust clinical governance structure and an internal quality management system accredited to ISO9001, Trauma Resus will provide high levels of compliance, monitoring and assurance into your force.

Course delivery

  1. Initial assessment & review – Performed by Health Care Professionals with a strong background in managing risk within the NHS. This includes the force’s first aid needs assessment, looking at both its duty as an employer and when caring for members of the public.
  2. Develop bespoke learning programmes – Based upon the risk profile of the service. This uses the HSE’s EFAW & FAW programmes, linked to the College of Policing (COP)’s FALP modules.
  3. Modules 2,4 and 5 all include certification in haemorrhage control from the CELOX Academy.
  4. Module 1 – Innovative delivery available, using a blended learning approach which does not require face to face instruction.
  5. Module 2 – Supported by online pre-course E-Learning, which enables the course itself to focus on the practical aspects. It includes the accredited Celox academy certificate in haemorrhage control.
  6. Module 3 – Delivered with module 2, to provide additional training in the management of medical emergencies and special circumstances faced by custody officers.
  7. Module 4 – First Aid at Work (FAW), plus the accredited Celox academy certificate in haemorrhage control.
  8. Module 5 – Maps to Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) competency levels C & D for non healthcare professional pre-hospital care. It includes a final day of scenario practice and assessment with live casualties.
  9. Modules 1,2,3 & 4 are available for cascade delivery by Trauma Resus certified inhouse instructors.

Summary of syllabus

Instructor to Student Ratios based upon FALP

  • Modules 2, 3 & 4 – All are 1 instructor for up to 12 students
  • Module 5 – 1 instructor for up to 6 students

FALP Module 1 Summary

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • For non public contact officers / staff working in a very low risk environment e.g control centre / HQ
  • 2hrs training annually
  • 1 module of pre-course E-Learning, which covers safe use of AED plus all other learning outcomes including child BLS (adult & infant covered on RQI). No practical training on child BLS or recovery position
  • Uses the Laerdal RQI system
    • Blended approach of cognitive and practical skills
    • Self-directed learning, no instructor required
    • Accessible 24/7
    • Recognised by the UK NHS as a suitable delivery method
    • Easy access to compliance reporting

FALP Module 2 Summary

  • 1 hour of pre-course E-Learning, plus 8 hours of Face-to-Face training (1 day in total)
  • First Aid skills Police (EFAW)
  • Aimed at all officers & support staff who have direct contact with the public
  • Includes module 1
  • Face-to-Face training includes :-
    • Scene management – PPE / All scenarios
    • CABCDE assessment – PPE / All scenarios
    • BLS / AED / Choking / Recovery position – Demo / SS / Scenarios
    • Trauma
      • Celox Academy accredited haemorrhage control SS
      • Penetrating chest trauma including chest seal / SS
      • Suspected spinal injury / Scenario
    • Medical emergencies scenarios
      • Chest pain
      • Fitting
      • Feinting
      • Excited delirium & acute behavioural disorder
    • Green box first aid / minor injuries – SS

FALP Module 2 Annual Refresher training

  • 4 hours (half a day), including pre-course E-Learning
  • First Aid skills Police (EFAW) and First Aid at Work (FAW)
  • Face-to-Face refresher training includes :-
    • CABCDE assessment PP / All scenarios
    • Major bleed skill station
    • BLS / AED / Choking / Recovery position – Scenarios
    • Trauma scenarios
    • Medical emergency scenarios leading to cardiac arrest
    • Green box first aid

FALP Module 3 Summary

  • 2 hours of pre-course E-Learning, plus 9 hours of Face-to-Face training (1.5 days in total)
  • First Aid skills Custody
  • Suitable for custody or detention officers
  • Face-to-Face refresher training includes :-
    • Medical emergencies
    • Special circumstances
  • Plus optionally :-
    • Airway management
    • Oxygen therapy

FALP Module 4 Summary

  • 2 hours of pre-course E-Learning, plus 16 hours of Face-to-Face training (2.5 days in total)
  • First Aid at Work Police (FAW)
  • As per Module 2 plus :-
    • Medical emergencies
    • Trauma
    • Special circumstances

FALP Module 5 Summary

  • 4 hours of pre-course E-Learning, plus additional Face-to-Face training (see below for more details)
  • Enhanced First Aid skills
  • Suitable for fire arms or public order officers
  • Fire arms officers :-
    • D13 1 – Basic – 3.5 days – 4hrs E-Learning, 2 days Face-to-Face training, plus final day scenario based learning / assessment
    • D13 2 – Enhanced 4.5 days – 4hrs E-Learning, 3 days Face-to-Face training, plus final day scenario based learning / assessment
    • Complies with the national police firearms training curriculum ( D13 1 & D13 2)
  • Public order officers :-
    • 4.5 days – 4hrs E-Learning, 3 days Face-to-Face training, plus final day scenario based learning / assessment
  • Celox Academy accreditation for haemorrhage control
  • Maps to PHEM C (basic) PHEM D (enhanced)
  • Based on Massive bleeding, Airway, Respitration, Analgesia (MARA) principles :-
    • Basic – MA
    • Enhanced – MARA
      • Includes penthrox and fentanyl lozenges for analgesia
  • Final day scenario based learning & assessment including live actors
  • Ongoing quarterly CPD delivered internally with local maintenance of competency trainers :-
    • Additional 2 day course
    • All training materials provided

A Selection Of Our Clients

2020 Trauma & Resuscitation Services Ltd

Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions

Website design and build by Grey Matter | web design sheffield