IFACC Higher Educational Degrees

    
IFACC HIGHER EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
 
The IFACC educational system allows to obtain higher instructor degrees such as:  
  • First Aid Master Trainer Instructor,
  • First Aid at Work Master Trainer Instructor,
  • Military Fist Aid Trainer
  • Emotional First Aid Trainer,
  • First Aid Course Director,
  • First Aid International Examiner,
  • Emotional First Aid International Examiner,
  • Military First Aid International Examiner.
All higher degrees for the IFACC educators (from teaching the trainers onwards) are taught on courses organized by authorized international educators licensed to conduct teaching activities.
 
In some countries higher training qualifications in the IFACC system can be limited in terms of the specific number of trained teaching specialists. Some courses for the IFACC professionals can be reserved for specifically educated people or for representatives of specific services, such as army, police, etc.    
Teaching programs on first-aid and emotional first-aid intended for the army, police or other military units are taught to the order of those institutions.
 
IFACC does not take educational activity in the first-aid area on the battlefields and in such countries which do not guarantee their citizens full democracy and safety.
 
Through its educators IFACC teaches first-aid in all places where such help can save human life and health irrespective of political conditions prevailing in a given country.
 
IFACC takes part in humanitarian missions and on its own initiative it can organize such missions to all countries where it is necessary to provide help in the field of first-aid and in the face of danger to human life and health.
 
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGHER DEGREES IN THE IFACC SYSTEM
 
Name of the course
First Aid Master Trainer Instructors Course
 
Course code:
FAMTI
 
Qualifications
First Aid Master Trainer Instructor
 
Pre-qualification
A person qualified to participate in the course:
  • has been a qualified instructor for a minimum of 12 months,
  • must document that he/she has trained at least 30 people on courses in the IFACC system,
  • must be a high school graduate (preference is given to those who have completed undergraduate studies at a minimum),
or
  • must have a university degree (at least a bachelor's degree) or has completed a medical school
Minimum age and other requirements:
  • 18 years,
  • regional or national representation of IFACC may specify additional requirements to start the course.
Program of the course:
  • active participation in a course for instructors,
  • correct presentation of rescue skills (assessed by a trainer),
  • correct presentation of teaching skills (assessed by a trainer),
  • correct assessment of all rescue skills (under the supervision of a trainer),
  • indirect supervision of a theoretical exam,
  • indirect supervision of a practical exam,
  • presentation of some theoretical content and skills, and answering questions asked by students.
Maximum group of participants
6 people (decision with a maximum group of participants is dependent upon the decision of the regional or national IFACC representative)
 
Exam
  • written exam – test (90% of correct answers)
  • Practical skills exam (teaching practical skills)
Important
This course is not available in all countries. Ask your instructor if you can complete this course in your country.
* Ask your trainer if Oxygen First Aid and AED can be learned in your country?
 
Name of the course
First Aid at Work Master Trainer Instructors Course
 
Course code:
FAWTI
 
Qualifications
First Aid at Work Master Trainer Instructor
 
Pre-qualification
A person qualified to participate in the course:
  • has been a qualified instructor for a minimum of 12 months,
  • must document that he/she has trained at least 30 people on courses in the IFACC system,
  • has national qualifications and university degree in industrial safety,
or
  • completed post-secondary school of health and safety (in some countries).
Minimum age and other requirements:
  • 18 years,
  • Regional or national representation of IFACC may specify additional requirements to start the course.
Program of the course:
  • active participation in a course for instructors,
  • correct presentation of rescue skills (assessed by a trainer),
  • correct presentation of teaching skills (assessed by a trainer),
  • correct assessment of all rescue skills (under the supervision of a trainer),
  • indirect supervision of a theoretical exam,
  • indirect supervision of a practical exam,
  • presentation of some theoretical content and skills, and answering questions asked by students.
In some countries only such persons are allowed to attend the course, who previously completed post-secondary school of health and safety.
 
Maximum group of participants
6 people (decision with a maximum group of participants is dependent upon the decision of the regional or national IFACC representative)
 
Exam
  • written exam – test (90% of correct answers)
  • Practical skills exam (teaching practical skills).
Important
This course is not available in all countries. Ask your instructor if you can complete this course in your country.
* Ask your trainer if Oxygen First Aid and AED can be learned in your country?
 
Name of the course
Military Fist Aid International Trainers Course
 
Course code:
MFAIT
 
Qualifications
Military Fist Aid Trainer
 
Pre-qualification
A person qualified to participate in the course:
  • has been a qualified military instructor for a minimum of 12 months,
  • must document that he/she has trained at least 30 people on military first aid courses in the IFACC system,
  • has a university bachelor’s degree.
On behalf of the military organization, IFACC Representation may terminate this requirement of being a university graduate for a person who has special skills and experience in the field of rescue services.
 
Minimum age and other requirements:
  • 21 years,
  • Regional or national representation may specify additional requirements to start the course.
Program of the course:
  • active participation in a course for military first aid instructors,
  • correct presentation of rescue skills (assessed by a trainer),
  • correct presentation of teaching skills (assessed by a trainer),
  • correct assessment of all rescue skills (under the supervision of a trainer),
  • indirect supervision of a theoretical exam,
  • indirect supervision of the practical exam,
  • presentation of some theoretical content and skills, and answering questions asked by students.
Maximum group of participants
6 people (decision about the maximum group of participants is dependent upon the decision of the regional or national IFACC representative)
 
Exam
  • written exam – test (90% of correct answers)
  • Practical skills exam (teaching practical skills).
Important
This course is organized exclusively on behalf of the governments of the NATO member countries.
 
Name of the course
Emotional Fist Aid International Trainers Course
 
Course code:
MFAIT
 
Qualifications
Emotional Fist Aid Trainer
 
Pre-qualification
A person qualified to participate in the course:
  • has been a qualified instructor from a minimum of 12 months,
  • must document that has trained at least 30 people on emotional first aid courses in the IFACC system,
  • is a psychologist, educator, theologian or therapist and has completed master’s studies (can also hold a master's degree in the field of sociology, social work and other studies in social sciences, including family science).
Minimum age and other requirements:
  • 21 years,
  • Regional or national representation may specify additional requirements to start the course.
Program of the course:
  • active participation in a course for emotional first aid instructors,
  • correct presentation of emotional rescue skills (assessed by a trainer),
  • correct presentation of emotional teaching skills (assessed by a trainer),
  • correct assessment of all emotional rescue skills (under the supervision of a trainer),
  • indirect supervision of a theoretical exam,
  • indirect supervision of the practical exam,
  • presentation of some theoretical content and skills, and answering questions asked by students.
Maximum group of participants
6 people (decision about the maximum group of participants is dependent upon the decision of the regional or national IFACC representative)
 
Exam
  • written exam – test (90% of correct answers)
  • Practical skills exam (teaching practical skills).
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE COURSE DIRECTOR
 
The status of the IFACC Course Director obtains an IFACC Master Trainer Instructor in a given specialty, who has trained 30 instructors in the IFACC system at the minimum (in a given specialty). The status of the IFACC Course Director is an honorary status which indicates that a given person is an experienced IFACC educator.   
 
In the IFACC system the status of the IFACC Course Director can be obtained in the field of:  
  • First Aid
  • First Aid at Work
  • Emotional First Aid
  • Military First Aid
QUALIFICATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL EXAMINERS
 
The status of an International Examiner can be obtained by an IFACC Master Trainer Instructor in a given field of education and within the IFACC system
 
The following qualification degrees for the International Examiners have been established in the IFACC system.
  • First Aid International Examiner,
  • Emotional First Aid International Examiner,
  • Military First Aid International Examiner.
Qualifications of the First Aid International Examiner obtains a person who fulfills the following requirements:
  • he/she has had qualifications of the instructors’ trainer for minimum 12 months,
  • he/she completed master’s studies (in medicine or humanities) or completed higher vocational studies (medical: in the field of nursing or first-aid service),
  • he/she has written a course script in a selected field of first aid (a script of minimum 50 pages, 50 000 characters without spaces) in English or in his/her native language, or he/she has prepared a multimedia presentation on first aid, which has been approved as a substitute for a script;
  • he/she will present at least 1 positive and independent opinion of an international examiner, which will indicate that the candidate meets the ethical requirements to obtain the status of an international examiner;    
  • he/she has educated 30 instructors in a given IFACC specialty at the minimum;
  • he/she has got a positive opinion of the Director of the National Representation of IFACC and/or the Director of the Regional Representation of IFACC in his/her region.
The IFACC Board of Directors may also award the qualifications of the International IFACC Examiner to a person, who has minimum qualifications of the Master Trainer Instructor IFACC and who:
  • shows the highest level of educational skills and competence in a given area of knowledge and competence,
  • has a master’s degree at the minimum and teaching experience in a given area of competence and skills,
  • has five years’ professional experience at the minimum within acquired professional competence and qualifications.  
QUALIFICATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS IFACC
 
In order to fully implement the process of education the Management of IFACC can also appoint independent international experts in various fields.
 
An International Expert IFACC can be a person who has a doctorate in:  
  • medicine,
  • pedagogy,
  • didactics,
  • sociology,
  • management,
  • national and international security,
  • psychology,
  • law,
  • military science,
  • other specific fields and specialties important for the implementation of the IFACC programs.
Bear in mind that in individual countries the names of certain fields of knowledge and academic degrees can be called in different ways. Academic degrees and titles can also have specific specialties in individual countries.
 
The Management of IFACC recognizes the diplomas and certificates of academic degrees and titles which were issued according to the regulations in a given country and have been certified by the authorities of such a country to the so called international turnover (approved by an authorized government office) 
 
The Management of IFACC does not usurp the right to the factual and legal evaluation of the academic degrees and titles in individual countries, which were presented by given persons or institutions.
 
We are aware of the differences in teaching processes and educational systems that are obligatory in the USA, Europe and other countries.
 
As an international organization IFACC does not usurp the right to evaluate the academic degrees and titles if a given person presented a document on getting a university degree or title, which was authenticated by a given government office.
 
Furthermore, an expert can become a person who has a master’s degree in the above mentioned fields of science and additionally:
  • completed postgraduate studies (in a given field of knowledge or skills),
  • completed courses or specialist studies (in a given field of knowledge or skills),
  • has teaching, practical and professional experience (in selected aspects), and who has 1 approved and published academic publication at the minimum (e.g. a scientific article, book or any other publication, which was externally evaluated in accordance with scientific rules).
The following persons can put forward a motion to confer the status of an International Expert IFACC on a person:
  • national director IFACC,
  • regional director IFACC,
  • international examiner IFACC,
  • director/representative of an Accredited Training Centre IFACC,
  • director/representative of an Accredited Academic Training Centre IFACC.
You need to bear in mind that the final decision about the conferment of a given status or entitlement should be supported by an opinion of a law firm which represents IFACC. Upon a positive opinion of our law firm a given person can obtain the qualifications of an IFACC expert.