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FAR Bursary 2020

FAR Regulations for Early Years Services

As you are aware under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016, a new regulatory requirement will come into force from June 1st, 2020.  From then under Regulation 25, there must be a person(s) who has always trained in FAR (First Aid Response) with a trainer approved by the Pre- Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) available .

 

UPDATE January 2021 – New Applications for the FAR Bursary will not be accepted. 

To apply for the FULL FAR Reimbursement Fund, a registered service or registered childminder must:

  • Have an employee who has completed or have themselves completed either the full 18 hours FAR course or the 12 hours Refresher FAR course since January 1st, 2019.
  • Have paid for the employee / registered childminder to participate in the training.
  • Submit a copy of the receipt for training and a copy of the PHECC accredited FAR certificate.

To apply for the PARTIAL FAR Reimbursement Fund, a registered service or registered childminder must:

  • Have an employee who has completed or have themselves completed either the two day online theory element of the full FAR course or the one day online theory element of the refresher FAR course since the Public Health restrictions have been put in place
  • Have paid for the employee / registered childminder to participate in the training.
  • Submit a copy of the receipt for training and a copy of the letter from the PHECC accredited trainer guaranteeing that the employee has secured a place for the practical element of the FAR course. In this instance a maximum of 2/3 of the Bursary will be paid with the remaining paid on receipt of a copy of the PHECC accredited FAR certificate.

FAR Reimbursement Application Form including part funding

For any further queries, please contact Cork City Childcare on 021 4310500 or email info@corkcitychildcare.ie