QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

This 5-day pre-hospital care qualification is ideal for those who have a specific responsibility to respond to emergency situations. The qualification is approved by Qualsafe Awards and is clinically endorsed by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC).


The Level 3 Certificate meets the FPHC criteria for descriptor ‘D’ provider on the PHEM Skills Framework. The life saving skills taught are particularly suited to semedical response teams, security team fire fighters, senior first aiders and community first responders.


£495 & VAT Per participant

Group Rate £4,000 & VAT (max 10 participants)


Topics covered include:


•    Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation
•    Child and Infant Basic Life Support
•    Oxygen administration 
•    Bag Valve Mask (BVM) and pocket mask 
•    Trauma and catastrophic bleeding
•    Head and spinal injuries
•    Shock and circulation 
•    Poisoning
•    Burns and scalds
•    Airway management
•    Environmental issues 
•    Responding to life threatening medical conditions


The Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC) is accepted as covering all learning outcomes and assessment criteria contained within the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work.

Learners will be continually assessed throughout the duration of the FREC course, with successful candidates receiving a QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) certificate. This is valid for a period of 3 years and can be renewed by attending a 3 day FREC® requalification course.


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).


Key Facts

Number of Units: 3 mandatory units

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 35 (118 hours contextualised learning)

Contact Learning Hours (CLH): 35 minimum

Credit Value: 15

Assessment: 13 x Practical assessments, 3 x Theory assessments (Multi Choice Question Papers), 4 x Skills tests and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

Qualification Valid For: 3 years

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