This regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care qualification is ideal for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance service, the event and security medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.
Over a 5 day period, learners will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital care emergencies, such as: managing a patient’s airway, catastrophic bleeding, management of fractures, medical emergencies and more.
Endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level D, this fantastic qualification is perfect for a range of roles in emergency care, such as: Event Medical Responder, Emergency Care Support Worker and more.
What’s more, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).
- Roles and responsibilities of a first responder
- Medical emergencies
- Patient assessment
- Airway management
- Adult, child and infant CPR & AED usage
- Return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) procedures
- Emergency oxygen
- Traumatic injuries
- Catastrophic bleeding
- Poisoning and intoxicating substances
- External and internal bleeding
- Helmet removal
- Neck, spine and pelvic immobilisation
- Environmental exposure
- Burns and scalds
- Minor injuries
- Incident reporting
COURSE DURATION AND LOCATIONS
Initially 5 days guided learning with 1 Trainer to 6 participants. Part of the course will be classroom based with a very high content of practical. Some of the practical elements and scenarios will be conducted outside in a variety of terrain. We want you to be confident and competent in all weathers if you need to apply your prehospital skills.
CERTIFICATES VALID FOR
After 3 years the qualification can be re-validated over 3 days.
This entry level course requires no previous knowledge in first aid. Providing a participant is willing to apply themselves and complete the five day FREC 3 and guided learning hours, they should be able to obtain a pass. However, to gain the most from the course, some previous knowledge by attending a first aid course is desirable. Participants need to be at least 17 years old to attend the FREC 3. Due to the assessments adequate numeracy and literature skills are needed to obtain a pass.
Continuous assessment is applied through the course. In addition to this, there are three multi-choice question papers and 15 practical assessments.