Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3)


  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Ofqual Regulated
  • Clinically endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Certificate valid for 3 years

FREC Joining Instructions

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Duration: 5 Days

Valid for 3 years

Course Overview

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed 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.

Endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital CareThe 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).

What’s Covered?

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

Entry requirements
Learners must be at least 17 years old on the first day of the training.
There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent and a basic understanding of first aid.

You will receive a link to a Microsoft Teams account after your purchase. Please do not worry, the course is NOT online and is face to face. This team just allows you access to course information, books, joining instructions, course updates and a place to chat to fellow students.  

Additional information


Individual 15-19th April 2024, Individual 13-17th May 2024, Individual 10-14th June 2024, Individual 1-5th July 2024, Individual 19-23rd August 2024, Individual 2-6th September 2024, Individual 21-25th October, Individual 11-15th November 2024

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