Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 4)


  • Duration: 5 Days (Face-to-Face) and self-directed study
  • Ofqual regulated
  • Endorsed by the Faculty of prehospital care – Royal College of Surgeons
  • The certificate remains valid by maintaining a CPD portfolio and ILS certification

FREC Joining Instructions

SKU: N/A Category:


Duration: 5 Days

No expiration of qualification as long as a yearly ILS update is completed.

Course Overview

The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 4) RQF is a regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care qualification specifically designed for those looking to progress their career within the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner or healthcare assistant. It is also ideal for those who are looking to work within specialist roles in the military, police, security, and fire services.

As the next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF), this qualification provides learners with a wider scope of practice in prehospital care emergencies, allowing for greater employment opportunities. It also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

Fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level E, this fantastic qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to respond to a wide range of prehospital care emergencies, such as major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick and injured children, mental health crisis and more.

What’s Covered?

Initial patient assessment
Physiological observations
Anatomy and physiology
Heart disease
Electrocardiogram application and monitoring
Managing a patient’s airway – supraglottic airways
Medical gases – including dosages and administration
Thoracic trauma
Maternity care
Respiratory disorders and infections
Mechanisms of injury and kinetics
Full body and limb immobilisation
Sexual assault
Major incidents
Psychosocial development in children
Emergency care for sick and injured children
Mental health crisis
Assisting the clinician with clinical interventions

Entry requirements
Learners must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the training.
Learners must have successfully completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) qualification or a QA-recognised equivalent.
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.

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 with fellow students.  

Additional information


Individual 19-23rd February 2024, Individual 22,23,24,30,31st March 2024, Individual 22-26th April 2024, Individual 18,19th, 24,25,26th May 2024, Individual 15-19th July 2024, Individual 26-30th August 2024, Individual 13,14,15,21,22nd September 2024, Individual 25-29th November 2024

    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop