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

£550.00 - (Incl VAT)

£550.00 inc. TAX

  • Duration: 4 Days (Face-to-Face) and self-directed study
  • Ofqual regulated
  • Endorsed by the Faculty of prehospital care – Royal College of Surgeons
  • Certificate remains valid by maintaining a CPD portfolio and ILS certification
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Duration: 4 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 (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 providers 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 to fellow students.  

Additional information


Group, Individual – 23,24,25th April & 1,2nd May 2021, Individual – 11,12,13th & 19,20th June 2021, Individual – 13,14,15th & 21,22nd August 2021, Individual – 8,9,10th & 16,17th October 2021, Individual – 3,4,5th & 11,12th December 2021, Individual – 11,12,13th & 19,20th February 2022, Individual – 4,5,6,7,8th April 2022, Individual – 10,11,12th & 18,19th June 2022, Individual – 1,2,3,4,5th August 2022, Individual – 3,4,10 & 11th September 2022, Individual – 7,8,9th & 15,16th October 2022, Individual – 5,6,7,8,9th December 2022


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