Duration: 5 Days
No expiration of qualification as long as a yearly ILS update is completed.
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.
Initial patient assessment
Anatomy and physiology
Electrocardiogram application and monitoring
Managing a patient’s airway – supraglottic airways
Medical gases – including dosages and administration
Respiratory disorders and infections
Mechanisms of injury and kinetics
Full body and limb immobilisation
Psychosocial development in children
Emergency care for sick and injured children
Mental health crisis
Assisting the clinician with clinical interventions
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.