(FREC3) - 10th to 14th June 2024



5 Days


3 years

Course Overview 

Embark on the journey towards the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF), a nationally recognised qualification meticulously crafted for individuals carving a path in emergency services, ambulance operations, event and security medical sectors, or high-risk workplaces.

Endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and meticulously aligned with the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level D, this qualification serves as a cornerstone for diverse roles in emergency care. Whether you aspire to be an Event Medical Responder, Emergency Care Support Worker, or beyond, this qualification opens doors to a realm of possibilities.

Furthermore, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) seamlessly integrates into a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications, paving the way towards the esteemed QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

What’s Covered

  • Delve into the roles and responsibilities of a first responder
  • Navigate through diverse medical emergencies
  • Master the art of patient assessment
  • Acquire proficiency in airway management
  • Learn adult, child, and infant CPR & AED usage
  • Understand Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) procedures
  • Gain insights into emergency oxygen administration
  • Handle traumatic injuries with confidence
  • Manage catastrophic bleeding scenarios
  • Address cases of shock effectively
  • Navigate through incidents involving poisoning and intoxicating substances
  • Tackle both external and internal bleeding situations
  • Learn techniques for helmet removal
  • Master neck, spine, and pelvic immobilisation procedures
  • Understand and manage environmental exposure cases
  • Address burns and scalds efficiently
  • Learn to handle minor injuries
  • Grasp the essentials of incident reporting

Entry Requirements

  • Participants must be at least 17 years old on the first day of training.
  • No additional formal entry requirements exist; however, learners are advised to possess a minimum Level 2 proficiency in literacy and numeracy or equivalent, along with a basic understanding of first aid concepts.