First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3) Training for Groups of up to 6
Duration: 5 days
Cost: £2500 + VAT
The Qualsafe Awards Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) qualification is specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance services, the event medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.
Successful candidates will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to be able to deal with a wide range of prehospital care emergencies, such as: managing a patient’s airway; catastrophic bleeding; management of fractures; medical emergencies and many more!
What’s more, this Ofqual regulated qualification is clinically endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care –The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfils the competencies set out in the Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework at descriptor level D, meaning learners can book this course with total confidence!
Courses can be arranged at your own premises – please contact us to check that you have suitable facilities, as we will require space for the training sessions and the assessments (where applicable).
Want to know more about the FREC 3 course and qualification?
Click this link for the full Level 3 specification QA Level 3 FREC Qualification Specification
FREC 3 course outline
- Roles and responsibilities of a first responder
- Medical emergencies
- Patient assessment
- Airway management
- Adult, child and infant CPR & AED usage
- Emergency oxygen
- Traumatic injuries
- Catastrophic bleeding
- Poisoning and intoxicating substances
- External and internal bleeding
- Helmet removal
- Cervical collars and pelvic splints
- Environmental exposure
- Burns and scalds
- Minor injuries
- Incident reporting
Additional information about the FREC 3 course
Intended audience: This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide prehospital care to patients requiring emergency care/treatment.
Structure: This qualification comprises 3 mandatory units with a total value of 15 credits. Learners must complete all assessments/skills tests in the units successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The minimum time to complete this qualification is 3 weeks and the maximum is 20 weeks. Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct guidance – from a Trainer – to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 35 hours over 5 days (excluding breaks). Learners should be encouraged to do a minimum of 118 hours of self-directed study, which should include additional reading and applied practice.
Other units: No other units can be combined to count towards the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF).
Relationship with other related qualifications: The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) can be transferred to other qualifications under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) towards achievement of that qualification providing it is achieved within its registration period.
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.
Progression: The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) qualification may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher levels, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.
Requalification requirements: This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. The Learner needs to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified. Requalification training should be delivered in no less than 21 hours (3 days) excluding breaks. Note: Requalification requires successful completion of the original qualification.
Next step: FREC 3 (or equivalent) is an entry requirement for FREC 4.
To discuss your first aid training requirements or to make a booking, please call First Aid Training Associates on 01508 570318 or complete our enquiry form.