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Qualsafe Awards
First Response Emergency Care Level 3


Complete your FREC 3 with Rich Adventure, based in Leicestershire.

The Qualsafe Awards First Response Emergency Care (Level 3 RQF) covers the full range of skills required by the HSE for first aid, and is the leading qualification for events cover. For those with further ambitions, it also forms the first step of a programme to become a Paramedic in 2 years.

The Qualsafe First Response Emergency Care (Level 3 RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, ideal for those looking to work or volunteer as a first responder.

Among the first to arrive at a scene, first responders typically include police officers, firefighters, and those providing medical cover at festivals and events such as Emergency/Community First Responders, Door Supervisors, Close Protection Operatives and Security Guards as well as those working in high risk environments including the military, power stations, agriculture and manufacturing.

Book a place on an open course today- or contact us via live chat to arrange a course for a group of 4 or more

Our open courses consist of a 5 day course with basic bunkhouse accommodation provided- please bring your own bedding, food and cooking equipment (use of industrial kitchen available with pans suited to cater for large groups). 

Tea and coffee will be available throughout course hours. 

The course consists of 35 hours guided learning, 14 hours self- led learning and assessments. Resources will remain accessible to learners in the evenings after core course hours to allow for practice of skills. 

2023 dates available:

March 6-10

October 2-6

November 6-10

Course Overview

This qualification forms part of the QA Prehospital Care suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

• Resuscitation Council (UK)

• Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications

• The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC)

This QA qualification is:

• For people who work or hope to work as first response emergency care providers in various job sectors

• Based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work (FAW) courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

This qualification should give Learners a level of knowledge and skills associated with Level D of the FPHC PreHospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework to deal with a range of prehospital emergency care situations.

 The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency care situations.

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. It is ideal for those looking to progress their careers within the emergency services, ambulance services, healthcare settings and supports specialist medical roles within law enforcement and security, energy and utilities, construction and military.

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