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Qualsafe First Response Emergency Care Level 3

This Ofqual regulated pre-hospital care qualification is ideal for those who have a specific responsibility to respond to emergency situations. The qualification is approved by Qualsafe Awards (the UK’s largest Awarding Organisation for first aid qualifications) and is clinically endorsed by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC). The Level 3 Certificate meets the FPHC criteria for descriptor ‘D’ provider on the PHEM Skills Framework. The life saving skills taught are particularly suited to security staff, medical response teams, fire and police officers, industrial first aiders, healthcare providers and community responders.

Over 5 days, you will fulfil the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level D, gaining the knowledge and practical skills needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency care situations. A perfect fit for those looking to work or volunteer as a first responder.

Among the first to arrive at a scene, First Responders typically includes law enforcement officers, firefighters, and those providing medical cover at events, as well as those working in high risk environments including the military, power stations, agriculture and manufacturing.

Topics Covered:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a first responder

  • Medical emergencies

  • Patient assessment

  • Airway management

  • Adult, child and infant CPR & AED usage

  • Return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) procedures

  • Emergency oxygen

  • Traumatic injuries

  • Catastrophic bleeding

  • Shock

  • Poisoning and intoxicating substances

  • External and internal bleeding

  • Helmet removal

  • Neck, spine and pelvic immobilisation

  • Environmental exposure

  • Burns and scalds

  • Minor injuries

  • Incident reporting

Course Duration: 5 Days
Course Cost: £384.00 inc VAT.

Futher Details

Course Duration:

Five Days

Qualification & Accreditation:

Learners will be continually assessed throughout the duration of the FREC® course, with successful candidates receiving a QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) certificate.


This is valid for a period of 3 years and can be renewed by attending a 3 day FREC® requalification course.


This qualification may be used towards achieving other pre-hospital care qualifications, including the Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF). Qualsafe now also offer a route to Paramedic through their range of FREC courses.

Eligibility and Entry Requirements

All Learners must be at least 17 years old and possess reasonable numeracy and literacy skills.

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Our training center is fully equipped with modern training equipment designed to enhance your learning experience. Our spacious classrooms are equipped with a variety of tools and resources that enable us to simulate realistic scenarios and provide hands-on learning opportunities. This immersive approach to training helps ensure that you are fully prepared for real-world situations

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