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Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC)

Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC)

  • £714.00

The 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 environments.

Who Should Attend:
This course is aimed at the following sectors:
  • Oil & Gas Industry
  • Police Service
  • Fire Service
  • NGO’s
  • Media Industry
  • Civilian contractors working in the hostile environment
  • Security Industry
Attendance Criteria:
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 it is recommended that learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent. Having existing basic first aid knowledge is of first aid would be an advantage.


Course Content:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a first responder
  • Medical emergencies
  • Describe measures used to minimise infection
  • Patient assessment
  • Airway management
  • Adult, child and infant CPR & AED usage
  • Administer Emergency oxygen
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Catastrophic bleeding
  • Shock
  • Poisoning and intoxicating substances
  • External and internal bleeding
  • Helmet removal
  • Cervical collars and pelvic splints
  • Environmental exposure
  • Burns and scalds
  • Minor injuries
  • Incident reporting

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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!
  • Ofqual regulated qualification and 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!
  • On successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a: QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) valid for 3 years
  • 5 Days
  • Training is delivered from our training facilities, located in the Herefordshire. Residential options are also available on request
Recognition of Prior Learning:
  • Learners who have gained a Level 2 First Person On Scene (Intermediate) qualification within the last 3 years may attend a shorter 3 day FREC-R requalification course.
Refresher Training:
  • In line with Resuscitation Council (UK) guidance, it is strongly recommended that first responders undertake annual refresher training that includes Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation.
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