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QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)
This is a 5 day (35 hour) course is an alternative to the old IHCD L2 First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi) qualification, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).
The 3 day QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) re-qualification course is also perfect for those who have already completed an FPOSi qualification and are due to requalify.
Endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care- The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level D, this fantastic qualification is perfect for a range of roles in emergency care, such as: Event Medical Responder, Emergency Care Support Worker and more.
The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is one of the few first aid qualifications recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance service, the event and security medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.
• Basic Life Support (BLS) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
• Child and Infant BLS
• Emergency oxygen administration
• Bag Valve Mask (BVM) and pocket mask
• Trauma and catastrophic bleeding
• Head and spinal injuries
• Shock and circulation
• Sudden poisoning
• Burns and scalds
• Airway management
• Environmental exposure
• Responding to life threatening medical conditions
The Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC®) is accepted as covering all learning outcomes and assessment criteria contained within the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualification. As such this qualification exceeds the HSE’s standard requirements for those acting as a workplace first aider and also covers a number of additional training needs that are often identified in ‘higher risk’ working environments.
Ofqual Regulated? Yes
Number of Units: 3 mandatory units
Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 35 (118 hours contextualised learning)
Contact Learning Hours (CLH): 35 minimum
Credit Value: 15
Assessment: 13 x Practical assessments, 3 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers), 4 x Skills tests and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.
Qualification Valid For: 3 years