Level 3 First Response Emergency Care (FREC)


The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) is a brand new course, accredited by Qualsafe Awards, clinically endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is is one of the few first aid qualifications recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

This qualification may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher levels, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.

Course Syllabus

The syllabus includes:

  • Kinematics – How to perform a ‘SAFE’ approach and predict injury based on the evidence of forces and motion as derived from the accident scene
  • Catastrophic bleeding – Learn to identify both internal and external haemorrhaging and apply suitable treatment such as tourniquets and haemostatic agents.
  • Airways – Develop skills in identifying and managing airway problems, including use of OP/NP airways.
  • Breathing – Study serious chest injuries and their management, including the use of chest seals.
  • Circulation – Examine how the circulatory system works and how to identify and treat shock.
  • Disability – Identify and treat head injuries and prevent secondary brain injury.
  • Extremity Trauma – Identify and treat fractures and soft tissue injury using a wide range of splints and slings.
  • Burns – Understand the different types, severity, and treatment of burns
  • Suspension and Crush injuries – Recognition of the severity of suspension trauma, crush injuries and management of these conditions.
  • Paediatric Trauma – Recognise the difference between adult and child injuries, and adapt treatment methods for children.
  • Packaging and evacuation – Learn thedifferent ways of packaging casualties for rapid evacuation, and choose appropriate extrication and transport equipment for time-critical patients including long-boards, vacuum mattresses, scoop-stretchers and speed-boards.
  • Special Circumstances – Discuss adaptations for treatment for pregnant patients or victims of drowning or poisoning.
  • CPR and AEDs – Learn the Resus Council 2015 CPR guidelines and the safest and most effective way to use AEDs.
  • Medical Gasses – Understand the physiology of respiration and the indications and contradictions for oxygen therapy.

Course FAQ's

Who is this course aimed at?

The QA 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.

What is the Price of the Course?


What is the duration of the course ?

5 days

Course delivery

Course Delivery:

Delivered over 5 days via a mixture of lectures and scenarios, our focus is on the practical skills needed to save lives, culminating in practical assessments and 3 MCQ exams.

Valid For

Valid for

  • 3 Years
  • What should I do when it expires?
  • Canditates must attend a 3-day requalification course before their certificate expires.

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  • Covered everything in depth at a good learning pace. Course was great. I had envisaged a day of power points but I couldn't have been more wrong. Fantastic practical day which sharpened my skills

    Chris Kitchin, Blackpool Airport
  • Very knowledgeable and helpful training style. Relaxed but professional atmosphere throughout and nothing too much trouble

    Danny Porter, Vector Aerospace
  • Loved the course. It has given me so much more confidence to carry out my role. I can't wait to share this knowledge with the rest of my watch. 10/10

    André Le Geyt, Jersey Airport
  • I feel that I have learnt a lot from the course and enjoyed the material. Feel much more confident if I am ever in an emergency situation.

    Carl Corby, Hughes Sub Surface Engineering
  • "I have really enjoyed the course. 10/10"

    Ashley Davids, Director of Clinical Services at BMI Healthcare
  • "Excellent course. Well presented and very thought provoking"

    Steven Maher, Senior ODP at Liverpool Women's Hospital

Companies we've worked with

  • Luton
  • Essex Fire
  • Leeds Airport
  • HFR Sol
  • Manchester Airport
  • BP
  • Nhs
  • Vector
  • Sussex Fire
  • Herts Fire
  • Ctia
  • BAE
  • BMI Healthcare
  • Durham Fire
  • Spire
  • Jersey Fire
  • Chemring
  • Bam
  • Centrica
  • Londoncityairport
  • Nuffield
  • Serco
  • Tyne Fire
  • Hia
  • Heathrow
  • Urenco
  • Airport Fire
  • Siemens
  • Bournmouth Airport
  • Fire

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