The FREC Level 3 qualification comprises 3 mandatory units with a Total Qualification Time of 150 hours.
Learners must complete all assessments/skills tests in the units successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The minimum time to complete this qualification is 3 weeks and the maximum is 20 weeks.
Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct guidance, from a trainer, to complete their programme of learning successfully
For this qualification, this should be a minimum of 35 hours over 5 days (excluding breaks). Sessions should be a minimum of 2 hours. Learners should be encouraged to do a minimum of 118 hours of self-directed study, which should include additional reading and applied practice.
We can offer assistance for learners who may not have the opportunity to put skills into practice as a first responder during their qualification, including :-
- Reflective writing after reading books, journals on an area of interest linked to prehospital care
- Setting up protocols for the use of AED’s in the work place
- Formation of a disaster plan for their organisation, if involved in a natural disaster
- Setting up a training programme for Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction for the local population.
After 3 years the qualification can be revalidated by attending a 3 day requalification course.