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QA Level 3 Award in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) – FREC 3

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FREC 3 is a regulated and nationally recognised pre-hospital care qualification is ideal 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. Over a 5 day period, learners will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital care emergencies, such as: managing a patient’s airway, catastrophic bleeding, management of fractures, medical emergencies and more.

FREC 3 is 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. What’s more, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) also forms part of a progressive suite of pre-hospital care qualifications and allows progression to FREC 4 (QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF).

Our instructors Ian & Steve have over 35 years working within the Scottish Ambulance Service and are both currently Senior Paramedics within the Clinical Training Department. So you know you are in the right hands!

Course Overview

During the 5 day course you will learn

  • 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
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Who is FREC 3 for?

FREC 3 is ideal for the following

  • Event First Aiders
  • Ambulance Care Assistants
  • Fire Fighters
  • Police Firearms& Medics
  • Close Protection Operative: this qualification is recognised by the Security Industries Authority (SIA)
  • Expedition Leaders UK and overseas
  • Journalists working overseas
  • Researchers working overseas
  • Film Crews working in remote areas
  • Aid workers in hostile or disaster-prone countries
  • Community Responders in the UK
  • High risk work environments in the UK and overseas
  • Offshore workers
  • Anyone looking to enhance their first aid skills

Assessment Methods

  • 3 multiple choice question papers
  • 3 anatomy diagrams
  • 1 patient assessment form
  • 11 practical assessments

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