First Response Emergency Care (FREC) Level 4

5 day course – £720


Emergency Planning College, York

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Course Overview

By far the most comprehensive and well delivered medical training I have ever received. It was hands on and full on from the very start and what, at first, seemed like an impossibly large syllabus was broken down and taught with adroit accuracy and professionalism. It is very evident that the Frontier Risks courses are borne from the practical application of the skills covered in the training and actual in-the-field experience. We had top of the range training aids, and course facilities and the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and dynamic. It was obvious that they knew above and beyond what they were teaching so asking questions and seeking a deeper understanding of the ‘why’s’ as well as the ‘how’s’ was made easy. I really enjoyed the week and would happily repeat the course just for the experience and confidence gained. I feel much more comfortable in confronting medical emergencies in remote areas now. Thank you, Frontier Risks!


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The FREC 4 qualification forms part of the QA Pre-Hospital Care Suite of qualifications, with learning outcomes based on the recommendations of:

  • Resuscitation Council (UK)

  • Skills for Health Assessment Principles

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care.


As the next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF), this qualification provides Learners with a wider scope of practice in Prehospital care emergencies, allowing for greater employment opportunities. 


The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised Prehospital care qualification specifically designed for those looking to progress their career within the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner or healthcare assistant. It is also ideal for those who are looking to work within specialist roles in the military, police and fire services.

Fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level E, this fantastic qualification provides Learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to be able to deal with a wide range of Prehospital care emergencies, such as: major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick and injured children, mental health problems and more. 

Course Structure

This qualification comprises 1 mandatory units (split into 3 components), 180 Guided learning hours (5 days)

  • First Response Emergency Care

  • First Response Emergency Care of Trauma

  • First Response Emergency Care of Medical Conditions


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The FREC 3 qualification is valid for a period of 3 years. Learners are required to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Requalification training is delivered through a refresher course consisting of 21 hours (3 days).

Note: Requalification requires successful completion of the original qualification.

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