First Response Emergency Care (FREC) Level 3
4 Day Course
Option 1: Course Only – £720
Option 2: Course with food and accommodation – £795
Monday 25th - Thursday 28th Jan
Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th May
Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th Jul
Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th Sep
The FREC 3 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.
You can view the entire course outline in the official QA Level 3 Certificate in
First Response Emergency Care (RQF) Qualification Specification.
The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency situations.
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare Learners to be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective prehospital care in situations which can arise when providing emergency treatment and/or management.
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide prehospital care to patients requiring emergency care/treatment.
The FREC 3 qualification is intended for anyone who wishes to practice to level D on the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Skills framework.
Industries currently training in this qualification include:
Non-health care public services
Remote site workers
Charity and Aid works
This qualification comprises 3 mandatory units, 35 Guided learning hours
First Response Emergency Care
First Response Emergency Care of Trauma
First Response Emergency Care of Medical Conditions
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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Each learner will be expected to complete and pass a Multiple-Choice Question paper in each unit and will be assessed practically in accordance with current prehospital care practice.
There are 15 practical assessments/skills tests for this qualification:
Adult CPR and AED (FREC)
Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (FREC)
Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (FREC)
Management of Fractures (FREC)
Patient Report Form (FREC)
Secondary Survey (FREC)
Wounds, Bleeding & Shock (FREC)
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.