Prehospital Care


QA Level 3 Certificate (RQF)

Qualification Information

Qualification number: 603/0654/3.

  • Unit 1: First Response Emergency Care.
  • Unit 2: First Response Emergency Care of Trauma.
  • Unit 3: First Response Emergency Care of Medical Conditions.

Course Information

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is an accredited, regulated and quality assured qualification that is recognised throughout the UK. This comprehensive 5-day course prepares individuals 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.

Course Duration

The FREC 3 course that we deliver has a Total Qualification Time (TQT) requirement of 150 hours. In order to facilitate continual learning, the course should be delivered over 5 consecutive days; however, this can be adapted to suit your individual requirements. The maximum period to achieve this qualification (including any referrals) is 20 weeks.


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.

Assessment & Certification

Course assessments includes:

  • 11 x Practical assessments.
  • 3 x Skills tests.
  • 3 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers).

Upon successful completion of this course, individuals will receive a QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) printed certificate as well as a credit-card style license. This qualification is valid for 3 years from date of certification. This qualification may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher levels, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.

Entry Requirements

A maximum of 6 students can be accommodated on this course. Please note that students must be at least 17 years old on the first day of training. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that students have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent and a basic understanding of first aid.


We are able to deliver our FREC 3 training course on your premises (subject to a pre-course assessment) to reduce the costs associated with taking time out and travelling. Alternatively, you can book onto our next available course at our Snetterton Training Facility.

Price (Per Student)

£465.00 ex VAT

If you would like more information or to book your FREC 3 training course with us, please complete an enquiries form or call our team on 01603 486448.