The content for this course is comprehensive and covers the following:
- Basic Life Support (BLS) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
- Child and Infant BLS
- Emergency oxygen administration
- Bag Valve Mask (BVM) and pocket mask
- Trauma and catastrophic bleeding
- Head and spinal injuries
- Shock and circulation
- Sudden poisoning
- Burns and scalds
- Airway management
- Environmental exposure
- Responding to life threatening medical conditions
The Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC) is accepted as covering all learning outcomes and assessment criteria contained within the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualification. As such this qualification exceeds the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) standard requirements for those acting as a workplace first aider and also covers a number of additional training needs that are often identified in ‘higher risk’ working environments
Students are required to successfully pass the following: 13 x Practical assessments, 3 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers), 4 x Skills tests and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.
All learners must be at least 17 years old on the first day of training, possess reasonable numeracy and literacy skills and have an acceptable standard of English in order to be successful in this training. Having existing basic first aid knowledge is also recommended (e.g. previous attendance on a First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid at Work or Paediatric First Aid course).
Students who successfully complete this course will be issued a QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) certificate from Qualsafe Awards, which is valid for 3 years.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Learners who have gained a Level 2 First Person On Scene (Intermediate) qualification within the last 3 years may attend a shorter 3 day FREC conversion course. Contacts us for more details.
In line with Resuscitation Council (UK) guidance, it is strongly recommended that first responders undertake annual refresher training that includes Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation.
This qualification may be used towards achieving other pre-hospital care qualifications, including the Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF).