The Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care is for personnel who wish to work or hope to work as Emergency Care Assistant/Provider in the healthcare setting. It will provide an enhanced level of prehospital care knowledge and clinical practice, to deal with a wide range of medical situations.
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide medical support and care to patients requiring emergency care/treatment. Personnel must hold the Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care or equivalent to enrol onto the course. Learners must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the training.
The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency situations. The qualification comprises of 3 mandatory units with a total value of 15 credits. Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours of dedicated learning time.
Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct guidance – from a Trainer – to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 35 hours over 5 days (excluding breaks). Sessions should be a minimum of 2 hours. Learners should be encouraged to do a minimum of 125 hours of self-directed study, which should include additional reading and applied practice. Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification is 20 weeks.