This regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care qualification is clinically endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care- The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfils the competencies set out in the Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework at descriptor level D.
- The purpose of this qualification is to prepare delegates 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.
- To enable delegates to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency situations.
The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) comprises 3 mandatory units with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 150 hours.
Contact learning hours: 35 (classroom)
Self-directed study: 118 hours
Minimum time to complete the award: 3 weeks
Maximum time to complete the award: 20 weeks
13 x Practical assessments
3 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers)
4 x Skills tests and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course
Valid for 3 years
Roles and responsibilities of a first responder
Airway management Adult, child and infant CPR & AED usage
Poisoning and intoxicating substances
External and internal bleeding
Cervical collars and pelvic splints
Burns and scalds