QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

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.

Suitable for:

  • Event first aiders
  • Fire Fighters
  • Police fire arms and medics
  • Close protection operative: this qualification is recognised by the Security Industries Authority (SIA)
  • Expedition Leaders UK and overseas
  • Journalists working overseas
  • Researchers working overseas
  • Film Crews working overseas
  • Aid workers in hostile or disaster-prone countries
  • Community Responders in the UK
  • High risk work environments in UK and overseas
  • Offshore workers
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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 pre-hospital emergency situations.

This is a 5 day (35 hour) course replaces the IHCD L2 First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi) qualification.  The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

Our FREC training courses are delivered by highly competent and experienced medics, healthcare professionals and trainers with many years experience in the pre-hospital field.

Hard Copy Manuals provided only- PDF version not available.


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Course Breakdown 

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)

Pre-course 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

Course Syllabus

  • Roles and responsibilities of a first responder
  • Medical emergencies
  • Patient assessment
  • Airway management Adult, child and infant CPR & AED usage
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Catastrophic bleeding
  • Shock
  • Poisoning and intoxicating substances
  • External and internal bleeding
  • Helmet removal
  • Cervical collars and pelvic splints
  • Environmental exposure
  • Burns and scalds
  • Minor injuries
  • Incident reporting.


Limited places



QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)



Wednesday, 18 August 2021 - Sunday, 22 August 2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (5 days)

  • Belfast
  • £540.00 incl. VAT
Register6 places remaining

Wed 18 Aug 2021 - Sun 22 Aug 2021

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (5 days)

Suitable for: The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RCF) qualification is specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance services, the event medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.

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£540.00 (Including VAT)


9.00am – 5pm each day



Kingsbridge Training Academy
10 Falcon Way, Boucher Road,
Belfast, BT12 6SQ

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