The purpose of this qualification is to provide delegates with the ability to meet a ‘licence to practise’ requirement that allows them to act within their scope of practice to administer safe, prompt, effective prehospital care in situations which can arise when providing emergency and urgent treatment and/or management.
The objective of the qualification is to benefit delegates by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency and urgent situations. The qualification is designed to act as proof the delegate has undergone a programme of learning and assessment to demonstrate competency within the area of prehospital care to gain employment and a ‘licence to practise’ from an employer.
This QA qualification is:
- For people who work as emergency care providers in various healthcare settings who would be expected to assess patients using a variety of methods including physiological measures and be able to act on their findings
- Based on skill set E of the prehospital provider competencies Faculty of Prehospital Care RCS Ed framework
- This qualification should give delegates an intermediate level of prehospital care knowledge and clinical practice to deal with a range of prehospital care situations
Fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level E, this fantastic qualification providers delegates with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to respond to a wide range of prehospital care emergencies, such as: major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick and injured children, mental health crisis and more.
This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.
**Please note: This course requires delegates to complete 3 Workbooks and revision time in preparation for invigilated exams.
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QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)
Delegates must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the training.
Delegates must have successfully completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) qualification or a QA recognised equivalent and provide continuing professional development (CPD) profile containing evidence of 100hrs study and/or contextualised practice (details shown in Appendix 5) before they can begin the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) qualification. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that delegates have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) qualification may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher levels, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.
Once achieved this qualification is valid while the delegates maintains a CPD portfolio and has attended annual refresher training. Training should include the assessment and treatment of cardiorespiratory arrest and life-threatening injury/illness. This may include an Immediate Life Support qualification.