Level 3 Award in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

The Qualsafe Level 3 Award in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, ideal for those looking to work or volunteer as a first responder.

Among the first to arrive at a scene, first responders typically include police officers, firefighters, and those providing medical cover at festivals and events such as Emergency/Community First Responders, Door Supervisors, Close Protection Operatives and Security Guards as well as those working in high risk environments including the military, power stations, agriculture and manufacturing.

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This a 5-Day Course aimed at those looking for work or volunteer as a First Responder. This course provides the knowledge and practical skills needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency care situations.

Course Cost:
£495 (inc VAT)

Course Duration:
5-Days (40 Hours)

Course Delivery:
Face to Face

Entry requirements:
Learners must be at least 17 years old on the first day of the training.
There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a
minimum of Level 2 in literacy or equivalent and a basic understanding of first aid.

Qualification overview:
This qualification forms part of the QA Prehospital Care suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning
outcomes are based on the recommendations of:
• Resuscitation Council (UK)
• Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications
• The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC)
This QA qualification is:
• For people who work or hope to work as first response emergency care providers in various job sectors
• Based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work (FAW)
courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
This qualification should give Learners a level of knowledge and skills associated with Level D of the FPHC PreHospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework to deal with a range of prehospital emergency care situations.
This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the Qualsafe Level 3 Award
in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) and includes the unit and its components information, assessment
methods and quality assurance arrangements.

The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical
competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency care situations.

Intended audience:
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities,
to provide prehospital care to patients requiring emergency care/treatment. It is ideal for those looking to progress
their careers within the emergency services, ambulance services, healthcare settings and supports specialist
medical roles within law enforcement and security, energy and utilities, construction and military.

Recognition of Prior Learning:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process for recognising any learning undertaken and/or attained by a
Learner. The Learner must prove they have met some or all the learning outcomes and/or assessment criteria for
this qualification before RPL can be considered.
Any evidence submitted as RPL must be valid, authentic, reliable, current, sufficient and specific.