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Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

The Qualsafe Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised Prehospital care qualification specifically designed for those looking to progress their career within the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner or healthcare assistant.

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Fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level E, this qualification provides learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to be able to deal with a wide range of Prehospital care emergencies, such as: major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick and injured children, mental health issues and more. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered.

Course Cost:
£595

Course Duration:
5-Days (40 Hours)

Course Delivery:
Face to Face

Entry requirements:
Learners must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the training.
Learners must hold a valid (in date) Qualsafe Level 3 Award in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) or a valid
(in date) Qualsafe First Response Emergency Care (Level 3 RQF) qualification or a QA recognised equivalent
and provide continuing professional development (CPD) profile containing evidence of 118hrs study and/or
contextualised practice (details shown in Appendix 5) before they can begin the Qualsafe 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 Learners have a
minimum of Level 2 in literacy or equivalent.

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)
• Skills for Health Assessment Principles for Qualifications that Assess Occupational Competence
• Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (RCS Ed)

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 Learners an intermediate level of prehospital care knowledge to deal with a
range of prehospital care situations.
This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the Qualsafe Level 4
Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods
and quality assurance arrangements.

Objective:
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 and urgent situations. The qualification is
designed to act as proof the Learner has undergone a programme of learning and assessment to demonstrate
competency in the area of prehospital care to gain employment and a ‘licence to practise’ from an employer.

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 and urgent care/treatment. It is ideal
for those looking to progress their careers within the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency
care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner, healthcare
assistant and supports specialist medical roles within the military, police and fire services.