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

Ideal as an alternative to the First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi) qualification, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

The 3 day QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) re-qualification course is also perfect for those who have already completed an FPOSi qualification and are due to requalify.

Endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care- The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level D, this fantastic qualification is perfect for a range of roles in emergency care, such as: Event Medical Responder, Emergency Care Support Worker and more. 

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is one of the few first aid qualifications recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Intended Audience

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance service, the event and security medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces. 

Course OverviewQualification Specification

Over a 5 day period, Learners will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital care emergencies, such as: managing a patient's airways, catastrophic bleeding, management of fractures, medical emergencies and more. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification

Learner Registration Fees

Here at Qualsafe Awards we are passionate about providing the highest quality service and support at competitive prices. That's why our Centres can save up to 12.5% on Learner Registrations with our tiered pricing system!

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500+ Learners
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£39.50 £36.53 £35.55 £34.56

Price includes:

Free Lesson Plan, Practical Assessment Sheets, Multiple Choice Question Papers and a Guide to Assessing Prehospital Qualifications.

Successful Learners will receive a QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) certificate personalised with their Centre’s details.

Centre Requirements

In order to deliver this qualification, Centres will require a minimum of 1 Trainer and 1 Internal Quality Assurer (these cannot be the same person). Please refer to the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications and the above Qualification Specification (pages 17-19) to check the Training/Assessing and Quality Assurance qualifications, and occupational knowledge and competence required for these positions. Centres will also need to have appropriate policies, systems and procedures in place, as well as suitable and adequate venues, equipment and learning resources. For further details on Centre requirements, please consult pages 5-7 of the Qualification Specification above.

Key Facts

QAN Number: 603/0654/3

Ofqual Regulated? Yes

Number of Units: 3 mandatory units

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 35 (118 hours contextualised learning)

Contact Learning Hours (CLH): 35 minimum

Credit Value: 15

Assessment: 13 x Practical assessments, 3 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers), 4 x Skills tests and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

Qualification Valid For: 3 years

Funding: This qualification is eligible for Advanced Learner Loans. For further details please click here.

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