QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF)

As the next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF), this qualification provides Learners with a wider scope of practice in prehospital care emergencies, allowing for greater employment opportunities. It also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

Intended Audience

The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for those looking to progress their career in the emergency services, ambulance services, event medical sector and high risk workplaces. 

Course OverviewQualification Specification

Fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level E, this fantastic 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 problems and more. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

Learner Registration Fees

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Standard Price 150-249 Learners
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250-499 Learners
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500+ Learners
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£44.50 £41.16 £40.05 £38.93

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 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) 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 20-22) to check the Training/Assessing and Quality Assurance qualifications 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 5-8 of the Qualification Specification above.

Key Facts

QAN Number: 601/6932/1

Ofqual Regulated? Yes

Number of Units: 3 mandatory units

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 35 (125 hours contextualised learning)

Contact Learning Hours (CLH): 35 minimum

Credit Value: 16

Assessment: 5 x Practical assessments, 5 x Skills tests, 3 x Learner workbooks and continuous formative assessments conducted throughout the course.

Qualification Valid For: Once achieved this qualification is valid while the Learner maintains a CPD portfolio and holds a valid Immediate Life Support qualification.

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

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