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Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC3) (RQF)

Course Overview

This regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care qualification is ideal 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.


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.


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).


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, Private Military Contractors and Security Officers registered with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and more.

What's Covered?

  • Roles and responsibilities of a first responder

  • Medical emergencies

  • Patient assessment

  • Airway management

  • Adult, child and infant CPR & AED usage

  • Return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) procedures

  • Emergency oxygen

  • Traumatic injuries

  • Catastrophic bleeding

  • Shock

  • Poisoning and intoxicating substances

  • External and internal bleeding

  • Helmet removal

  • Neck, spine and pelvic immobilisation

  • Environmental exposure

  • Burns and scalds

  • Minor injuries

  • Incident reporting

What To Bring

  • Passport / Identity Card

  • Medical / Hospital Insurance

  • Criminal Background Check (dated within 6 months) or National Security License

  • Sturdy boots (Ambulance Shift)

  • Watch with a second hand

  • Laptop or Tablet / iPad

Course Cost

What is included:

  • Online & Residential Tuition

  • Course Equipment

  • Operational Frontline Ambulance Shift

  • Qualsafe Examination & Certification fees

  • Any applicable VAT

What is NOT included:

  • Accommodation

  • Meals

  • Airport Transfers

Standard Course Cost: €1050

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Successful Candidates receive a First Response Emergency Care Level 3 (RQF) Certificate from Qualsafe Awards

Entry Requirements

  • English Language Proficiency

  • Good physical fitness which includes functional senses, the ability to lift / carry patients and work long hours / shift work

  • Clear or Approved Criminal Background Check

Training Locations

  • Cape Town, South Africa

  • Helsingborg, Sweden

Course Dates

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