QA Level 4 (RQF)
First Response Emergency Care 4 (FREC4)
This 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. It is also ideal for those who are looking to work within specialist roles in the military, police and fire services.
As the next step for those who have completed the 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.
Prior to course attendance there is a mandatory 20 hours of pre-learning.
This course is delivered in a blended learning format with days 1-4 being delivered online. Days 5 and 6 are held at our training centre for skills learning stations, practical assessments and examinations.
Initial patient assessment
Anatomy and physiology
Electrocardiogram application and monitoring
Managing a patient’s airway – supraglottic airways
Medical gases – including dosages and administration
Respiratory disorders and infections
Mechanisms of injury and kinetics
Full body and limb immobilisation
Psychosocial development in children
Emergency care for sick and injured children
Mental health crisis
Assisting the clinician with clinical interventions
Length: 48 hours over 6 days plus 141 hours of self directed study
Validity: Current ILS certificate alongside maintaining a CPD Portfolio