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

This qualification is ideal:

  • For people seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance service, the event and security medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.

  • Based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work (FAW) courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981


This qualification gives learners the opportunity to 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.

Course content:

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


Length: 5 days 

Valid: 3 years



Poisoning and intoxicating substances

External and internal bleeding

Helmet removal

Neck, spine and pelvic immobilisation

Environmental exposure

Burns and scalds

Minor injuries

Incident reporting

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