First Response Emergency Care (FREC) Level 3 Course

Qualsafe Awards Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

Course Type: Classroom Course and Self-Directed Learning

COURSE OVERVIEW

This Qualsafe Awards regulated course is nationally recognized as a Level 3 Pre-hospital Care Level 3 qualification that is respected by many medical companies and healthcare organizations.

The FREC Level 3 course is popular because it is a qualification that can be used for some ambulance work, event medical cover and in other environments.

The course has been developed as a result of a partnership between Qualsafe Awards and the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh who clinically endorse the qualification.

FREC Level 3

PROGRESSION

The FREC Level 3 certificate can be used as a valued qualification that is recognized and accepted by numerous employers. For example, companies who provide event medical cover, ambulance services and security services.

In addition, if you would like to work in the emergency services, the course can be used to start a paramedical career because it is part of a progressive suite of pre-hospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

If you want to be an HCPC registered Paramedic this is a way to do it!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is for people who have a ‘first responder’ responsibility in their workplace and/or anyone who works on a voluntary basis or within the community who needs to know about prehospital care. In fact the FREC Level 3 course is suitable for anyone who may need to provide prehospital care and treatment to any casualty or patient.

The course is also ideal for people who want to work as an emergency care provider. The course is suitable for a variety of various healthcare settings. In addition the FREC Level 3 course also fulfils the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at Descriptor Level D so it is ideal for non-healthcare professionals who are required to provide emergency care for patients as a secondary role – e.g. Police Officers and Fire Service personnel.

The course is also perfect for people who work in a high risk environment and/or anyone who would like to increase their knowledge and learn new skills with regard to emergency care. For example, our learning groups include first aiders, first aid trainers and ex-military personnel.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All course participants must be at least seventeen years old on the first day of the training course. There are no other formal entry requirements. However, to benefit fully from the training course, Qualsafe Awards advise that all learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy (or equivalent) and a basic understanding of first aid.

Our instructors are experienced trainers and healthcare professionals and they will always do their best to assist any course participant who is, for instance, is dyslexic and/or has a physical disability.

Please note that our Ipswich medical training centre is easily accessible to wheelchair users and it also has a properly-equipped wheelchair-accessible unisex toilet.

All Qualsafe Award courses use the English language so all FREC course participants should be able to speak, read and understand English. You will also be required to show the instructor a valid form of photographic identification on the first day of the course. In addition you may be asked to sign a learning agreement.

COURSE CONTENT

This course will give you the essential knowledge, practical skills and confidence that are required to recognize and treat injuries and sudden illnesses in a safe, prompt and effective way. Your First Response Emergency Care Level 3 course will include the following topics…

  • Roles and Responsibilities of a First Responder
  • Patient Assessment
  • Initial and Secondary Survey
  • Unconscious Casualties
  • Recovery Position
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Airway Management
  • Choking
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • Heart Attack and Angina
  • Adult, Child and Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC)
  • Shock (Recognition and Treatment)
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Stroke (CVA) Compression, Concussion
  • External and Internal Bleeding
  • Amputation and Crush Injuries
  • Poisoning and intoxicating substances
  • Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and Strains
  • Neck, Spine and Pelvic Immobilization
  • Crash Helmet removal
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Minor Injuries – including eye injuries
  • Incident Reporting………and much more!!!!

All of our courses are tailored to the specific individual requirements of each course participant so our instructors will always do their best to answer questions with regard to any additional topic and/or give personal one-to-one tuition when individual course participants need additional help.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Your five-day classroom course will cover 3 mandatory units that will have a total value of 15 credits. Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours of learning time.

The three units are as follows…

Unit 1 First Response Emergency Care
Unit 2 First Response Emergency Care of Trauma
Unit 3 First Response Emergency Care of Medical Conditions

If you need or would like some additional time with your instructor (e.g. to practice a new skill) it will be provided free of charge.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

During your 5-day course you will gain the relevant knowledge, practical skills and competencies that could be needed to manage a wide range of Prehospital Care emergencies including managing a unconscious patient’s airway, catastrophic bleeding, fractures, burns, acute medical emergencies and much more. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered please download the Qualification Specification.

COURSE DURATION

The total qualification time (TQT) for this course is 150 hours. This means you will need to attend a five-day (i.e. 40 hour) classroom course and complete a 110 hours of self-directed study that will need to be done in your own time before, during and after the course. If you need any advice you will be able to contact your course instructor anytime before, during or after the course.

Please note that the minimum time to complete this qualification is 3 weeks and the maximum time is 20 weeks. Therefore, if you decide to do your FREC Level 3 course over the maximum 20 weeks allowed, you will need to attend the five-day FREC course and allocate only 6 hours a week to study.

This course does not require you to submit any homework or a portfolio or any workbooks. However you will be expected to read about different medical topics and do other forms of self-directed study. For instance some course participants watch relevant medical videos. If you book a place on one of our FREC Level 3 courses we’ll give you a comprehensive course textbook and other items to keep!

COURSE DATES

Please see our Course Dates page for details about our forthcoming FREC Level 3 course dates that are open to everyone. To be fair to every course participant we book all courses on a first-come-first-served basis.

COURSE TIMINGS

Please ensure that you arrive in our training room by 8.45am every day so that the course is able to start promptly at 9am and finish at 6pm. There will be a lunch break between 1pm and 2pm. In addition you will have a rest and refreshment break in the morning and during the afternoon.

There will be disposable cups available. However, to help protect the environment, please feel free to
bring your own coffee cup or mug to the course!

Please note that all course participants are required to attend all of the classroom course so, if any course participant arrives late or leaves early any day, he or she may not be allowed to start or finish the course and/or obtain a FREC Level 3 certificate.

COURSE LOCATION

Your course will be delivered in our own Medical Training Centre that is located on the ground floor of Unit 4, The Quadrangle Centre, The Drift, Nacton Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9QR. Please see our map and directions.

ASSESSMENT(S)

In order to pass your FREC Level 3 course you will required to pass three x multiple choice question papers (MCQ’s) – one MCQ for each unit of the course – to test your theoretical knowledge.

The course also includes 13 x practical assessments and 4 x skill tests that will include some verbal questioning. You will be continually assessed by your instructor to ensure that you understand every topic and are competent with regard to the practical skills required.

CERTIFICATION

Qualsafe Awards Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

REQUALIFICATION

Your FREC 3 certificate will be valid for a period of three years. In order to remain FREC 3 qualified you will need to attend a 3-day FREC Level 3 requalification course OR another 5-day FREC 3 course OR attend a FREC Level 4 classroom course before your FREC Level 3 certificate expires. Please note that requalification training must be delivered in no less than 21 hours (3 days) excluding breaks. Please note that requalification requires successful completion of the initial FREC 3 course.

COURSE FEE

Our fee for one FREC Level 3 course place is only £495.00 all-inclusive.

The above amount includes your full tuition fee, a comprehensive textbook(s), multiple handouts, unlimited refreshments, all disposables and additional items including your FREC Level 3 certificate!

There are various ways to pay for your course and funding may be available in some cases.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Parking. If you arrive by 08.45Hrs every day there should be some free car parking spaces immediately outside our training centre or nearby. Please do not park in spaces that belong to other companies. If you are disabled and need to park near to our building please tell us before the first day of your course and we will reserve a parking space for you.

Refreshments. We will supply unlimited refreshments every day – i.e. bottled water, tea, coffee, squash and biscuits. The majority of course participants bring a packed lunch every day. Alternatively you may prefer to buy your lunch from a nearby food outlet. A fridge and microwave will be available for your use.

Clothing. Please wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to do various practical sessions – including a significant amount of work on the floor! Trousers and LIGHT shoes or trainers are ideal. You may also want to bring some knee pads!

Certificates. On completion of your course, after you have passed all of the practical and written assessments, we will send a certificate to you as soon as we receive it from Qualsafe Awards. No certificates are provided until full payment has been made.

Accommodation. If you would like some information about affordable local accommodation please contact us and we will send you full details.

Any questions? Please telephone us on 01473 499995. We are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have at anytime and/or to help you in any other way

FURTHER INFORMATION

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

When you arrival for your course every day your temperature will be taken. This will happen at least twice a day. The instructor will also take and record his or her temperature at least twice a day. You will also be required to observe social distancing at all times and/or wear PPE (face masks and/or disposable gloves) that ATC will supply. Every course participant will be given hand gel that must be used on a regular basis and numerous times every day.

We will also be taking additional precautions for the foreseeable future. For example, drinks and biscuits will be prepared and given to you rather than making drinks yourself. You must also only touch learning resources and other items that you have been given.

If, at any time, you have a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature and/or a loss of (or change in) your normal sense of taste or smell you must inform the instructor immediately and go home if requested or if you feel unwell at any time when you are on the course. You will not lose your money of you miss some of the classroom course. You will be offered the opportunity to do your course again at no additional cost to you.

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms above, you must stay at home and arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19. A test can be arranged by using the Government website.

In addition please read our general Terms and Conditions that apply to all ATC courses

PAYMENT OPTIONS

As stated above, there are various ways to pay for your course and funding may be available.

First Response Emergency Care (FREC) Level 3 Course

£495.00

SKU: First Response Emergency Care (FREC) Level 3 Category:

Description

This Qualsafe Awards regulated course is nationally recognized as a Level 3 Pre-hospital Care Level 3 qualification that is respected by many medical companies and healthcare organizations.

The FREC Level 3 course is popular because it is a qualification that can be used for some ambulance work, event medical cover and in other environments.

The course has been developed as a result of a partnership between Qualsafe Awards and the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh who clinically endorse the qualification.

CONTACT US ABOUT THIS COURSE

For further details please call 01473 499 995 or fill in the contact form below.