Prehospital Care

 

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).

The 3 day QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) re-qualification course is also perfect for those who have already completed an FPOSi qualification and are due to requalify.

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 and more. 

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is one of the few first aid qualifications recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Intended Audience

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed 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. 

Course Overview

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. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

Key Facts

QAN Number: 603/0654/3

Ofqual Regulated? Yes

Number of Units: 3 mandatory units

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 35 (118 hours contextualised learning)

Contact Learning Hours (CLH): 35 minimum

Credit Value: 15

Assessment: 13 x Practical assessments, 3 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers), 4 x Skills tests and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

Qualification Valid For: 3 years

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