Level 4 Certificate in

First Response Emergency Care (FREC)

5 Day Course

Certificate valid indefinitely

Ofqual Regulated
Clinically endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care –
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
PHEM Framework: Descriptor Level D

Course Body Title

The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response
Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and 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
QA 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. It also forms part of a progressive
suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to
the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).
Fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM
skills framework at descriptor level E, this fantastic
qualification provides learners with the knowledge,
skills and competencies needed to be able to deal
with a wide range of prehospital care emergencies,
such as: major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick
and injured children, mental health crisis and more.


What's Covered?

Initial patient assessment
Physiological observations
Anatomy and physiology
Heart disease
Electrocardiogram application and monitoring
Managing a patient’s airway – supraglottic
Medical gases – including dosages and
Thoracic trauma
Maternity care
Respiratory disorders and infections
Mechanisms of injury and kinetics
Full body and limb immobilisation
Sexual assault
Major incidents
Psychosocial development in children
Emergency care for sick and injured children
Mental health crisis
Assisting the clinician with clinical interventions


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