First Response Emergency Care (FREC 4)
The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (Regulated Qualification Framework) 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
providers learners with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to respond to a wide range of prehospital
care emergencies, such as: major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick and injured children, mental health
crisis and more.