First Response Emergency Care (FREC 4)
£495

Started on 25 May 2022
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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 medicalprovider, 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.

First Response Emergency Care (FREC 4)

Course Overview

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.

At The Viper Group we believe that Continual Career Progression is key to a successful and rewarding career. Viper’s trained staff are always available to discuss an applicant’s needs and requirements.

QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

Duration: 5 days

Price £495.00

What’s Covered?

  • Initial patient assessment
  • Physiological observations
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Heart disease
  • Electrocardiogram application and monitoring
  • Managing a patient’s airway – supraglottic airways
  • Medical gases – including dosages and administration
  • Thoracic trauma
  • Sepsis
  • Maternity care
  • Respiratory disorders and infections
  • Mechanisms of injury and kinetics
  • Triage
  • 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

Ofqual regulated PHEM Framework: Descriptor Level E

39 hours course (minimum), 141 hours self-directed study

Certificate remains valid by maintaining CPD portfolio and ILS certification

Frequently Asked Questions

We run courses throughout the year but please refer to the course date list for more information.

Most equipment will be provided but a personal kit list will be emailed once a candidate secures their place on the course

Please see our Covid-19 Policy Statement.

FREC4

14-18 July (Hereford)

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20-24 September  (Hereford)

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FREC4

13-17 December  (Hereford)

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