This ground breaking new vocational route to working towards becoming a registered HCPC Paramedic from Qualsafe has been in very high demand.
The qualification suite is made up of 4 different qualifications, that are undertaken at your own pace (with some time restrictions from commencement to completion / submission of coursework) and courses are run on demand on an as and when required basis.
Everyone will start with the First Response Emergency Care level 3, this includes learners who already have a medical background. Qualsafe will consider Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) but only if you can demonstrate and prove your experience in a pre-hospital care environment in an emergency setting as well as showing you have not only maintained your skillset but actively kept your skills up to date with CPD activities.
First Response Emergency Care (Level 3)
First Response Emergency Care (FREC Level 3)
This regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care qualification is clinically endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care- The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfils the competencies set out in the Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework at descriptor level D.
This is the first stage or step in the FREC Courses, and you can stop here if you wish, or if completed successfully, you may progress on to the Level 4 Qualification
First Response Emergency Care (Level 4)
First Response Emergency Care (FREC Level 4)
This regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care qualification fulfils the competencies set out in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework at descriptor level E, and is the perfect next step for those who have completed the Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) or equivalent.
Building on your knowledge from the FREC 3 Course, and your 118 contextualised learning hours, you should be well grounded for the next level up; this is not an easy course and requires considerable time and effort into studying for the post-course assessment workbooks which you will have up to 12 months to complete.
First Response Emergency and Urgent Care (Level 5)
First Response Emergency Care (FREC Level 5)
This qualification is suitable for those who are working within the ambulance (private or NHS) and event medical sectors in roles such as: Ambulance Technician, Medical Technician and Clinicians working within high risk workplaces. The qualification may also be suited to Learners who wish to progress onto a paramedic education pathway.
This qualification will provide learners with the same competencies as the old IHCD Emergency Medical Technician that is no longer available, and requires 750 hours clinical placements.
QA Diploma in Paramedic Practice (Level 6)
Diploma in Paramedic Practice (Level 6)
After successful completion of FREC 3, 4 & 5; the next logical step is to undertake the QA Diploma in Paramedic Practice.
We are currently in discussion with Qualsafe Awards in relation to this qualification, and significant pre-requisites are required before being approved to deliver this course.
We are currently not able to deliver this course (at present) however we are working we hard towards achieving the ability to be able to deliver this qualification in the near future.
First Person on Scene (Intermediate)
This Level 3 Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) is regulated by the government department Ofqual and is clinically endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC) and meets the level 3 FPHC Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Skills Framework.
This First Person on Scene Intermediate course, builds on the content of the basic course with additional modules to include advanced skills such as airway management and assisting the paramedic modules