Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

Approved by Qualsafe Awards

Description

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.

The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide prehospital care to patients requiring emergency care/treatment. 

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.

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) has been endorsed by the Faculty of Pre Hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The Qualsafe Awards designed course also complies with the teaching and educational standards of the Faculty as described in the regulations.

This qualification should give Learners a foundation level of prehospital care knowledge and clinical practice to deal with a range of prehospital care situations.

There are 14 practical assessments/skills tests for this qualification

  • Adult CPR and AED (FREC)
  • Airway management
  • Assessment and treatment of trauma (bleeding)
  • Burn severity
  • Child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (FREC)
  • Choking patient (FREC)
  • Circulatory system
  • Infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation • Management of fractures (FREC)
  • Medical emergencies
  • Patient report form (FREC)
  • Respiratory system
  • Secondary survey (FREC)
  • Unconscious patient

Formative assessments – a range of informal assessment procedures employed by the Trainer/Assessor during the learning process to measure each Learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria

Theory assessment/multiple choice question papers (MCQ's) – There are 3 MCQ's for this qualification which are taken under exam conditions

Prerequisites

Learners must be at least 17 years old on the first day of the training.

There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent and a basic understanding of first aid.

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