The FREC certificate can be used as a respected ‘stand-alone’ qualification that is recognised
and accepted by numerous employers. For example, companies who provide event medical cover, ambulance services and security services.
In addition, if you would like to work in the emergency services, the course can be used to start a
paramedical career because it is part of a progressive suite of pre-hospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).
The FREC Level 3 course also fulfils the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at Descriptor Level D so it is ideal for non-healthcare professionals who are required to provide emergency care for patients as a secondary role – e.g. Police Officers and Fire Service personnel.
The course is also perfect for people who work in a high-risk environment and/or anyone who would like to increase their knowledge and learn new skills with regard to emergency care. For example, our learning groups include ‘first aiders’, first aid instructors and ex-military personnel.
Course Duration Course Duration
This qualification comprises 3 mandatory units with a total value of 15 credits. Each credit is
equivalent to 10 hours of learning time. This obviously means that, if you would like to do the course, you will need to allocate 150 hours in total to obtain the FREC Level 3 qualification – i.e. 40 hours attending your five-day FREC Level 3 course and a further 110 hours of home study.
Please note that the minimum time to complete this qualification is 3 weeks and the maximum time is 20 weeks. Therefore, if you decide to do your course over the maximum 20 weeks allowed, you will need to attend the five-day FREC course and then allocate only about 6 hours a week to study.
You will not be asked to submit any written homework or a portfolio. However, you will be expected to read about the relevant topics and do other forms of self-directed study. We will give you a 200-page textbook that you will be able to use before, during and after your course.
Your five-day First Response Emergency Care Level 3 course will start promptly at 9am every day and finish at 6pm – with a lunch break between 1pm and 2pm. If you need or would like some additional time with your instructor (e.g. to practice a new skill) it will be provided free of charge.
Please note that if you are looking for a high-quality on-site FREC course for a group of people we are more than willing to discuss your requirements if your training facilities are suitable for the course. Generally speaking, subject to strict QA stipulations and ATC requirements, our FREC Level 3 course can be delivered any day of the week...in your premises or in one of our venues.
N.B. If you require an on-site course please note that there will be a significant additional charge made to cover our travel costs, additional hours and various out-of-pocket expenses.
Entry Requirements Entry Requirements
All course participants must be at least 17 years old on the first day of the training course. There are no other formal entry requirements. However, to benefit fully from the training course, Qualsafe Awards advise that all learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy (or equivalent) and a basic understanding of first aid.
Our instructors are, experienced healthcare professionals and they will always do their best to assist any course participant who is, for instance, is dyslexic and/or has a physical disability. Please note that our Ipswich medical training centre is easily accessible to wheelchair users and it also has a properly-equipped wheelchair-accessible unisex toilet.
All Qualsafe Award courses use the English language so all FREC course participants should be able to speak, read and understand English.
You will also be required to show the instructor a valid form of photographic identification on the first day of the course.
In addition, you may be asked to sign a learning agreement.
Your Learning Group Your Learning Group
Our experienced HCPC registered Paramedic instructors usually deliver courses to learning groups of between six to twelve people. ‘Alpha Medical’ has been teaching people since 1997 and, over the years, we have found that for various reasons the majority of our course participants much prefer to do their course and learn in small groups.
In addition, from the instructor’s point of view, small groups are preferred by trainers because they allow instructors to ensure that everyone in the learning group understands every topic and is able to ask questions and demonstrate new skills in a relaxed and friendly teaching environment.
You can also be assured that our instructors will adapt each course to each individual in the learning group to ensure that the specific individual requirements of every course participant are taken into consideration – so everyone in the learning group benefits from and enjoys their course.
QA FIRST RESPONSE EMERGENCY CARE (FREC) LEVEL 3 COURSE
This course will give you the essential knowledge, practical skills and confidence that are required to recognize and treat injuries and sudden illnesses in a safe, prompt and effective way.
Your First Response Emergency Care course will include the following topics...
Roles and Responsibilities of a First Responder
Initial and Secondary Survey
Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes
Heart Attack and Angina
Adult, Child and Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC)
Shock (Recognition and Treatment)
Stroke (CVA) Compression, Concussion
External and Internal Bleeding
Amputation and Crush Injuries
Poisoning and intoxicating substances
Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and Strains
Neck, Spine and Pelvic Immobilisation
Burns and Scalds
Minor Injuries – including eye injuries
....and much more!!!!
All of our courses are tailored to the specific individual requirements of each course participant so our instructors will always do their best to answer questions with regard to any additional topic and/or give personal one-to-one tuition when individual course participants need additional help.
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