Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (Requalification)
The Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (Requalification), is for those students who need to re-certify their current qualification or those currently hold the Edexcel FPOS intermediate award and wish to convert during their refresher, to the Level 3 FREC. This course lasts 3 days.
Topics covered in the FREC 3 include:
• Adult, Child and Infant BLS with AED
• Emergency oxygen administration
• Bag Valve Mask (BVM) and pocket mask
• Trauma and catastrophic bleeding
• Head and spinal injuries
• Shock and circulation
• Sudden poisoning
• Burns and scalds
• Airway management
• Environmental exposure
• Responding to life threatening medical conditions
The Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC) is accepted as covering all learning outcomes and assessment criteria contained within the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualification. As such this qualification exceeds the HSE’s standard requirements for those acting as a workplace first aider and also covers a number of
additional training needs that are often identified in ‘higher risk’ working environments.
Learners must also hold either a Level 3 certificate in First Response Emergency Care or Level 2 First Person on Scene (FPOS) qualification which must be in date on the start of the course.
The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is one of the few first aid qualifications recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).