This qualification is specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance services, security services, the event medical sector or those working in high risk workplaces.
The FREC 3 (First Response Emergency Care Level 3) Certificate is a 5-day course which meets all the competencies for a non-health care professional to care for a patient in the pre hospital setting.
This course does not require any prior first-aid experience. Participants who are willing to put in the effort and complete the five-day FREC 3 and guided learning hours should be able to pass. However, in order to get the most out of the course, some prior knowledge gained from a first-aid course is recommended.
Learners must be at least 17 years old on the first day of the training.
Due to the assessments, adequate numeracy and literacy skills are needed to obtain a pass.
Continuous assessment is applied through the course. In addition to this, there are:
Continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course
This progressive suite of pre-hospital care qualifications are part of an HCPC approved programme to enable a learner to become a Paramedic.
The FREC 3 qualification may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher levels including QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 4).
Entry to FREC 4 includes completion of 118 hours of contextualised learning, which must be evidenced by a CPD portfolio. In addition this qualification may aid career progression in a relevant profession.
This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years.
To remain qualified, this qualification must be retaken before the certificate expires.
Requalification training should take no more than 21 hours (3 days) to complete.
Those with a Level 2 First Person on Scene (Intermediate) qualification that has been taken in the last three years can attend the 3 day FREC requalification. Any other qualification would need to have the learning outcomes mapped directly across to FREC 3 in order to attend the conversion qualification.
£510 per person inc VAT
To book a FREC3 course with Acute Medics, see our upcoming courses.
For more information, or if you have any questions please contact us.