The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 4) (RQF) is an accredited, regulated and quality assured training course that is recognised throughout the UK. It is the second step within the FREC pathway and is accepted by the private ambulance and event medical sector as an entry to mid-level qualification that can qualify you to work as an Emergency Care Assistant (ECA) whilst progressing towards FREC 5 and finally the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic practice which licenses you to work as a HCPC registered Paramedic within the UK.
It is also one of few qualifications that is recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) for licensing higher-level Close Protection Officers (CPOs) and others within executive protection, maritime and security roles.
Who is it for?
What will I be taught?
How will I be assessed?
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF). This qualification is valid as long as the awardee maintains a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio and attends annual refresher training. It is part of a progressive suite of pre-hospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF); a qualification that allows you to register with the HCPC and work as a Paramedic within the UK.
Some possible routes of progression are:
QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency and Urgent Care (RQF).
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No. Sadly not. Due to the way this course is accredited, we are unable to offer this online or distance learning.
Yes. This course is recognised by the SIA for licensing purposes.
All training materials such as stationary, notebooks, textbooks, hand-outs and aides are all provided upon your arrival. In terms of attire, please wear comfortable clothing, practical footwear and limit the wearing of excessive jewellery.
Water, tea, coffee and biscuits are provided for each student; however, we are unable to provide lunch and so you will need to make your own lunch arrangements. We do have a kitchenette on site that contains a fridge, kettle, microwave and sink that can be used as well as local amenities that are within a five minute walk.
If you are unsuccessful in passing one of your assessments you will, in the first instance, be provided with detailed feedback from your assessor as to why the relevant assessment criteria were not met on this occasion. You will then receive a support plan with actionable steps to be taken that will enable you to prepare for a reassessment at a later date. Your reassessment date will depend on the specific qualification you are undertaking and so will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
If you wish to cancel your place on our FREC course within 3 weeks of the start date, then please note that you will be unable to receive a refund due to our unlikely ability to be able to replace you prior to course commencement. If, however, you wish to swap with someone else then we will we be able to change the name on the booking for you.