These courses are endorsed by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Qualification overview

This qualification forms part of the QA Prehospital Care suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning  outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

? Resuscitation Council (UK)

? Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications

? The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - Faculty of Pre Hospital Care

Statement of Endorsement

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) 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 QA qualification is:

? For people who work or hope to work as emergency care providers in various healthcare settings

? Based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work (FAW) courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

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

This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 3

Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.


The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of pre-hospital emergency situations.


The purpose of this qualification is to prepare Learners to be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective pre-hospital care in situations which can arise when providing emergency treatment and/or management.

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L3-FREC-F-QS-V2  July 2015

QA Level 3 Certificate in

First Response Emergency Care (QCF)

Intended audience

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide pre-hospital care to patients requiring emergency care/treatment.


Maximum 6 students per course

Costs £375.00 per person


Deposits are required prior to starting the course of half the course fee with the remainder being paid on day 1 of the course. Hearn training considers payment of deposit a contract to which the place on the course is then reserved for you, failure to attend or complete the course would still see full costs liable for payment.

Advised pre-course reading 



Available from Hearn Training (costs additional to course fee)

To book your place on the next available course please contact


 01462 790901 / 07919 893095


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