First Response Emergency Care


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First Response • Emergency Care (FREC 3)

Our First Response Emergency Care (FREC) Workshops are delivered by experienced instructors with extensive Emergency Care backgrounds. They combine theoretical knowledge with practical skills training, ensuring participants can handle real-life emergencies.  The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including patient assessment, basic life support, trauma management, and more.  These Workshops are designed for those who have specific responsibilities at work or in voluntary and community activities to provide pre-hospital care to patients requiring emergency treatment.

These workshops are not just about learning but about applying what you’ve learned in real-world situations.  That’s why our FREC Workshops include practical scenarios where participants can practice their newly acquired skills. This hands-on approach ensures that participants understand the concepts and apply them effectively when it matters most.

The Qualsafe Level 3 Award in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) covers the full range of skills required by the HSE for First Aid and is the leading qualification for events cover. For those with further ambitions, it also forms the first step towards a career in pre-hospital care.

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Qualsafe Level 3 Award

First Response Emergency Care (RQF)


Five Day Course

Cost:  £350 + vat

The Qualsafe Level 3 Award in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, ideal for those looking to work or volunteer as a First Responder.

Among the first to arrive at a scene, First Responders typically include Police Officers, Firefighters, and those providing medical cover at Festivals and Events, such as Emergency /Community First Responders, Door Supervisors, Close Protection Operatives and Security Guards, as well as those working in high-risk environments including the Military, Power Stations, Agriculture and Manufacturing.


This informative, hands-on five-day course fulfils the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor Level D, providing the knowledge and practical skills needed to deal with a range of pre-hospital Emergency Care situations.

The Qualsafe Level 3 Award in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) covers:  Administration of Emergency Oxygen; Management of Trauma Patients; Major illnesses and much more.


  • 6 x Practical Assessments/Skills Tests.
  • 3 x Theory Assessments (multiple choice question papers) 
  • 1 x Invigilated Exam


Successful learners will receive a personalised Qualsafe Level 3 Award in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) e-Certificate immediately after their results have been submitted, subject to a Centre’s Direct Claims Status and any required actions.  Printed certificates are available at an additional cost.



The iPAD SPI Semi Automatic Defribrillator.

A complete AED solution gives users of all abilities, novices and professionals the confidence to act and potentially save a life in the event of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Defibsafe 2 External Lockable Cabinet.

The double-skin construction gives good thermal insulation, while the thermostatically controlled heater prevents the inside from freezing and an air circulation fan prevents condensation.  There is also a safety cut-out mechanism to protect the unit.  The cabinet is IPP6-rated for protection from dust and water ingress.