Level 3 First Response Emergency Care

Key facts


£350 per person

(Group rates available)

Course duration

Five days


Three years

Minimum age

18 years


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QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care qualification is ideal for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance service, the event and security medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.


Over a 5 day period, learners will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital care emergencies, such as: managing a patient’s airway, catastrophic bleeding, management of fractures, medical emergencies and more.


Ideal as an alternative to the First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi) qualification, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).


Endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level D, this fantastic qualification is perfect for a range of roles in emergency care, such as: Event Medical Responder, Emergency Care Support Worker and more.

If you are comparing Norwal to other providers, please bear in mind:

  • The trainer for these courses is an NHS Senior Paramedic with experience of clinical and operational mentoring as well as teaching on the BSc Paramedic Science course and providing professional updates to colleagues.

  • As part of your course fee for FREC Level 3, we provide you with a current copy of First Responder Care Essentials. You don't have to purchase this as a hidden add-on.

We are an MoD Enhanced Learning Credits Approved Learning Provider. This course is ELCAS approved for the use of enhanced learning credits.


Unfortunately, to offer you these great prices, we have to stipulate a minimum of five candidates (and a maximum of six set by the awarding organisation) to make it cost effective.