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First Response Emergency Care Level 4

Medical Courses


First Response Emergency Care Level 4 (FREC4). ELCAS Approved

July Course - Covid-19 
Due to the Covid-19 situation we are proud to do a distance learning First response emergency care level 4 course for anyone who is a key worker or wanting to apply for a key workers position.  You will complete the knowledge based lesson on Zoom/Teams with our trainer and then come into the office for 2 days to complete the assessment on the practical side.

Course Description

The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care qualification specifically designed for those looking to progress their career within the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner or healthcare assistant. It is also ideal for those who are looking to work within specialist roles in the military, police and fire services.

As the next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF), this qualification provides learners with a wider scope of practice in prehospital care emergencies, allowing for greater employment opportunities. It also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

Fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level E, this fantastic qualification providers learners with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to respond to a wide range of prehospital care emergencies, such as: major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick and injured children, mental health crisis and more.

Course Content 

  • Initial patient assessment
  • Physiological observations
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Heart disease
  • Electrocardiogram application and monitoring
  • Managing a patient’s airway – supraglottic airways
  • Medical gases – including dosages and administration
  • Thoracic trauma
  • Sepsis
  • Maternity care
  • Respiratory disorders and infections
  • Mechanisms of injury and kinetics
  • Triage
  • Full body and limb immobilisation
  • Sexual assault
  • Major incidents
  • Psychosocial development in children
  • Emergency care for sick and injured children
  • Mental health crisis
  • Assisting the clinician with clinical interventions

Assessment Methods

3 x Practical assessments, 2 x Skills tests, 3 x Learner workbooks and 2 x Invigilated exams.

Why Securewest?

Offering you the FREC4 qualification at a competitive price brought to you by our own experienced instructors with first-hand experience in dealing with casualties in a crisis. Successful learners will receive a personalised QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care printed and e-certificate after results have been submitted.

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Location:Plymouth, Devon (UK) Duration:5 days Cost:£450 incl VAT
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  • 17th August to 21st August 2020
  • 26th October to 30th October 2020
  • 15th February to 19th February 2021
  • 3rd May to 7th May 2021
  • 28th June to 2nd July 2021