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Frec 3 course

Frec 3 course or First Response Emergency Care is a prehospital emergency care qualification designed for those who either in a professional or voluntary capacity need to expand their knowledge and skills above the level of a First Aider.

What is FREC 3 course?

FREC courses are the alterative way for person to work towards becoming a prehospital clinician either at Emergency Medical Technician/Associate Ambulance Practitioner or Paramedic.

An alterative way to learn

FREC courses are a way to learn vocationally in a modular format as is popular with those employed in the NHS ambulance services, Independent Ambulance Services, Voluntary Ambulance Services, Military, or those who three years at university is not an option.

Can I become a clinican via the FREC Qualification?

The aim of the FREC suite is to be able to progresses towards an autonomous Clinician at what was previously known as an Emergency Medical Technician, more commonly known as, an Associate Ambulance Practitioner in today’s NHS ambulance Service. The frec courses can lead to becoming a Paramedic.

frec 3 course

Where do I start ?

The Frec 3 course must be completed first, the Frec suite of prehospital care qualifications can be completed and eventually can lead to the award of Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF) where the learner will be able to register as a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and use the legally protected title of “Paramedic”.

Training 999 is approved to deliver the Ofqual regulated FREC courses.

What do the frec levels mean ?

  • Frec 3 is level is the required standard required to work at apprentice level under the supervision of an autonomous clinician.
  • Frec level 4 Trainee EMT/AAP
  • Frec Level 5 is the standard required for Autonomous non-Registered Healthcare Professional (EMT/AAP)
  • Frec Level 6 – HCPC registered Paramedic

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