First Response Emergency Care (FREC) 3 (RQF) 35 hours contact time and 118 Hours contextualized learning:
First Response Emergency Care (FREC) 3 course is for those who wish to train to become part of an Ambulance Crew. This qualification is regulated and is a nationally recognized Pre-Hospital care qualification.
Suitable for any person wishing to pursue career in the NHS Ambulance services, Voluntary Ambulance Services, medical, and security sectors.
The FREC Pathway to become a HCPC Registered Paramedic
What course do I need?
The FREC Suite is a stage by stage process (modular) you must start at level 3 and pass each qualification and progress to the next, you may be able to APAL/APEL prior study, this would be done on a case by case basis, for example a military medic may be able to evidence some of the competencies required.
What is a FREC 3 qualification on an Ambulance?
A FREC 3 is the equivalent of a trainee Associate Ambulance Practitioner, Trainee Emergency Care Support Worker. The FREC qualification will in stages allow you to become a Autonomous Ambulance Clinician at FREC level 5, this is what was known as an Emergency Medical Technician, or more commonly known as a Ambulance Practitioner. Finally, FREC 6 is where you study to become a HCPC registered Paramedic.
Endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care – The
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
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.
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)