Qualsafe First Response Emergency Care (Level 3 RQF)

Accredited Ofqual Regulated Certificate Valid for 3 Years
Total Qualification Time (TQT) - 53 hours, Guided Learning Hours (GLH) - 35 hours

The leading qualification for events cover, the Qualsafe First Response Emergency Care (Level 3 RQF) covers the full range of skills required by the HSE for first aid, and more! For those with further ambitions, it also forms the first step of a programme to become a Paramedic in 2 years.


Over 5 days, you will fulfil the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at describer level D, gaining the knowledge and practical skills needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency care situations. A perfect fit for those looking to work or volunteer as a first responder.


Among the first to arrive at a scene, First Responders typically includes law enforcement officers, firefighters, and those providing medical cover at events, as well as those working in high risk environments including the military, power stations, agriculture and manufacturing.



Who is this course for?

This regulated and nationally recognised pre-hospital 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. 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.


Cost – £480pp

Whats covered?
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a First Responder
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Patient Assessment
  • Airway Management
  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR & AED Usage
  • Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) Procedures
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Catastrophic Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Poisoning and Intoxicating Substances
  • External and Internal Bleeding
  • Helmet Removal
  • Neck, Spine and Pelvic Immobilisation
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Minor Injuries
  • Incident Reporting

May 2022

Date: Monday 23rd - Friday 27th

Time: 09.30 - 16.30

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