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FREC Level 3 Course

The QualSafe Awards First Response Emergency Care (FREC3) course

Course Overview

The 4 day QualSafe Awards First Response Emergency Care (FREC3) course.

Course Syllabus

This qualification forms part of the QA Prehospital Care suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

  • Resuscitation Council (UK)
  • Skills for Health Assessment Principles
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

The course is comprised of three units:

  • First Response Emergency Care
  • First Response Emergency Care of Medical Conditions
  • First Response Emergency Care of Trauma

Guided learning hours: 35hours

Instructor Ratio: 1:6



Practical assessments/skills tests – observed by the Trainer throughout the course, with the results of each learning outcome recorded on the practical assessment paperwork. There are 15 practical assessments/skills tests for this qualification:

  • Adult CPR and AED (FREC)
  • Airway management
  • Burn severity •  Catastrophic bleeding
  • Child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (FREC)
  • Choking patient (FREC)
  • Circulatory system
  • Infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Management of fractures (FREC)
  • Medical emergencies
  • Patient report form (FREC)
  • Respiratory system
  • Secondary survey (FREC)
  • Unconscious patient
  • Wounds, bleeding and shock (FREC)
  • Formative assessments – a range of informal assessment procedures employed by the Trainer/Assessor during the learning process to measure each Learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria •  Theory assessment/multiple choice question papers – there is 1 paper per unit for each Learner and Learners should answer all the questions under ‘examination’ conditions, see QA Multiple Choice Question Paper Guidelines:

Specialist Operations Academy

Training Location

Specialist Operations Academy

Printshop Lane



United Kingdom

M46 9BJ

Upcoming Course Dates

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