As a Qualsafe approved education provider, regulated by Ofqual, CIPHER Medical offers a large range of nationally recognised education and training programmes. The first of our Spotlight series gives all the information you need about FREC 3: QA Level 3 First Response Emergency Care (RQF)
FREC 3 is one of a suite of Prehospital Care qualifications delivered by our qualified team of professionals, and it can be a first step to a rewarding pre-hospital medical career, providing learners with the practical competencies and knowledge and skills needed to deal with a range of pre-hospital emergency care situations.
The qualification is specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance service, those working in high-risk environments, and is especially useful for those wishing to work in the events medical sector.
The training takes place over five days and is delivered by fully qualified paramedics and out-of-hospital educators that are engaging and creative in their approach. We use state-of-the-art equipment and learning environments, including our specially designed training facility that is stocked with industry-leading simulation and training equipment, and our immersive classroom, featuring simulation suite – all to put you ‘right into the action’.
By simulating real-world scenarios, you will get the opportunity to react to challenging environments and to practise your newly acquired skills and knowledge.
There are three components to complete:
- Component 1: Patient Assessment and Management: understanding the roles and responsibilities of a first responder; assess an incident; assess and manage patients in both life-threatening and non-life-threatening conditions; assess and manage a patient’s airway; manage unresponsive patient; safely use and maintain an external defibrillator; administer emergency oxygen.
- Component 2: Emergency Trauma: assess and manage trauma patients, bleeding, chest injuries, compromised circulation, wounds and eye injuries, burns or scalds, poisoning; head, spinal, musculoskeletal injuries.
- Component 3: Focused Emergency and Urgent Care: identify and manage patients experiencing breathing difficulties, anaphylaxis, suspected major illness, convulsions, environmental exposure.
Here at CIPHER Medical, we pride ourselves on the expertise and professionalism of our team: all our instructors are current clinical practitioners so this means that you will benefit from the most up-to-date medical knowledge and training. Our Head of Education and Research, Chris Moat, is keen to highlight the benefits of this training, stating, “FREC 3 is an excellent introduction to the world of pre-hospital emergency care, which can lead to rewarding employment in various areas, and is particularly valuable to those considering a future career in events medical provision. I’m very proud of our high level of instructor expertise and the knowledge and experience they bring to their role as educators.”
Part of a progressive pathway of courses, FREC 3 is the entry-level stage of the First Responder Emergency Care pathway and you can, if you wish to qualify further, go all the way through the qualification stages, up to Level 6 (Diploma in Paramedic Practice), successful completion of which will allow you to apply for registration as a paramedic.
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, FREC 3 is perfect for you if you want to work in the prehospital medical sector.
Book your FREC 3 training place today!
We currently have three opportunities to book on this course – it’s very popular, so make sure you book quickly before places fill up!
4/3/24 to 8/3/24
3/6/24 to 7/6/24
9/9/24 to 13/9/24