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First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3)

APMS are delighted to be working with QUALSAFE in order to deliver superb, high quality, interactive and outstanding standards of training; leading to recognised qualifications across the UK. The (FREC3) course is ideal as an alternative to the First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi) qualification, the QA (QUALSAFE AWARDS) Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) also forms part of a progressive suite of pre-hospital care qualifications that can lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).


APMS working with QUALSAFE are 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. The level 3 qualification is a fantastic qualification which is perfect for a range of roles in emergency care, such as: Event Medical Responder, Emergency Care Support Worker and many more professions. 

The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is one of the few first aid qualifications recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

(UNDER QUALSAFE GUIDELINES); APMS hold a 5 DAY MANDATORY ATTENDANCE COURSE, students will gain the knowledge, skills and the competencies needed to deal with a range of pre-hospital care emergencies, such as: managing a patient's airways, catastrophic bleeding, management of fractures, medical emergencies and more.


Following Trainer assessments and the external verification via (QUALSAFE) students should achieve a QA Level 3 Certificate in (FREC) First Response Emergency Care (RQF).


For a more detailed overview of the topics covered please download the

Qualification Specification at the bottom of this page.


The FREC 3 provides a solid foundation for the learner to be competent to deal with a wide range of medical and trauma situations in the prehospital environment and is suitable for but not limited to:


Event first aiders
Fire fighters
Police fire arms and medics
Close protection operative: this qualification is recognised by the Security Industries Authority (SIA)
Expedition Leaders UK and overseas
Journalists working overseas
Researchers working overseas
Film Crews working in remote areas
Aid workers in hostile or disaster-prone countries
Community Responders in the UK
High risk work environments in the UK and overseas
Offshore workers

Enrolment on the course can be done via our website by completing the training request document, or by calling our staff to discuss your needs. However, when your students attend the venue of your choice they MUST BE ABLE TO PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION for FULL enrolment on this course, those who fail to provide this documentation will not be allowed to start, and will be unable to enrol as per (QUALSAFE GUIDELINES).


APMS also support the re-qualification course, this is perfect for those who have already completed an FPOSi qualification and are due to requalify/re-new. APMS (UNDER QUALSAFE GUIDELINES) hold a 3-day MANDATORY ATTENDANCE achieving a QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF).


During the course students will undertake 13 x Practical assessments, 3 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers), 4 x Skills tests and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course. At the first stage this will be checked and verified by the trainer to ensure completion to an acceptable standard, acceptable assessments shall then be sent to (QUALSAFE) for further verification and certification.


It is therefore imperative that students are able to have full mobility, flexibilityand are able to kneel and undertake rigorous tasks. APMS are happy to discuss the practical assessments and the student’s abilities, to aid with a PASS.

APMS trainers will provide as much support (within our identified limitations), The course criteria MUST be met on a daily basis, lateness to the course and/or nonattendance may lead to students failing to qualify, APMS strongly recommend that any student put forward for the course is fully free from all commitments for the duration of the course, this will help ensure that the success rate of your students is not compromised, and full commitment can be given.


APMS are passionate about providing interactive, high quality standards of service and support. APMS aim to be competitive with our prices. Due to the nature of the course, APMS have a minimum and maximum attendance levels, Prices are per person, however we include a discount for larger groups.

Payment for courses MUST be made in advance, we require a full list of student details (this shall be explained further during the booking process), however, NAMES CANNOT BE CHANGED, this is due to our registration processes agreed with (QUALSAFE).


Prices quoted are inclusive of VAT, within this price your student will receive a Lesson Plan, Practical Assessment Sheets, Multiple Choice Question Papers and a Guide to Assessing Pre-hospital Qualifications. Successful Learners will receive a QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) certificate personalised with their Centre’s/employers details.


QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

5-day MANDATORY attendance course

Course minimum 5 Students, with a Maximum of 10


1-10 Students

1-6 Students = EA @ £595.00

7-10 Students = 4 Students @ £550.00


Please note, the additional discount is for a group of 10 students, should the total number of students be less than 10, then the individual fee will apply. Unfortunately, once registered, names are non-transferable, therefore no refunds shall be authorised. APMS must receive full payment for the course at least 3 working days before the training date.


APMS will supply all necessary equipment to ensure that students are able to fulfil their training needs without compromise.


Out of county training may incur additional expenses for travel ad trainer accommodation, If you wish to discuss enrolment on this course in more detail please do not hesitate to call or email us at

Official QA Level 3 Qualification Specification
QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response[...]
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