First Response Emergency Care
(FREC 4)
39hrs

£625 inc VAT (Payment by instalments available 0% interest) Discounts for booking both FREC 3 and FREC 4 with High Peak First Aid

The First Response Emergency Care or FREC suite of qualifications has been developed by the Awarding Body Qualsafe and clinically endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh – Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC).  The FREC Level 4 is a progression from FREC 3.  To gain access to this qualification,  the First Response Emergency Care Level 3 is mandatory unless recognition of prior learning can be claimed. Details and dates of FREC 3 can be seen here.

The FREC system is modular based, enabling a participant to progress through each level from FREC 3 to FREC 6 if desired.  On successful completion of all levels and competencies, the participant can apply for registration as a Paramedic with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).  The modular nature of this qualification allows the participant to “step -off” at any point, appealing to persons working in a variety of sectors.

This Level 4 FREC qualification meets the FPHC criteria for descriptor ‘E’ provider on the PHEM skills framework.  More details are here Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) Qualification Specification

To achieve the qualification, there are three mandatory units  (total value of 15 credits). All assessments must be completed to claim this qualification.  There is a maximum period to achieve this qualification of 20 weeks.

SUITABLE FOR
The FREC 4 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

Course Overview

FREC 4 is made up of three mandatory units of 39 hrs not including breaks attended over 5 days. There is an additional 150 hrs of learning time. This can be achieved by pre-course reading from the course manual and post course Continual Professional Development (CPD). High Peak First Aid will assist you with the guided learning hours for the First Response Emergency Care qualification.

COURSE DURATION AND LOCATIONS
Initially 5 days guided learning with 1 Tutor to 6 participants.   Part of the course will be classroom based with a very high content of practical.  Some of the practical elements and scenarios will be conducted outside in a variety of terrain close to our training facility.  We want you to be confident and competent in all weathers if you need to apply your prehospital skills.

There are three work books to be completed post-course.   We will offer support after the qualification to enable the learner to complete the work books: this is included in the course fee.

After 3 years the qualification can be revalidated over 3 days.

The next open course at our venue for individuals is February 4-8th 2019.  If you have a group of six people we can provide a course at our venue or your facility before then.

 

Course Overview

The First Response Emergency Care Level 4 is made up of three mandatory units of 39hrs not including breaks attended over 5 days. There is a post course work book.  This can be achieved by pre-course reading from the course manual and post course Continual Professional Development (CPD). High Peak First Aid will assist you with the guided learning hours for the First Response Emergency Care qualification.

Unit 1: First Response Emergency Care Assessment Skills and Medical Gases
Unit 2: First Response Emergency Care Trauma Life Support
Unit 3: First Response Emergency Care and Assisting Advanced Procedures

There are 10 practical assessments/skills tests for this qualification to the FREC Level 4 standard:

•  Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation
•  Child cardiopulmonary resuscitation
•  Infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation
•  Management of fractures
•  Electrocardiogram recognition
•  Assisting advanced procedures
•  Airway management
•  Immobilisation and extrication equipment
•  Patient assessment
•  Thoracic trauma and assessment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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