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First Response Emergency Care - Level 3

£350pp inc. VAT

National Qualification : Level 6 (Scotland) or Level 3 (England & Wales / Northern Ireland)

Includes Booklet, Certification and ID Card


This regulated and nationally recognised prehospital 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.

Over a 5 day period, learners will gain knowledge from ex-military Parachute Regiment Medical Airborne Medic instructors, providing skills and competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital care emergencies, such as: managing a patient’s airway, catastrophic bleeding, management of fractures, medical emergencies and more.

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.

What’s more, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

Who should attend?

Suitable for anyone working in high risk or hostile environments.

This course would suit :

  • Event first aiders
  • Close protection operatives and security guards
  • Expedition Leaders UK and overseas
  • Journalists working overseas
  • Film Crews working in remote areas
  • Aid workers in hostile or disaster prone countries
  • High risk work environments in the UK and overseas
  • Offshore workers


5 Day Course with lunches provided


First-2-Aid-U Training Suite, Glasgow (Convenient free parking available). On site instruction available by request.


Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper and on completion, a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, we strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours.

Includes certification for 3 years, Id Card and Booklet.


A maximum of 6 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 14 years of age.

Refresher Training and re-qualification is essential to keep up to date in the First Aid environment.

Course Content

This comprehensive 5 day course covers:
  • 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
We offer a wide range of courses designed to engage employees in safety culture and reduce workplace accidents.