FREC Level 5

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First Response Emergency & Urgent Care (FREC)

-Level 5-

This regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care qualification is clinically endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care- The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfils the competencies set out in the Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework at descriptor level D.

The QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency and Urgent Care (RQF) is intended for those who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide prehospital care to patients requiring emergency care at an incident.

This qualification is suitable for those who are working within the ambulance (private or NHS) and event medical sectors in roles such as: Ambulance Technician, Medical Technician and Security operatives/Clinicians working within high risk workplaces. The qualification may also be suited to Learners who wish to progress onto a paramedic education pathways.

Our team of ex-NHS Ambulance tutors and assessors from the UK offer extensive practical, clinical and educational experience, ensuring professional delivery, mentor support and guided learning throughout your course.

Awarding Body: QUALSAFE
Award Type: Regulated
Level: 5
Credits: 94
Classroom Phase: 4 weeks
Delivery Method: Blended Learning
Cost: £2985.00

Course Breakdown

Days 1-2 (Level 3 Award in Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication)

Classroom phase: 2 Days (min 14 hours)
Self Directed / Additional Learning: 16 hours

Total Qualification Time (TQT): 30 hours

5 x Practical Assessments/Skills Tests
1 x Theory assessment (Learner Workbook)

Days 3-20 (Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency & Urgent Care)

Classroom phase: 18 Days (min 104 hours)
Self Directed / Additional Learning: 50 hours
Clinical Placement: 750 hours

Total Qualification Time (TQT): 904 hours

8 x Practical / Skills Assessments
3 x Learner Workbooks
4 x End of Module Assessment Papers
10 x Reflective Practice Logs
Theory Assessment(s)

Course Syllabus

Communication | Equality & Diversity | Medicolegal and Ethics | Conflict Resolution | The Respiratory System | Airway Management | BLS & Defibrillation | Cardiovascular & Lymphatic System | ECG Recognition | The Nervous System | Primary & Secondary Survey | Patient Assessment | Endocrine System | Poisons & Sepsis | Thermal Injuries | Musco-skeletal System | Trauma Management | Respiratory pathophysiology | Cardiovascular pathophysiology | Nervous system pathophysiology | Focused patient assessment | Paramedic Skills | Pharmacology & Medicines management | Major Incident Medical Management | Reproductive system | Elderly patients | End of life care | Mental Health & patient assessment | Paediatric BLS/ILS | Paediatric assessment | Obstetrics

Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency & Urgent Care (RQF)

Information Sheet
Course Dates

We are pleased to offer a 6-month payment plan via Direct Debit enabling you to spread the cost. 

20% deposit payable at the time of booking with the balance payable over 6 equal monthly payments via Direct Debit. Simply choose ‘Deposit’ at the checkout.a

  • Learners must be 18 years old on the first day of training.
  • Learners must have completed the Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care
  • There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent and occupational competence in manual and patient handling.

To proceed with your application for this course, simply complete the online booking form by using the link above. Once we have received your details the following will happen:

  1. We will contact you for payment of your deposit
  2. A short survey will be sent for completion
  3. Access to our VLE will be provided for you to complete a short assessment
  4. Course materials will be provided
  5. Your mentor will contact you to answer any questions prior to attending the course
  6. An online meeting is arranged for all students via FUZE to answer any questions and discuss what is required before the course.

Your competencies and clinical hours must be signed-off by a qualified clinician, this includes but is not limited to; IHCD Ambulance Technician, HCPC registered Paramedic, NMC registered Nurse or another qualified FREC level 5 clinician.

Absolutely, this course is currently recognised by many Private ambulance services contracted to the NHS as well as meeting requirements for SIA (Security Industry Authority) registration and whilst working within the event industry. We always advise to speak to your local NHS Trust and/or Private Ambulance Service (PAS) where you would like to work to confirm which course they are recognising that meets the standards required.

We also accept BACS, Cheque and Cash.

ELCAS_logoYes we offer ELCAS funding our ELCAS number is: 4187

You will be provided with a copy of the Ambulance Care Practice manual with other reference text being loaned for the duration of the classroom phase. You must have your own copy of the latest Clinical Practice Guidelines, this can be in pocket book, A4 or electronic.

Please wear appropriate clothing.

You may be required to participate in casualty simulation scenarios involving simulation blood.

The placement must be organised within an NHS Ambulance Service or CQC Registered private ambulance service prior to completing the classroom elements. Since a minimum of 50% of the practice placement hours must be undertaken within the environment of emergency ambulance 999 response, you must have completed your Emergency driving qualification to do this. Placements won’t commence until the classroom has been completed.

Your practical placements can be completed in a range of settings including both pre-hospital and in-hospital settings. In addition you may organise placements in a variety of clinical environments including; Minor injury, Urgent and Primary care. Remember, 50% of your placement time must me completed within a 999 Emergency Ambulance setting.

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