This course can be used as a requalification for your initial FREC 3.  In addition, it can be used as a conversion course from First Person on Scene (FPOS) Intermediate to First Response Emergency Care (FREC) 3.  To attend this conversion course over three days your FPOS I certificate needs to be in date. 

After completion of this conversion course, it is possible to move on to First Response Emergency Care 4 without having to wait three years for the course renewal.

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.

SUITABLE FOR

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 pre-hospital 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 DURATION AND LOCATIONS
Three days with one Tutor to six students.  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 at our training facility.  We want you to be confident and competent in all weathers if you need to apply your prehospital skills.

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

AWARDING ORGANISATION
Qualsafe

CLINICAL ENDORSEMENT
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

CERTIFICATES VALID FOR
3 years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS / RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
An in-date First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOS -I) or FREC 3 certificate.

ASSESSMENT
Continuous assessment is applied through the course. In addition to this, there are three multi-choice question papers and 15 practical assessments.

PROGRESSION
The FREC Level 3 can be followed by FREC 4, FREC 5 and 6, providing entry requirements are met.  This progressive suite of pre-hospital care qualifications are part of an HCPC approved programme to enable a learner to become a Paramedic.