Qualsafe Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC3)

First Response Emergency Care (FREC) is a suite of courses validated by Qualsafe and delivered by ORMS.  Due to our extensive experience of delivering emergency care courses, you can be certain that the tuition you receive is of the highest quality.

Ideal as an alternative to the First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi) qualification, the Qualsafe Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the Qualsafe Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

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) has been shortlisted for the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) ‘Qualification of the Year’ Award 2018 and is one of the few first aid qualifications recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Who’s It For?

The Qualsafe Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed 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.

Course Overview / What will you learn?

Over a 5 day period, Learners will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to deal with a range of Prehospital care emergencies, such as: managing a patient’s airways, catastrophic bleeding, management of fractures, medical emergencies and more.


Students will be assessed through a mixture of practical assessments, theory assessments, skills tests as well as continuous formative assessment throughout the course.


On successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate valid for 3 years.