Qualsafe Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC4)

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.

As the next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) (FREC3), this qualification provides students with a wider scope of practice in Prehospital care emergencies, allowing for greater employment opportunities. It also forms part of a progressive suite of Prehospital care qualifications that lead can to eligibility for entry onto a Paramedic course.

Who’s It For?

The Qualsafe Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care is a regulated and nationally recognised Prehospital care qualification specifically designed for those looking to progress their career within the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, healthcare assistant. It is also ideal for those who are looking to work within specialist roles in the military, police and fire services.

Course Overview / What will you learn?

Fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level E, this fantastic qualification provides students with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to be able to deal with a wide range of Prehospital care emergencies, such as: major incidents / accidents, triage, fracture immobilisation, paediatric emergencies , mental health problems, assisting the Paramedic, ECG Rhythm Recognition  & Interpretation, greater understanding and knowledge of the bodies systems and much more.


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

  • 3 x Practical assessments,
  • 2 x Skills tests,
  • 3 x Learner workbooks,
  • 2 x Invigilated exams.


On successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate. Requalification Once achieved this qualification is valid while the student maintains a CPD portfolio and has attended annual refresher training. Training should include the assessment and treatment of cardiorespiratory arrest and life-threatening injury/illness. This may include an Immediate Life Support qualification.