QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care – (FREC4)

First Response Emergency Care Course

Level 4 First Response Emergency Care (FREC) course in Kent. Book your place today. At least 18 years old on the first day of the training. Our location

Awarding Organisation:Qualsafe Awards
Ofqual Regulated?Yes
Course Duration:5 Days
Certificate Validity:3 Years (BLS and AED Training Recommended Annually)
Availability:Please call us on 01233 273999 or email: [email protected]
Clinical Endorsement:The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

This regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care qualification fulfils the competencies set out in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework at descriptor level E, and is the perfect next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) or equivalent.

Who should attend this course?

The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) qualification is specifically designed for those who want to provide prehospital care to patients requiring emergency treatment. It is ideal for those who are looking to progress their career in the emergency services, ambulance services, event medical sectors and high risk workplaces.

Entry requirements?

Learners must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the training.
Learners must have successfully completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care
(QCF) qualification or a QA recognised equivalent before they can begin the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) qualification.

As part of this QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) qualification you must provide the Centre with118 hours of pre-requisite study and/or contextualised practice prior to starting the course:

  • You must provide a QA approved Centre with an accurate CPD profile that is your own work ready for audit SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to your course commencement date
  • Your CPD profile must contain an accurate report on the activities you have undertaken to improve your practice
  • Your CPD profile must show how 118hrs of study and/or contextualised practice have been completed

It is the responsibility of BM Ambulance Group to check the details of your portfolio and NOT Qualsafe Awards. However, Qualsafe will audit and ask to check these at any time.

A CPD profile can include contextualised practice and should include a variety of activities that reflect your continual professional development of skills and knowledge associated with your role. Activities may include patient simulation, mentored practice, related training and work experience. This is an opportunity for you to showcase your ability to practise your skills, knowledge and lifelong learning in a work environment. A template can be sent to you at your request.

There are no other formal qualification entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Key Facts

QAN Number: 601/6932/1

Ofqual Regulated? Yes

Number of Units: 3 mandatory units

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 35 (125 hours contextualised learning)

Contact Learning Hours (CLH): 35 minimum

Credit Value: 16

Assessment: 5 x Practical assessments, 5 x Skills tests, 3 x Learner workbooks and continuous formative assessments conducted throughout the course.

Qualification Valid For: 3 years 

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Cost of Course £495.83 + VAT, you will need to also buy a book for the course, which is available from us.

NEXT COURSE:  View our Course Calendar for dates

We are within 1 minutes drive of a train station and hotels 


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