Course Aims

The aim of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency situations.

Course Duration

5 Days (118 hours contextualised learning)

Suitable Candidates

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide prehospital care to patients requiring emergency care/treatment.

Pre-Course Requirements

Learners must be at least 17 years old on the first day of the training.

Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course syllabus and be able to kneel to administer Basic Life Support.

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 a basic understanding of first aid.

Assessment Method

13 x Practical assessments, 3 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers), 4 x Skills tests and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

Qualifications

Qualsafe Awards Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care, valid for 3 years.

Course Syllabus

The topics covered include:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Child and Infant BLS
  • Emergency oxygen administration
  • Bag Valve Mask (BVM) and pocket mask
  • Trauma and catastrophic bleeding
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Shock and circulation
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Burns and scalds
  • Airway management
  • Environmental exposure
  • Responding to life threatening medical conditions