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FREC Level 3 
(First Response Emergency Care) 

We deliver the Level 3 FREC Courses including 3-day Conversion courses.


if you wish to state an interest in attending a course, please e mail stating FREC3 in the title of your e mail.


FREC 3 is Approved by the SIA for licencing.


FREC 3 is a regulated and nationally recognised pre-hospital care qualification, which is clinically endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care- The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfils the competencies set out in the Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework at descriptor level D.


The QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) qualification is specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance services, the event medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces.


This course is also approved by the SIA for licencing for those who are or wish to work in close protection, hostile environments etc.


Our team of NHS Ambulance Paramedic tutors and assessors offer extensive practical, clinical and educational experience, ensuring professional delivery, mentor support and guided learning throughout your course.


Many of our instructors are ex military with a vast knowledge and experience of trauma and medical care in both military and civilian settings in hostile as well as conventional environments.



This Level 3 Certificate offers entry level education for those who wish to seek employment within the pre-hospital care sector. It is an Ofqual regulated pre-hospital care qualification is ideal for those who have a specific responsibility to respond to emergency situations. The qualification is approved by Qualsafe Awards, and is clinically endorsed by The Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC).


The Level 3 Certificate  in First Response Emergency Care (FREC) meets the FPHC criteria for descriptor ‘D’ provider on the PHEM Skills Framework. The clinical skills taught are particularly suited to security staff, close protection / marine protection operators, medical response teams, fire and police officers, industrial first aiders, healthcare providers and community responders.


This Certificate covers all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualification, and as such, exceeds the HSE requirement for those acting as a workplace first aider and covers a number of additional training needs required for higher risk working environments.










Course Dates

 DateTimings   Course CostCourse TypeCourse Status
 September 20172nd - 6th September 0800 - 1700 £550.00 Combination FREC3 & FPoS 3 Closed 
 September 201711th - 15th September 2017 0800 - 1500£450.00 FREC 3 Full CourseClosed
 October 20174th - 8th October 2017  0800 - 1700£550 Combination FREC 3 & FPoS 3 Closed
October 2017 6th - 10th October 2017 0800 - 1700 £550.00 Combination FREC 3 & FPOS 3 Closed
 October 201711th - 15th October 2017 0800 - 1500 £450.00 Combined FREC 3 & FPoS 3Closed
October 201718th - 22nd October 20170800 - 1700 £550.00 Combined FREC 3 & FPOS 3 Closed 
 October 201718th - 23rd October 2017 0800 - 1700 £550.00 Combined FREC 3 & FPOS 3Closed
December 20174th - 8th December 2017 0800 - 1700 £550.00  FREC Level 3 Course Closed
December 201715th - 19th December 2017  0800 - 1700£550.00 FREC Level 3 CourseClosed


Course Dates for 2018 will be released Monday 11th of December 2017



3 Day Conversion course from FPoS(I) to Level 3 FREC  course


 DateTimingsCourse CostSpecial OffersCourse TypeCourse Status
September 20171st - 3rd September 2017  0800 - 1500£400.00 £350.00 Conversion Course Closed
 September 20172nd - 4th September 2017 0800 - 1500 £400.00 £350.00 Conversion Course Closed 
September 201729th Sept - 1st Oct 2017 0800 - 1500 £400.00  Conversion Course Closed 
October 20178th - 10th October 2017 0800 - 1500 £400.00  Conversion Course Closed

Conversion Course


The 3-day conversion course is designed for those who hold the FPoS(I) course or equivalent and is held over 3 training days.


Candidates must be in possession of a valid FPoS(I) Certificate or equivalent certification in order to attend the course. Proof of certification is required and candidates will be required to present their original certification at the commencement of the course. Failure do present a valid in-date certificate will forfeit a candidates position and eligibility to attend the course. 


Contact us to check on your eligibility for the conversion course.




FREC 3 Course Entry requirements:


There are no formal requirements for entry to this qualification, but it is helpful to have knowledge and skills equivalent to or higher than first aid at work.



Course Breakdown



  • Contact learning hours (Classroom) 35 hrs.
  • Self directed study 118 hrs.
  • Minimum time to complete the award 3 weeks
  • Maximum time to complete the award 20 weeks


Course Content

The following are included in the course content:


•    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





  • 13 practical assessments
  • 3 x theory assessments (Multiple choice questions)
  • 4 x skill tests and formative assessments undertaken throughout the course







Recognition of Prior Learning:


Learners who have gained a Level 2 First Person On Scene (Intermediate) qualification within the last 3 years may attend a shorter 3 day FREC requalification course.




The combined Course First Person on Scene Level 3 and FREC Level 3 will have an additional day after the training days for the examinations and assessments to be completed

This qualification may be used towards achieving other pre-hospital care qualifications, including the Level 4  Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC).