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First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3 Course)

First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3 Course)

The First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3) course, is a comprehensive 35-hour training programme accredited by Qualsafe Awards. It covers essential pre-hospital care techniques through practical and theoretical assessments, preparing participants to handle a wide range of emergency situations effectively.
Course Type: On-Site Group Booking
Course Price: £2500
Course Period: 5Day(s)
Course Type : On-Site Group Booking |
Course Price : £2500 |
Course Period : 5 Day(s)

Course Overview

FREC 3 This 35-hour course, attended over five days, also recommends an additional 118 hours of post-course learning through pre-course reading and continual professional development. Leeds First Aid Courses supports learners in planning and executing this self-directed study and holds direct claims status with Qualsafe for issuing certificates.

This training equips individuals to handle emergencies effectively, making it an indispensable qualification for anyone involved in pre-hospital care.

Learning Outcomes

  1. First Response Emergency Care (Unit 1): Understanding and managing emergency care roles, incident assessment, patient evaluation, airway management, unresponsive patient care, resuscitation equipment use, and emergency oxygen administration.
  2. Care of Trauma (Unit 2): Management of catastrophic bleeding, shock, general bleeding, burns, scalds, minor injuries, poisoning, head and spinal injuries, and musculoskeletal injuries.
  3. Care of Medical Conditions (Unit 3): Identifying and managing patients with respiratory issues, anaphylaxis, major illnesses, seizures, and environmental exposure effects.


Participants must pass the following to achieve certification:

  • 6 practical assessments/skills tests
  • 3 theory assessments (multiple choice question papers)
  • 1 invigilated exam Certifications are valid for three years, with a revalidation option available over three days.

Post-Course Engagement

While not obligatory, a minimum of 118 hours of self-directed study is recommended. This includes additional reading and practical application. Guidance is provided during the course on how to manage this study, which may include reflective writing and exploration of relevant literature in pre-hospital care.


Successful completion of FREC Level 3 allows progression to higher levels, subject to meeting entry requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Holders of a Level 3 First Person on Scene (Intermediate) qualification taken within the last three years are eligible for a 3-day FREC requalification. Other qualifications may be considered through direct mapping of learning outcomes to FREC 3.

Instructor Qualifications

All course instructors meet stringent Qualsafe requirements, which include ongoing internal and external quality assessments and maintaining a portfolio of CPD relevant to frontline ambulance services.



£2500 per group of up to 8 learners. The fee covers all instructional materials, equipment required for the training a First Aid Manual, and certification.

Course Type

This foundational course does not require prior first aid knowledge. Participants are expected to engage actively in the five-day FREC 3 course to achieve a pass. Although not mandatory, previous first aid training is beneficial. Applicants must be at least 17 years old and possess adequate numeracy and literacy skills to complete the assessments.


Successful learners will receive a personalised Qualsafe Level 3 Award in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) e-Certificate immediately after their results have been submitted.

Our Accreditations

First Aid Industry Body

The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) is a leading first aid training accreditation body. Their courses are recognised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Our first aid at work courses are accredited by the FAIB.


The Federation of First Aid Training Organisations (FOFATO) represent over 400 first aid training providers throughout the UK. A FOFATO member displays you meet a level of due diligence with regards to training standards.

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Registering with an Ofqual awarding organisation like Qualsafe ensures that the training you receive is of the highest quality, and that the qualifications we provide are accredited through a government-approved and nationally recognised qualification.

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