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QA - Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) course syllabus.

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Is the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Qualsafe Awards (Qualsafe). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (Qualsafe) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching.
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What is the QA - Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) course?

Category: First-Aid
Level: Beginner

Ideal as an alternative to the First Person on Scene Intermediate (FPOSi) qualification, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).

The 3 day QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) re-qualification course is also perfect for those who have already completed an FPOSi qualification and are due to requalify.

Endorsed by The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level D, this fantastic qualification is perfect for a range of roles in emergency care, such as: Event Medical Responder, Emergency Care Support Worker and more.

Whats more, the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) has been shortlisted for the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) Qualification of the Year Award 2018, and is one of the few first aid qualifications recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

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Who is the QA - Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) course designed for?

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

What subjects does the QA - Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) course cover?

This qualification comprises 3 mandatory units with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 150 hours. Full details of these are in Appendix 1. Learners must complete all assessments/skills tests in the units successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification.

The minimum time to complete this qualification is 3 weeks and the maximum is 20 weeks. Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct guidance from a Trainer to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 35 hours over 5 days (excluding breaks). Sessions should be a minimum of 2 hours. Learners should be encouraged to do a minimum of 118 hours of self-directed study, which should include additional reading and applied practice

Over a 5 day period, Learners will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to deal with a range of Prehospital care emergencies, such as: managing a patients airways, catastrophic bleeding, management of fractures, medical emergencies and more.

How is the QA - Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) course assessed?

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

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