Level 3 Award in Emergency Care for First Responders (RQF)

Course Duration:  4 days


Aim: This qualification is to support a role in the workplace, where the primary or secondary focus of the role involves giving emergency medical care as the first responder on the scene of an accident or emergency. Roles may include, security operatives, close protection officers, event medical operatives, cabin crew and community first responders, among others. Topics covered include assessing and responding to incidents, CPR for adults, children and infants ,therapeutic oxygen therapy and catastrophic bleeding. The qualification also covers assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury or illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries, heart attack and anaphylaxis.

In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports responders for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to re-sit the course. In addition, we recommend that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Course Outline:

  • Role and responsibilities of first responders
  • Assess an incident and conduct casualty surveys
  • Manage an unresponsive casualty
  • Administer therapeutic oxygen therapy
  • Administer nitrous oxide in line with the first responder’s scope of practice
  • Safely handle medical gas cylinders
  • Recognise and manage a compromised airway
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
  • Recognise and manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Recognise and manage a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Recognise and manage a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
  • Recognise and manage a casualty with a suspected chest injury
  • Minor injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Recognise and administer first aid to a casualty with a suspected medical emergency or major illness.

At Graspan Frankton we offer:

  • Unlimited exam retakes
  • Free learning materials
  • Refreshments throughout
  • Post course support

2024 Course Dates:

  • 19th– 23rd January 2024.
  • 15th -19th March 2024
  • 17th -21st May 2024
  • 19th – 23rd July 2024
  • 20th -24th September 2024
  • 18th -22nd October 2024
  • 6th -10th December 2024

COST: £375 + VAT

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