Over a 5 day period, Fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level E, this fantastic qualification provides Learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to be able to deal with a wide range of Prehospital care emergencies, such as: major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick and injured children, mental health problems and more
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 and urgent care/treatment. It is ideal for those looking to progress their careers within the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner, healthcare assistant and supports specialist medical roles within the military, police and fire services.
This qualification contains 1 mandatory unit (split into 3 components) with a Total Qualification Time (TQT)
of 180 hours.
Learners must complete all assessments successfully within the registration period to achieve the
The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 12 months.
TQT is the total number of hours required for a Learner to achieve this qualification. It has 2 elements:
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) is the time a Learner is being taught and assessed under the immediate
guidance of a Trainer/Assessor, which for this qualification is 39 GLH (minimum), and
The number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation and study, including
assessment, as directed by, but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of a Trainer,
e.g. pre-course reading, research, assignment completion, mentored practice/work experience, etc. which for this qualification is 141 hours.
Learners must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the training.
Learners must have successfully completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) qualification or a QA recognised equivalent and provide continuing professional development (CPD) profile containing evidence of 100hrs study and/or contextualised practice before they can begin the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) qualification.
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.
Once achieved this qualification is valid while the Learner maintains a CPD portfolio and has attended annual refresher training. Training should include the assessment and treatment of cardiorespiratory arrest and life threatening injury/illness. This may include an Immediate Life Support qualification
Each Learner will need access to suitable learning materials to support their progress through the qualification. As a minimum we recommend:
Generic Core Material – Prehospital Emergency Care Course by Faculty of Prehospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh or
Ambulance Care Practice, 1st edition by Richard Pilbery and Kris Lethbridge
As well as
Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness, 12th edition by Ross and Wilson
UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines (current edition) by JRCALC, AACE and University of Warwick
These can be purchased at the time of booking or purchased independently.
The next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF), this qualification provides Learners with a wider scope of practice in Prehospital care emergencies, allowing for greater employment opportunities. It also forms part of a progressive suite of Prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF).
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 E, this fantastic qualification is aimed at people looking to progress their career within the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner or healthcare assistant. It is also ideal for those who are looking to work within specialist roles in the military, police and fire services.
For Pricing & Course dates please call the office team on 0151 808 0770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org