FREC3 Rugby – 30 Sep > 4 Oct 2024

  • 30/09/2024 - 04/10/2024
  • The Rugby Hotel

This qualification forms part of the Qualsafe Awards (QA) Prehospital Care suite of qualifications.

Over this 5 day hands-on course, the training includes topics like emergency oxygen administration, trauma patient management, and addressing major illnesses, among other crucial skills.

All FREC3 courses are delivered by experienced 999 professionals, including Paramedics and Police Officers.

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who are often the first to respond to a possible medical emergency. This encompasses Police, Firefighters, and medical staff at festivals and events. It also includes Emergency/Community First Responders, Door Supervisors, Close Protection Operatives, and Security Guards.

Individuals working in high-risk environments are also catered for. These environments include the military, power stations, agriculture, and manufacturing facilities.

Course Objective

The objective of the qualification is to benefit learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital emergency care situations.

What is Included?

1. Online Pre-Learning

During the course, there is a lot of content to cover. We know that some prefer to have longer to process this information. Therefore, we have created an online learning course, which can be completed prior to the course. It complements the course itself, and includes things like:

  • Clarification around course contents
  • The human body
  • Patient assessment
  • Capacity and consent
  • Responder equipment

The pre-course learning is available for 1 year after the date of your course.

2. Booking Call

One of the qualified trainers will get in contact to book in a call. The call includes:

  • Ensuring you have full access to the online pre-learning
  • Explaining travel options, if you’re unsure
  • Answering any questions about the course, it’s content, or relevant topics

3. Course Pack

On the first day, you will receive a course pack, with everything you need.

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Relevant handouts

Assessment and Certification


  • 6 x Practical Assessments
  • 3 x Multi-Choice Theory Tests
  • 1 x Anatomy and Physiology Test


  • Around 10 working days after the end of the course, successful learners will receive their certificate via email. It will be a downloadable PDF.
  • The certification is Qualsafe Level 3 Award in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)

Awarding Organisation

  • Qualsafe Awards

Course Contents

Roles and responsibilities of prehospital care providers:

  • Casualty assessment
  • Airway management
  • FREC provider role
  • Universal precautions
  • Emergency care equipment
  • Patient/Treatment documentation
  • Consent

Incident assessment and control:

  • Dynamic risk assessment
  • Initial management of the scene

Casualty assessment:

  • Primary Survey <C>ABC
  • Levels of consciousness
  • Secondary Survey
  • ABCDE approach

Catastrophic bleeding:

  • Direct/Indirect Pressure
  • Trauma dressing
  • Tourniquet use
  • Haemostatic agent/dressing

Airway management:

  • Airway anatomy
  • Airway management methodologies
  • Dynamic Airway assessment
  • Head tilt-chin-lift
  • Jaw thrust
  • Postural drainage
  • Altered Airway anatomy management
  • Oro-pharyngeal airway
  • Naso-pharyngeal airway
  • Manual suction device
  • Choking

Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • CPR adaptions
  • Casualty handover
  • Automated External Defibrillation
  • When resuscitation should not be attempted

Medical gases:

  • Emergency Oxygen


  • Universal precautions/Infection control
  • Medical Shock
  • External bleeding
  • Embedded object
  • Internal bleeding
  • Minor injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Burns
  • Poisons

Trauma (Muscular-Skeletal):

  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Helmet removal
  • Cervical collar
  • Pelvic immobilisation
  • Fractures
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Dislocations
  • Crush injuries
  • Manual in-line stabilisation

Trauma (thoracic):

  • Closed chest injuries
  • Open chest injury
  • Positional asphyxia

Medical conditions:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Adrenaline Auto-injector
  • Asthma
  • Spacer device with reliever inhaler
  • Hyperventilation
  • Heart Attack
  • Angina
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Seizures
  • Meningitis


  • Hypothermia
  • Hyperthermia
  • Sun stroke
  • Dehydration
  • Exhaustion
  • Food poisoning

The human body:

  • Hypoxia
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system

Venue Info

The Rugby Hotel, Sheep St, Rugby, CV21 3BX

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  • Time : 08:45 - 17:15 (UTC+0)
  • Registration Deadline : 16/09/2024 12:00 pm

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