Two levels of FREC awards are available, independently, for those who do not require the technical and practical elements of the Casualty Management in Specialist Rescue course.

The courses have been designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to help others. This qualification has been developed by the NHS Ambulance Services and is clinically endorsed by the Faculty of Pre-hospital care. Basic and intermediate certificates are valid for 3 years.


Essential Reading

First Response Emergency Care Level 2, 3, or4

This programme is designed to develop First Aiders to provide the next level of medical care and to be able to respond effectively to emergency situations.  Courses include theoretical and practical exercises with the emphasis on effective problem recognition and response.

Course Content

  • Scene safety
  • Patient awareness
  • Airway management
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Trauma and medical emergencies
  • Defibrillation
  • Basil life support
  • Medical considerations, Illnesses
  • Burns, scalds, shock
  • Casualty handling
  • Respiratory & Circulatory support

Entry Requirements

Physically fit for involvement in practical training exercises.


Course Duration

Qualsafe Award Level 2 (Award for Community responder) - 2 days
Qualsafe Award Level 3 (Certificate in First Response Emergency Care) - 5 days
Qualsafe Award Level 4 (Certificate in First Response Emergency Care) - 5 days



Assessments will be carried out by an independent examiner and will include practical exercises and a written multiple choice exam.


Course Certification
& Coventry University

There are options on successful completion of this course to register it towards a Coventry University Diploma / Certificate in Specialist Rescue or contribution towards other higher education awards.

Further information will be provided at commencement of the course.

To obtain a full module descriptor in advance visit the below website and navigate to: CU Portal » Module Information Directory » Business, Environment and Society » Geography, Environmental Science and Disaster Management » Get Modules. Then click on 259GED for full diploma module information or 267GED for half-module.

For more information Call 01248 601 546
or email


First Response Emergency Rescue (FREC)

Days:  5
Code:  YFREC

Course:  £525
Course with food and accommodation:  £775

Dates & prices

Mon 17 Sept - Fri 21 Sept 2018