First Response Emergency Care (FREC) Level 3

Looking to develop your skills? Or looking for a career in pre-hospital care? FREC level 3 will provide you with essential and advanced first aid skills for working in high risk environments. It can also be used as a doorway to higher level pre-hospital care training.

Who should Attend

  • People looking for work in pre-hospital care.
  • Individuals working in high risk areas.
  • People looking to boost employability.
  • Individuals looking to progress to higher level training (including registration as a Paramedic)

This course will provide you with advanced first aid skills and the confidence to administer treatment when necessary.

What are the entry requirements?

All Learners must be at least 17 years old and possess reasonable numeracy and literacy skills. Having existing basic first aid knowledge is also recommended (e.g. previous attendance on a First Aid at Work,
Emergency First Aid at Work or Paediatric First Aid course).

What will I learn?

Here’s a breakdown of the FREC 3 course’s content:

Roles and Responsibilities of Pre-Hospital Care Providers – including recording incidents & patient specific documentation

Incident assessment and control

Patient assessment – Primary Survey (ABCDE) & Secondary Survey.

Recognising and Managing Catastrophic Bleeding

Airway assessment and management techniques and the use of equipment/adjuncts.

Breathing assessment and management – including oxygen administration

Circulatory assessment and management – including recognising and managing hypovolaemic shock.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & Automated External Defibrillation – to the current Resuscitation Council

UK Guidelines

Trauma – Using various techniques and equipment, you will learn how to manage traumatic emergencies including:

  • Head injuries, spinal injuries & pelvic injuries
  • Fractures, sprains, strains and dislocations
  • Internal & External bleeding
  • Embedded objects
  • Minor injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries
  • Closed & open chest injuries
  • Positional asphyxia

Recognition and management of common medical emergencies including:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Hyperventilation
  • Heart Attack
  • Angina
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Seizures
  • Meningitis

Recognition and management of common environmental emergencies including:

  • Hypothermia
  • Hyperthermia
  • Sunstroke
  • Dehydration
  • Exhaustion
  • Food poisoning

How will I be assessed?

During the course, you will undertake practical assessments and multiple-choice question papers.

What qualification will I receive?

Upon completion of this course, you will be awarded the Qualsafe/Lubas Medical FREC Level 3 Certificate endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. While FREC Level 3 certification is valid for 3 years, we
strongly recommend refreshing your CPR/AED skills annually.

How can I Progress?

FREC Level 3 qualification will allow you to enrol on our FREC 4 course. FREC Level 6 will allow you to register as a Paramedic.

How Long is the course?

FREC L3 is taught over 35 hours spread over 5 days. You will also be required to complete 118 hours of self-directed learning.

How Can I achieve my self-directed learning?

You will be expected to complete 118 hours of evidenced self-directed learning. This can be made up of various elements including:

  • Pre-course reading.
  • Further reading on topics relevant to the course.
  • Working/volunteering in a pre-hospital care role.
  • We will provide an opportunity to work as part of our team at a sporting fixture, film set or event to help
    build up your hours.

Is there any recommended pre-course reading?

We advise that you read the following books before attending the course:

  • Ambulance Care Essentials
  • Generic Core Material

These books will be available for you to borrow during your 5 days with us. If you wish to purchase your own copy please follow the link: https://www.qualsafe.com/categories/Books/Emergency-Care-Books/


I highly recommend Lubas Medical! I did the FREC 3 course with them & it was amazing. Great staff, knowledge and learning was first class. I've been highly recommending them to my work colleagues.

Thank you all for a amazing course and I can't wait to do my FREC 4 and I'd love to do it with Lubas - Jacqueline via Facebook

I did my FREC level 3 with LUBAS. The course was good fun & I learnt a lot from the very experienced training team. As soon as the are up and running with FREC 4 I will be doing it with LUBAS - Thanks guys you are literally life savers! - Toby via Facebook

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