Looking to develop your skills? Or looking to progress in a career in pre-hospital care? FREC level 4 will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies to deal with a wide range of prehospital care emergencies. It can also be used as a doorway to higher level pre-hospital care training.
This course will provide you with advanced first aid skills and the confidence to administer treatment when necessary.
• All Learners must be at least 18 years old and possess reasonable numeracy and literacy skills.
• Learners MUST have successfully completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care qualification or a QA recognised equivalent.
Here’s a breakdown of the FREC 4 course’s content:
• Initial patient assessment.
• Physiological observations.
• Anatomy and Physiology.
• Heart disease.
• Electrocardiogram (ECG) application and monitoring.
• Managing a patient’s airway – supraglottic airways.
• Medical gasses – including dosages and administration.
• Thoracic Trauma.
• Maternity Care.
• Respiratory disorders and infections.
• Mechanisms of injury and kinetics.
• Full body and limb immobilisation.
• Sexual assault.
• Major Incidents.
• Psychosocial development in children.
• Emergency care for sick and injured children.
• Mental health crisis.
• Assisting the clinician with clinical interventions.
During the course you will undertake:
• Practical assessments
• Skills tests
• Invigilated exam
• Workbook assignments
Upon completion of this course, you will be awarded the Qualsafe/Lubas Medical FREC Level 4 Certificate endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. This qualification will be valid while the learner maintains a CPD portfolio and has attended annual refresher training. This should include CPR/AED and life-threatening injury/illness e.g. an ILS course.
FREC L4 qualification may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher levels, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.
FREC L4 is taught over 39 hours spread over 5 days. You will also be required to complete 141 hours of 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:
You will be expected to complete 141 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.
• Assignment completion (mandatory).
We advise that you complete approximately 20 hours of pre-course reading from the following texts:
Once booked on to a course we will advise you on the areas where you should focus your study.
These books will be available for you to borrow during your 5 days with us.