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FAQ Level 3 Award in First Responders on Scene: Emergency First Responder (RQF)

This qualification is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding, to provide the appropriate care to a casualty, prior to the arrival of an ambulance. This is a five day classroom based course, with home study and knowledge reviews. If you teach first aid why not consider this course in place of your First Aid at Work re-qualification, it will increase your knowledge of casualty care, taking your first aid to another level. This course is delivered via home study and online training followed by four days training at our centre in Colchester, Essex.

This qualification is Category C on the FPHC PHEM Skills Framework:

During this training some of the things you will learn are different immobilisation techniques used in treating different injuries, the correct use of spinal boards and scoop stretchers to immobilise and transport a patient, advanced airway management, emergency oxygen use and how to work with a team to treat a patient.

The qualification is aimed at individuals who work or intend to provide immediate emergency care. It forms part of the FutureQuals first responder on scene qualification suite.

There is assessment throughout the course. For more information please call us on 01206 805380

Flexible Training Options

Where it is possible we offer virtual, online and distance courses. This course does require some face to face training and we offer it as a blended course to help reduce the time you need to spend in the classroom helping to reduce time away from home or work.

Please call us on 01206 805380 to talk to us, if you prefer to ask questions online we also have our Chat and online course enquiry form

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Course Information

  • COURSE CODE 1004
  • Course Duration: 4 Days Classroom Training with home study and online modules.
  • Course Location: Colchester, Essex.
  • Course Price: £495 + VAT
  • ELCAS Course Code 1004


  • Comprehensive Book (needs to be purchased separately for ELCAS funded students)
  • Knowledge Reviews.
  • Online Training modules.
  • Certification.

Ideal for

  • First Aid Trainers who want to increase their knowledge and learn more advanced techniques.
  • Individuals who want to learn more about how to deal with an emergency situation.
  • Individuals who would like to gain a qualification that they can use to support their progression onto a range of health related qualifications, including The Level 3 Award for Ambulance Service First Responders.

Qualification Information

  • Level 3 Award in First Person on Scene FROS®
  • Qualification Type: RQF
  • Qualification Number: 603/6795/7
  • Total Qualification Time: 30 Hours
  • Guided Learning Hours: 22
  • Awarding Organisation: Future Awards and Qualifications.

future quals approved to deliver the first responder on scene qualification in colchester, essex


  • Level 2 in literacy, numeracy or equivalent.
  • Delegates must be aged 18+.
  • Completion of our online initial assessment form.

fros initial assessment


Course Details

To achieve the FAQ Level 3 Award for First Responders on Scene learners must achieve a minimum of 10 components.

  • Human anatomy and physiology for immediate emergency care
  • Assessment of casualties in immediate emergency care            
  • Basic airway management in emergency care
  • Basic life support and external defibrillator
  • Management of medical conditions
  • Support the emergency care of wounds, bleeding and burns
  • Management of injuries
  • Management of trauma
  • Recognition and management of anaphylaxis
  • Administration of oxygen therapy

Course content includes:-

  • Learn how to use spinal boards and scoop stretchers to immobilise and transport a patient
  • Learn different immobilisation techniques used in treating different injuries
  • Learn how to test someone fort blood sugar levels
  • Learn how to use and analyse Pulse Oximetry
  • Learn how to how to take and understand blood pressure
  • Learn how to use tools to immobile fractured limbs
  • Learn how to size and fit cervical neck collars
  • Learn the treatments of a wide variety of different injuries and illnesses
  • Learn how to stop catastrophic bleeding with tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings
  • Understand how to estimate the levels of blood loss
  • Learn to identify different medical conditions
  • Understand how the human body works to better understand treatments
  • Learn advanced airway management and how to use airway devices
  • Learn how to use bag valve masks in resuscitation
  • Learn how to use Oxygen in an emergency
  • Learn about some medications used in patient care
  • Learn how to use AED units in cardiac arrests
  • Learn how to manage advanced trauma injuries
  • Understand how to triage patients to treat the more serious person first
  • Understand and practice advanced patient priority treatments using DR(s)ABCDE
  • Understand and practice completing Patient Information Records
  • Use suction to clear a patient's airway
  • Learn how to work with a team to treat a patient
  • Have a higher medic level of training far above the First Aid at Work level 3 qualification

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