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BTEC Level 4 Extended Certificate in First Person on Scene (RQF)

We are delighted to announce that we are able to offer the new FPOS First Person On Scene qualification from Edexcel as a blended course. ITG was the first centre to be granted direct claim status for the new extended BTEC first person on scene qualification. If you would like to speak to one of our friendly advisors, call us now on 01206 805380. The course has been expanded and improved to cover a number of subjects in greater depth. The new Total Qualification Time has been increased to 184 hours. This means that it is not possible to achieve this valuable qualification in a traditional classroom setting in a week.

Working with ProTrainings means that our learners can complete the theory online at their own pace and then attend a 4-day classroom course with us to achieve their goal.

The online learning is a series of Videos created and delivered by experienced instructors, paramedics and other medical professionals with a wealth of experience in delivering the FPOS qualification. There are knowledge reviews throughout, so you can test your knowledge as you go through the course. You don't complete all of the theory in one sitting, you can complete the online learning at your own pace, to fit in with your other commitments.

Course Information

  • Course Duration: 4 Days Classroom with online video based e-learning
  • Course Location: Colchester, Essex
  • Course Price: £595 + VAT
  • Course Deposit 50% for access to online modules (non-refundable)
  • Course available through ELCAS Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme

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  • Online video-based e-learning modules
  • Technical support, via chat, email and telephone
  • Training Portfolio Workbook ***
  • Comprehensive manual
  • Pearson online Test
  • 4 Day Classroom Training and Final Assessment
  • Certification

Who is this course for?

  • First aid Instructors and individuals involved in first aid who want to develop their knowledge
  • Once learners have achieved this qualification they can use it as part of their job applications for roles in which they will be expected to act as a first responder.

Such roles may include:

  • community first responders
  • lowland search and rescue operatives
  • co-responders, e.g. fire service crew, police, other emergency services
  • close protection operatives
  • senior cabin crew

On completion of this qualification learners will be able to apply for membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC) at Level 4 care provider membership.


BTEC Level 4 Extended Certificate in First Person on Scene (RQF)

Qualification Number: 603/0512/5

Total Qualification Time: 184

Awarding Organisation: Pearson Edexcel


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  • Level 2 in literacy, numeracy or equivalent.
  • Delegates must be aged 16+.
  • Completion of our online initial assessment form.

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Questions? We are happy to help.

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Course Information

There are 5 Units in total that must be completed.

Unit 1: Is completed 100% online, you complete the Pearson Online Test under supervision when you attend the classroom course.

Units 2,3 & 4: These are blended with theory online and practical in the classroom course. You will also need to complete your training portfolio, a template is provided to make sure you meet all of the required learning outcomes.

Unit 5: Is your final assessment, this will take place on the last day of the classroom course.

All 5 units and your completed training portfolio*** must be completed before IQA and certification.

Qualification Objectives

The qualification will give you the opportunity to:

  • develop your knowledge related to the pre-hospital care industry, including how their role fits into the wider sector as well as the responsibilities of the first responder, established practices relating to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, as well as the prevention and control of infection
  • develop technical knowledge that underpins the role, duties and responsibilities of the first responder. This covers areas such as the management of scene safety, the clinical care and management of the casualty, the provision of effective clinical handovers to the next echelon of care, as well as the postincident procedures for which the first responder is responsible
  • develop practical skills of safe incident management and managing the care of casualties while awaiting the arrival of definitive pre-hospital care
  • develop knowledge and skills to be able to make critical decisions and medically manage the safe extrication of casualties
  • achieve a nationally-recognised Level 4 qualification
  • develop your own personal growth and engagement in learning.

Why choose to complete your first person on scene qualification with ITG?

  • Completing the qualification as a blended course, reduces the time spent in the classroom, which makes this option less expensive by reducing travel and accommodation costs.
  • Complete the online modules at a time that is convenient to you and your organisation, reducing the stress involved in organising extended leave from work
  • Work at your own pace.
  • The environment delivers the subjects in a way that reinforces knowledge throughout and by gaining a better understanding of each of the many topics covered, helps you to retain the information provided.
  • ITG are the first training organisation to be awarded direct claim status by Edexcel for this qualification.
  • We provide a workbook for you to use for your Portfolio, this has questions and will reinforce what you have learned through the blended training. The workbook has been cleverly mapped to include each learning outcome based on the new regulatory framework (RQF). The workbook can be completed during and after your training.***

If you need any assistance or technical support for the online part of the first person on scene course, the friendly team at ProTrainings are on hand via e-mail, chat or telephone. When you have completed all of the theory for units 1 - 4 you attend at our training centre for the 4 day classroom course to complete the practical classroom and assessment. 

Please call us on 01206 805380 to find out more information about how you can complete the new BTEC Level 4 Extended Certificate in First Person on Scene (RQF) as a blended course with ITG and ProTrainings.

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Do you deliver the new FPOS Qualification and want to be able to use the ProTrainings e-learning for your courses?.

If you would like to be able to offer your customers the advantage of completing the new extended course as a blended option, please call the ProTrainings team for more information on 01206 805359 to find out more. Visit the protrainings FPOS first person on scene blended course

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