Introducing the new Emergency Care for First Responders pre-hospital care qualification is aimed at learners working in roles where their primary or secondary focus involves giving emergency medical care as the first responder on the scene of an accident or emergency.

A qualification that is ideal for students who require a wider level of knowledge than standard first aid at work qualifications. These students may be in working is roles such as security industry operatives, close protection officers, event medical operatives, cabin crew, highways and rail network operatives, police & fire service medics. This qualification aligns with the new standards for those working in the security industry from April the 1st 2021.

In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports first responders for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to requalify.

What does the qualification cover?
The qualification covers topics such as assessing and responding to incidents, CPR for adults, children and infants, therapeutic oxygen therapy and catastrophic bleeding. It also covers assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury or illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries, heart attack and anaphylaxis.

How is this qualification delivered?
Courses leading to this qualification must take a minimum of 30 contact hours over at least 4 days. Requalification courses must take a minimum of 18 contact hours over 3 days. Blended learning is permitted which we offer by the means of three full classroom days alongside 10 hours of online learning to be completed prior to joining our expert trainers. We deliver this qualification with small class sizes and not exceed the ratio of 1 tutor or assessor to 8 learners, making your learning fully immersive.

How is this qualification assessed?
This qualification is assessed by our subject expert assessors in the following two methods:

  1. Practical assessment – Learners must demonstrate practical skills in first aid and emergency care which is captured on a practical assessment matrix.
  2. Theory assessment – Learners must answer 55 multiple-choice questions which are internally marked by the assessor.

If you are interested in this qualification, how we deliver this in our unique way that includes our blended approach, thus reducing classroom time and how to requalify at the 3-year point then head over to our dedicated page here….


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