Level 3 Initial Person on Scene (RQF)

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Who is this qualification for?

This regulated lifelong qualification focuses on more advanced first aid skills traditionally taught in first aid at work courses. Additional interventions and management of serious incidents with the expectation of longer term management of the casualty at the scene until definitive emergency aid arrives.




Train up to 12 delegates




When joining us

Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine – Descriptor

This qualification sits at Competency Level E on the PHEM Framework for those public services operating at this level. Non public service users may also sit at descriptors B to D as a benchmark for specific role requirements.

To be recognised at any level the practitioner must have all the
skills at that level. Practitioners may have additional skills from
higher levels but this does not mean that they are operating at
that level. The examples given relate to public service roles and
can be used to benchmark other medical threat and training

A First Aider (management of an unconscious, bleeding or arrested
patient). Certificated by a non-national organization.

B First Level responder, nationally certified and qualified to meet
statutory requirements within the work place eg EFAW, FAW.
Levels C to H will be operating within a framework of governance
and CPD

C Nationally certificated pre-hospital responder (use of airway
adjuncts & oxygen) eg Community First Responder’s operating at pitch side at sports events etc.

D Nationally certificated non health care professional pre-hospital
provider caring for patients as a secondary role eg Police Officers in
Specialist Roles, Fire Service IEC, equivalent UKSAR trained
personnel, Enhanced Community First Responder

E Nationally certificated non health care professional pre-hospital
provider caring for patients as a primary role eg UKSAR, some
military personnel and specialist certificated police officers and

F Non-registered health care professional eg Ambulance Technician,

G Registered pre hospital care practitioner

H Advanced registered pre hospital care practitioner

Qualification Details

Course Title: TQUK Level 3 Award for Initial Person on the Scene of an Incident (RQF)

QAN: 603/5085/4

Level: 3

Credit Value: 4

How long will it take?

Students complete 13 hours and 16 minutes of interactive online learning covering the key knowledge subjects with theory tests online prior to joining us for the 3-days to face to face immersive scenario based learning.

This is a life time qualification. It is expected that holders would attend annual CPD such as the Immediate Life Support training course and completing this would demonstrate occupational competences in all key practical areas.

The Pre Hospital Environment

  • The role of the First Responder
  • Minimising risk of infection
  • Consent
  • Principles of Scene Management

Casualty Assessment

  • Mechanism of Injury
  • Patient Assessment Triangle
  • Communicating with patients
  • Primary survey and assessment
  • Safe moving and handling

Respiration and Airway Management

  • Recognition of respiratory problems
  • Advanced airway management – Oral, Nasal and Laryngeal Airways
  • Choking
  • Use of suction
  • Oxygen Administration– Delivery systems and SpO2

Basic Life Support

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation – to current UK guidelines
  • Paediatric CPR


  • Automated external defibrillation

Circulation and Shock

  • Recognition and initial care of haemorrhage
  • Catastrophic Haemorrhage – including the use of tourniquets and haemostatics
  • Shock
    • Cardiogenic
    • Neurogenic
    • Hypovolaemic
    • Septic
    • Anaphylactic


  • General Bone / Joint injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal & Pelvic injuries 
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns
  • Eye Injuries


  • Heat Stroke & Dehydration
  • Hypothermia

Medical Related Emergencies

  • Heart attack/angina
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma – including additional remote protocols
  • Anaphylaxis – including additional remote protocols
  • Poisoning
  • Sepsis

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by practical demonstrations, verbal questioning and a final online multiple-choice theory exam. Final outcome will be Pass or Fail

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