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First Responder Qualification

The QNUK Level 3 Certificate in First Responder (RQF) qualification is specifically designed for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance services, the event medical  and security sectors or those who work in high risk workplaces.

This regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care qualification meets The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh competencies set out in the Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) skills framework at descriptor level D. It is also fully recognised by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Certification

  • Certification of this Award is issued by the Qualifications Network United Kingdom that is valid for 3-years.
  • The course is recognised by Ofqual as being a Level 3 award on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.
  • The qualification meets Grade descriptor D of the faculty of pre hospital care, pre hospital emergency medicine skills framework

Grade D – Nationally certificated non health care professional pre hospital provider caring for patients as a secondary role. i.e. D13 Enhanced certificated police officers, Fire Service IEC. Several types of UKSAR trained personnel.

In the full course specification below, students learn about sepsis and how the first responder can recognise and treat the sick person and how the first responder can initiate initial emergency treatment such as offering the sick person with Sepsis Oxygen Therapy.  Developing the First Responders communication skills includes using two-way communication systems and the Phonetic Alphabet, using ATMIST Pre-Alert Systems and much more when assisting a Healthcare Professional at scene.  You may download the phonetic_alphabet here

THE FIRST REPONDERS TRAINING COURSE IS A FIVE DAY PROGRAMME DESIGNED FOR THOSE FIRST AIDERS THAT REQUIRE A MORE ADVANCED LEVEL OF COMPETENCE IN FIRST AID.  THE COURSE IS A MIX OF THEORY, PRACRICAL DEMONSTRATION AND REALISTIC SCENRIOS.

The five day First Responder course enables first aiders to enhance their level of medical capability to treat a casualty in a trauma or medical emergency. This qualification is highly sought after and is ideal for those working in any industry.

The training includes hands on experience with multiple casualty management and medical planning exercises, as well as a systematic approach to the management of trauma. The course includes practical medical scenarios based on potential threats and situations that may be encountered when operating in your chosen profession.

Experienced instructors

All our medical training personnel have extensive operational pre-hospital care experience gained when working in the Emergency Medical Services, including NHS Ambulance Services. Their proven capabilities and our facilities ensure that we deliver a learning experience that allows clients to operate confidently and securely in the field of First Responder.

First Responder Syllabus

  • Scene safety
  • Scene management including triage

    QNUK Level 3 Award in First Responder

    Each delegate receives the First Responder Care Essentials Manual

  • Patient assessment
  • The principles of manual handling
  • The management of catastrophic bleeding
  • Basic & Intermediate airway management skills (including adjuncts)
  • Respiratory assessment
  • Management of breathing difficulties
  • Basic and intermediate life support including AED
  • Management of haemorrhages and shock
  • Trauma related emergencies
  • Medical related emergencies
  • The recognition features of sepsis
  • Assisting the healthcare professional
  • Paediatric life support
  • Administration of Medical Gases

Assessment

This five day course is assessed by Observation of practical skills and completing a Multi-choice question paper within the programme, which includes additional assessments in the administration of medical gases and first aid at work.

Certification – First Responder

  • Certification is issued by the Qualifications Network United Kingdom that is **valid for 3-years.
  • The course is recognised by Ofqual as being a Level 3 award on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.
  • Clinical endorsement of the qualification is by the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care.  The qualification meets Grade descriptor D of the faculty of pre hospital care, pre hospital emergency medicine skills framework – PHEM Skill

Grade D – Nationally certificated non health care professional pre hospital provider caring for patients as a secondary role. i.e. D13 Enhanced certificated police officers, Fire Service IEC. Several types of UKSAR trained personnel.

Requalification

**Delegates are required to attend the full course at the three-year point to requalify.

It is strongly recommended that those gaining this qualification attend at least eight hours of practical CPD annually and that further CPD such as reading relevant articles relating to this subject area is undertaken and recorded and reflected on.

Venues

Our training delivery takes place at our centres in Lydney Gloucestershire and Capel Curig Snowdonia. These venues have direct access to realistic and authentic training environments both indoors and out of doors and are easily reached by the UK road, rail and air networks and our venues includes five nights accommodation.

Or if you prefer we can deliver this training at your own working site*.

*Because of the practical nature of the course it is ideally delivered with access to the normal or anticipated working environment of the candidates, be that a a renewable energy site, docklands environment, mountain or upland area or any other high-risk or remote environment.

Benefits of First Responder Training

  • Accredited by QNUK and meets the requirements for the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
  • Written in line with current UK Resuscitation Council guidelines.
  • Large organisations particularly international Oil and Gas Companies, often require their security staff to have additional first aid qualifications.
  • Delegates will develop an increased confidence with regards to dealing with casualties and the management of medical emergencies.
  • High quality tutors and training.
  • Low class sizes on a ratio of one instructor to six students.
  • Five day course that includes ample evening study sessions.

Course Fees

Join us at our training venues below and the fee includes five-nights Bed, Breakfast, Lunch with light beverages each day.

  • Single Candidate  £600

There are no additional costs.

 

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