Course description

Course requires approx. 19 hours pre course study, via workbooks and online portal. Please allow three weeks from booking your place to attending the course to ensure enough time for this pre work.

Some knowledge of basic anatomy and pathophysiology of the body, especially the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and central nervous is preferred but not essential.

The course requires a large amount of practical and physical assessments and activities.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for those who are often first to arrive at a potential first aid emergency. This includes Police Officers, Firefighters, and those providing medical cover at festivals and events such as Emergency/Community First Responders, Door Supervisors, Close Protection Operatives and Security Guards. It is also suitable for those working in high risk environments including the military, power stations, agriculture and manufacturing centres.

Delegates must be aged 18 or older to attend this course.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Course Availability

Venue Start Date Availability
London District-Farringdon 22/07/2024 Fully Booked
Stockport 22/07/2024 Only few places remaining
London District-Farringdon 12/08/2024 Fully Booked
Stockport 16/09/2024 Only few places remaining
London District-Farringdon 11/11/2024 Only few places remaining
Stockport 11/11/2024 Only few places remaining
London District-Farringdon 09/12/2024 Only few places remaining


To make a booking

Please contact Customer Services on 0344 770 4800, or email providing the learner’s name, email address and postal address. Please note we are not able to accept booking requests within two weeks of the course start date. 

Course duration

Five days.


£695 + VAT


Course content

    • Understanding the role and responsibilities of a first responder
    • Assessing an incident
    • Life-threatening and non life-threatening illnesses and injuries
    • Assessing and managing a patient's airway
    • Using an AED
    • Administering emergency oxygen
    • Assessing and managing trauma patients
    • Catastrophic bleeding
    • Chest injuries
    • Compromised circulation
    • Wounds and eye injuries
    • Burns and scalds
    • Suddden poisoning
    • Head, spinal and musculoskeletal injuries
    • Breathing difficulties
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Suspected major illness
    • Convulsions
    • Effects of environmental exposure
    • Adult and child resuscitation (CPR)


Assessment and certification


  • 6 x practical assessment/skills tests
  • 3 x theory assessments (multiple choice question papers)
  • 2 x anatomy and physiology papers
  • 1 x invigilated exam


Successful learners will receive a Qualsafe Level 3 Award in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) e-Certificate after their results have been submitted and subject to verification by the awarding body and any other required actions.

Additional information

Awarding body: Qualsafe

The Qualsafe Level 3 Award in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, ideal for those looking to work or volunteer as a first responder.

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