QA Level 5 Diploma in

First Response Emergency and urgent Care (FREuC5)

The QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency and Urgent Care (RQF) has been specifically designed for those looking to further develop their career within the Prehospital care sector.

Course Overview

As the next step for those who have completed the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF), this qualification provides learners
with a wider scope of practice in prehospital care emergencies, allowing for greater employment opportunities. It also forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications that lead to the QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF)Fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level F, this fantastic qualification provides Learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to manage a range of Prehospital emergency situations, such as: acute conditions, life-threatening infections, end of life care, childbirth and more.

Assessment Methods

8 x Practical assessments/Skills tests, 4 x Theory assessments (workbooks), 4 x End of module assessments and 10 x Reflective practice logs.

Weeks Classroom Training

Qualification Specification

Clinical Hours


Additional Info and Entry Requirements

Must hold valid FREC4 Certificate.

To qualify at FREUC 5 level you must successfully complete a minimum of 750 placement hours, the majority of these hours will need to be completed whilst working on a front-line ambulance attending emergency call.  Whilst 750 hours is a minimum the placements are about achieving competency in the areas you have been trained, the hours stated should be treated  as a guide only.  Some hours may be claimed in alternative settings but since FREUC 5 is a pre-hospital care course we expect the bulk of the hours to be completed on an ambulance.

A blue light driving qualification (Level 3 CERAD) will be required by our placement providers.  These can be arranged directly with the placement providers.   Whilst ALR Training Ltd will put students in touch with their nearest provider who will offer bank employment as an ECA, the student will be required to pass the individual providers, clearance, compliance and assessment process.

Whilst an interview process is not required to enter onto our FREUC 5 programme we strongly suggest that prospective students get in touch to discuss with one of our Paramedic trainers whether the course is right for them and the opportunities in their area.  

What’s Covered

  • Roles and responsibilities of a clinician
  • Professional practice
  • Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology Effects of disease and disorders
  • Clinical decision making
  • Resource management
  • Acute conditions
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Life-threatening infections
  • Electrocardiogram and capnography interpretation
  • Management of patients affected by incapacitating agents
  • Supporting patients with specific needs
  • End of life care
  • Post incident management
  • Research, review and reporting skills
  • Professional development

FREC Pathway

The new vocational route to becoming a Paramedic!

The next Step

QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice

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