This qualification is designed to support the roles in an environment, where the primary or secondary focus of the role involves giving emergency medical care as the first person on the scene of an accident or emergency.
Ideally suited for security operatives, close protection officers and event medical staff. As the First Person On Scene, you’ll be responsible for stabilising the condition of the patient and caring for them until help arrives.
Topics covered include assessing and responding to incidents, CPR for adults, therapeutic oxygen therapy and catastrophic bleeding. The qualification also covers assisting a casualty who is suffering from major trauma injury or illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries, heart attack and anaphylaxis.
In line with industry guidance, the qualification supports responders for a period of 3 years, at which point learners will need to resit the course. In addition, we recommend that learners refresh their knowledge annually.
Topics covered include:
- Understanding the role and responsibilities of first responders
- Be able to asses an incident and conduct casualty surveys
- Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty
- Be able to administer therapeutic oxygen therapy
- Understand when to administer nitrous oxide in line with the first responders scope of practice
- Understand how to safely handle medical gas cylinders
- Be able to recognise and manage a compromised airway
- Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
- Be able to recognise and manage a casualty who is in shock
- Be able to effectively asses a casualty’s condition
- Be able to recognise and manage casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
- Be able to recognise and manage a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
- Be able to recognise and manage a casualty with a suspected chest injury
- Understand how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor injuries
- Understand how sudden poisoning can occur and how to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
- Be able to recognise and administer first aid to a casualty with a suspected medical emergency or major illness such as spinal injuries, heart attack and anaphylaxis
- CPR for Adults, Children and infants
- Therapeutic Oxygen therapy
- Catastrophic Bleeding
For this qualification learners must be a minimum age of 16 years old.
Must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
Assessment is by way of a practical and multiple choice assessment. For IQA reasons some assessments may be filmed for quality purposes.
Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Emergency Care for First Responders (RQF) which has been developed and is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual. The qualification is also regulated by Qualifications Wales.
Our Highfield L3 ECFR Courses run for 5 days.
Accommodation is not included, however this is available in the nearby towns / villages of Charmouth, Lyme Regis or Axminster. The links below provide a good selection, but early bookings are highly recommended, especially if visiting during peak season.
£375 GBP (Excl. VAT) / £450 GBP (Incl. VAT)