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Level 3 Award in Emergency Care for First Responders (ECFR) (RQF)

4 Days + E-Learning
£419.99 incl. VAT

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The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace, where the primary or secondary focus of the role involves giving Emergency Medical Care as the First Responder on the scene of an accident or emergency. Roles may include, Security Operatives, Close Protection Officers, Event Medical Operatives, Cabin Crew and Community First Responders, among others. 

This Course is a ALTERNATIVE REQUIREMENT to obtain the SIA Close Protection Licence. It is also suitable for those SIA Close Protection Operatives, Door Supervisors and Security Officers/Guards wishing to enhance their knowledge in First Aid, or progressing from the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) & First Aid at Work (FAW) Course.

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ with a minimum of Level 1 English & Maths.

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.

Delivered in a classroom setting, this course offers a theory, practical and hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use advanced First Responder skills in a real-life situation. For added reassurance, each learner is assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities designed to coach and support them.

To ensure you get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to participate, and we limit group size to 12 people.

We recommend that you bring your own lunch, as not all venues have food outlets on site or nearby.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive the Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency Care for First Responders (RQF) certificate which is valid for 3 years. This course meets the requirements specified by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.


The course is run over 4 Days Face-to-Face Classroom Sessions


The qualification covers knowledge such as:

  • Roles and responsibilities of first responders
  • Minimising the risk of infection
  • Establishing consent
  • Completing a patient clinical record
  • Communication
  • Safeguarding
  • Assessing an incident
  • Conducting casualty surveys
  • Scene survey
  • Conducting a primary survey of a casualty
  • Conducting a head to toe survey
  • The purpose and priorities of triage
  • Summonsing appropriate assistance
  • Gathering a casualty history
  • Effective handover of a casualty
  • The recovery position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for Adults, Children and Infants
  • Correct use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Correct use of a Bag Valve Mask
  • Administering therapeutic oxygen therapy
  • Understanding nitrous oxide
  • How to safely handle medical gas cylinders
  • Recognise and manage a compromised airway
  • Selection and use of Oropharyngeal airways (OPA) and Nasopharyngeal airways (NPA)
  • The cardiovascular system and the respiratory system

The qualification also covers:

  • Assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury or illness such as choking, external bleeding, catastrophic haemorrhage, shock, fracture and dislocation, sprain and strain
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Application of cervical collars
  • Removing motorcycle helmets
  • Spinal immobilisation
  • Use of a scoop stretcher
  • Head blocks and straps
  • Chest injuries
  • Minor injuries, burns and scalds, eye injuries, small cuts, grazes, small splinters and bruises
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Major illnesses and medical emergencies, heart attack, stroke, asthma attack, diabetic emergency, sepsis, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, hypothermia, dehydration, frostbite, 
  • Seizures and anaphylaxis


1 Multiple Choice Exam and Scenario Based Practical Assessments


Course places are priced at £419.99 (inc. VAT) per person (please call for group discounts)


For more information on this course please contact the Training Team on 02380 008 999



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