QNUK Level 3 Award for the First Person on Scene (International) (FPOSi) (RQF)

This QNUK Level 3 Award for the First Person on Scene (International) (FPOSi) is a four day course and is used by those who need to go beyond standard level First Aid, who may have access to more advanced medical equipment and resources.

This course develops the knowledge and skills required by those working in security services or high risk environments and ensures learners can provide help for a range of medical conditions and trauma related injuries. A specific difference to the QNUK Level 3 Award for First Responders course is that it also develops an awareness of ballistic and blast injuries and managing them. While the qualification has been developed for Close Protection Operatives working in the UK and abroad, the knowledge and skills it develops are also ideal for Cabin Crew, Industrial First Aiders and those working in remote areas.

Compared to other Level 3 Pre-Hospital Care qualifications on the market such as First Response Emergency Care (FREC), this qualification meets more level D competency descriptors on The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh Faculty of Pre-hospital Care (FPHC) Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) framework. This qualification is delivered in line with our Clinical Governance Policy. Tailored to your needs and environment in Newcastle, across the North East or UK, this Advanced First Aid course meets the needs of:

  • Close Protection Operatives
  • Cabin Crew
  • Industrial First Aiders

This 28 hour Advanced First Aid course is usually completed over 4 days and is carefully designed to create skilful, resourceful and confident Advanced First Aiders capable of effectively handling a variety of emergency scenarios. The course is assessed via practical observations and one multiple choice question paper (60 questions). There is plenty of opportunity for the scenario based training throughout the course (including in the outdoors), to build and maintain confidence in dealing with a wide variety of emergencies.

If you work in close protection or private security firms, then the FPOSi course is more tailored to your needs compared to the First Responder course, even though the two courses can run side by side. Certificates are valid for 3 years. Our centre policies are available upon request and you can download the qualification specification here:


Group training in house at your premises is £2,995 + VAT for up to 8 people. Spaces on open courses are £450 + VAT.

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