QNUK Level 3 Award for First Responders (RQF)

This QNUK Level 3 Award for First Responders 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. Typical learners include security operatives, construction and industrial first aiders and is useful for anyone who needs to be able to look after casualties for extended periods of time, in potentially challenging conditions.

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:

  • Police Personnel
  • Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
  • Emergency Services Personnel
  • Mountain Rescue, Search and Rescue, Volunteer Life Brigade Personnel
  • Cabin Crew
  • Industrial First Aiders
  • Emergency Personnel
  • Emergency Responders
  • First Aiders

This 24 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.

This certificate is valid for 3 years and is also suitable for:

  • Those wishing to go beyond First Aid at Work level
  • Those wishing to become involved in event cover
  • Those wishing to become involved in Mountain Rescue or other search and rescue agencies

Our centre policies are available upon request and the qualification specification can be downloaded 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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