As the next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 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).


Intended Audience


The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for those looking to progress their career in the emergency services, ambulance services, event medical sector and high risk workplaces. 


Course Overview


Fulfilling the competencies set out in the PHEM skills framework at descriptor level E, this fantastic qualification provides Learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to be able to deal with a wide range of prehospital care emergencies, such as: major incidents, fracture immobilisation, sick and injured children, mental health problems and more.


Key Facts


  • QAN Number: 601/6932/1
  • Ofqual Regulated? Yes
  • Number of Units: 3 mandatory units
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 35 (125 hours contextualised learning)
  • Contact Learning Hours (CLH): 35 minimum


Credit Value: 16


Assessment: 5 x Practical assessments, 5 x Skills tests, 3 x Learner workbooks and continuous formative assessments conducted throughout the course.


Qualification Valid For: 3 years



£600 per person. (Includes all registration fees and learning materials such as books)


Our next course will run on the 2nd Oct 2017 at our offices in Hastings. This course runs over 6 days.

 Note: This course is currently provided by a 3rd party learning provider, Assured Medical Services.


How to book

To book, please call us on 0800 999 2447 to secure a place on our next course at one of our training centres.

Corporate bookings where we come to you can be arranged, please call us to discuss your requirements.

About Us

Based in Hastings, East Sussex, Phoenix Medical Services provides a range of services across the United Kingdom. Each of our services is bespoke and tailored to fit your event and your individual needs. Whether you require event first aid cover, patient transfer, secure patient transfer, care-line services, training or more, we're only one call away.


What We Do

Customer Service is at the forefront of our business. All our staff receive a full company induction and are selected for their ability to not only do an efficient job but also to provide excellent customer service. Our staff are highly trained with skills ranging from First Aid at Work all the way through to Paramedics and Doctors.