Have you ever found yourself in a dangerous situation not knowing what to do? For example, you witnessed a car crash and the driver was seriously wounded, or you might have seen an elderly person getting a cardiac arrest. It’s only natural that people want to help other people in their time of need, but knowing that there’s little you can do can feel very overwhelming and frustrating.
Schools used to teach first aid back in the day, but nowadays even those that still do don’t get enough attention. Furthermore, more and more people think that they don’t need such classes because ‘they’re boring’. Of course, PE is more entertaining, but that does not mean that you shouldn’t know how to handle a nasty situation.
That’s just one of the reasons why we highly encourage you to take the Frec Course level 3 – the First Response Emergency Care course.
FREC – what it is
The FREC course is validated by the Qualsafe, and additionally, it was delivered by the ORMS. The staff that provides and watches over the FREC course is comprised of professionals with years of experience, so you can rest assured that your tuition will be of the finest quality.
Initially, the goal of the FREC level 3 is to educate people to respond to emergencies. Some people apply for FREC because they want to look after themselves and their families, others simply want to learn more about it, but both intentions are equally valid and legitimate.
Above that, the FREC suite allows you to gain qualifications and knowledge to become a paramedic, if you find that that is your vocation.
Of course, the Paramedic program is a bit more advanced, which means that you will need to undertake several FREC levels before that (three to five).
FREC Qualification levels
The FREC levels three to five are called ‘qualification levels’. Basically, you only need the FREC level 3 in order to understand the gist of first aid and first response emergency care, but should you find that you want to learn more, other levels are also available.
The qualification levels offer a very flexible approach to trainees and learners. You will be able to apply your newfound skills within a role of an actual paramedic while still continuing to progress within the program. Even though accumulating knowledge is very important, being able to test out and put your skills in practice is necessary for you understand how far you’ve progressed.
By taking the FREC courses, you will be able to get several certificates simultaneously. Such are:
- HEFA (Hazardous Environment first-aid) students are allowed to progress towards QA L3 FREC
- HEFT (Hazardous Environment first-responder) students are allowed to progress towards the L4 FREC
- HEMT (Hazardous environment medical-technician) students can also gain diplomas in the L5 FREC
The sole purpose of dual qualifications is to provide you with means to hasten up the process of honing your skills as a paramedic while learning about similar branches of first response.