QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC4)


QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC4)

The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is specifically designed for those looking to progress their career within the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner or healthcare assistant.

5 days

From £450.00

  • 11 July
    5 days, 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    • £450.00 excl. VAT
    Register2 places remaining
  • 29 August
    5 days, 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    • £450.00 excl. VAT
    Register5 places remaining
  • 12 September
    5 days, 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    • £450.00 excl. VAT
    Register5 places remaining
  • 26 September
    5 days, 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    • £450.00 excl. VAT
    Register5 places remaining
  • 10 October
    5 days, 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    • £450.00 excl. VAT
    Register6 places remaining
  • 07 November
    5 days, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    • £450.00 excl. VAT
    Register6 places remaining
  • 05 December
    5 days, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    • £450.00 excl. VAT
    Register6 places remaining
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Monthly Payment Options

Image of PayItMonthly logo. We offer monthly payment options for our ambulance training courses.

Book now, pay monthly. Choose 'Pay deposit' at check out.

We have monthly payment options available. PayItMonthly is a credit facility that will allow you to pay for your course in 10 installments (the number of installments can be adjusted if required). A 20% deposit is required.

There is no interest if you choose the PayItMonthly option.

To pay via 'PayItMonthly (credit facility)' , choose 'Pay deposit' option check out. You will receive an application within a maximum of 3 working days via email. Simply fill in your application and wait up to 3 working days to find out whether you've been approved.

If you have not been approved, we will get in touch and offer an alternative method of monthly payment. We will confirm your place on the course once we've agreed a payment method with you.

To pay via PayItMonthly (credit facility), a 20% non-refundable deposit must be paid upfront. PayItMonthly (credit facility) covers up to £3000 of the cost - if the amount exceeds £3000, the exceeding amount must be paid upfront. It is not available for FREC 3 unless combined with other courses. You will be receive a PayItMonthly (credit facility) application within a maximum of 3 working days. Please complete the application at your earliest convenience. You will then await approval from PayItMonthly. Your booking may be cancelled by Basegreen until you are approved for PayItMonthly or we agree an alternative payment method with you.


Discount up to £340

Book onto the FREC 3 and another course(s) to receive a discount. Message us for the voucher code. Conditions apply - it is candidates' responsibility to meet all course requirements prior to their course start date. Basegreen Academy will not be liable should a candidate fail to meet these before their booked date.


About this Course

The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF), also known as FREC 4, provides learners with wider skills and knowledge to deal with pre-hospital emergencies, and allows for greater employment opportunities in the Ambulance sector. It is the ideal course for those who want to progress within the NHS or private ambulance services in roles such as an Urgent Care Assistant Event Medical Provider, Intermediate Ambulance Practitioner, Associate Practitioner or Healthcare Assistant.

This course can also be combined with CERAD to qualify learners to be Emergency Care Assistants. You may be eligible for a discount! Message us and we will send you a code if you're eligible. Conditions apply.

Upon completion, candidates will be qualified to deal with a range of emergency situations, for example:

  • Major incidents
  • Fracture immobilisation
  • Sick and injured children
  • Mental health problems and more.

Download the Qualification Specification 

We run our FREC 4 in Sheffield and Manchester - see addresses below. The courses normally run for 1 week from Monday to Friday, from approximately 09:00-05:00. Pick one of the dates above, and once you book your place, you will receive joining instructions via email. When you attend your course on your selected date, one of our staff will greet you at reception and direct you with where you need to go. There is coffee and tea available on site. Our tutors have years of experience and will ensure that you meet the criteria to reach the FREC 4 standard.

After the FREC 4 classroom time, you will receive 3 workbooks to complete (you have a maximum of 1 year to complete them).



You must have completed the FREC 3.

There must be at least 4 weeks between your FREC 3 and your FREC 4. You may book both FREC 3 and FREC 4 at the same time, but there must be 4 weeks or more between the two dates. If you do not comply with this rule when booking, you may be asked to reschedule.

You must be over 17 years old.


An ambulance worker in a field


Job Opportunities

The FREC 4 course will further qualify you as an Urgent Care Assistant in the Ambulance Sector and in Event Medical Cover. Combined with our CERAD (blue light driving) qualification, you can become an Emergency Care Assistant (learner eligibility criteria apply) and work alongside a Paramedic or a Technician in emergency situations. 


Manchester Address

Basegreen Manchester
Manchester Heliport
Liverpool Road
M30 7RU
United Kingdom


Sheffield Address

Basegreen Academy
Off Jessell Street
S9 3LQ
United Kingdom


 An ambulance worker in an ambulance vehicle smiling at a camera.


About Basegreen Academy

Basegreen Academy is a private training centre based in Manchester and Sheffield. We are Qualsafe approved and Cyber Essentials certified. Our FREC 4 courses run monthly in our Sheffield and Manchester bases, but alternative arrangements can be made for multiple bookings. 

Our trainers are all qualified in their field, with the subject knowledge and experience to support candidates on every step of their journey.

We work with learners to reach their career goals and support organisations in filling skill gaps. Send us an enquiry and discuss your requirements.

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