QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response, Emergency and Urgent Care (FREUC5)


QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency and Urgent Care (RQF) provides further skills and knowledge for learners to be able to manage prehospital care emergencies, including childbirth, acute conditions, threatening infections and more.


Monthly Payment Options

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

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

We can arrange a monthly payment option for you through PayItMonthly (credit facility). You will pay a 20% deposit and pay the rest over 10 months (this period can be adjusted at your request). 

This is at no interest.

How to pay monthly? Choose 'Pay deposit' at check out. Watch your mailbox, as you will receive an application via email within a maximum of 3 working days. After filling it in, you will find out within 3 days if you're eligible.

What if you're not eligible? Don't worry - we will get in touch and discuss alternative ways you can pay monthly. Your place on the course will only be confirmed once we confirm a payment method with you and your deposit is refundable upuntil that point.

To pay via PayItMonthly (credit facility), a 20% non-refundable deposit must be paid upfront. PayItMonthly (credit facility) only 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 £530

Did you know that if you book onto FREC 3 and an additional course(s), you can book them as part of a special deal?
Eligible courses:

Message us, and if you're eligible we will send you a voucher, so that you can take advantage of one of our available package deals.

Condition: It is candidates' own responsibility to ensure that they meet all the course requirements before their course start dates. Basegreen Academy will not be liable if they're unable to do so. 


About this Course

The QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency and Urgent Care (RQF), also called FREC 5 or FREUC 5, provides further knowledge and skills in the ambulance sector, expanding career opportunities and qualifying candidates up to Emergency Medical Technician level.

The FREUC 5 covers:

  • Childbirth
  • Acute conditions
  • Threatening infections
  • & more

Download the Qualification Specification

The FREC 5 runs for 3 weeks, normally at our Sheffield base, though we are happy to make alternative arrangements for multiple bookings. After the 3 week classroom period, there are workbooks and 750 clinical hours to complete. Learners have up to 2 years to complete their workbooks and clinical hours. Pick one of the dates above. After you book your place, you will receive joining instructions over email. Attend our centre at your chosen date, and a member of our staff will welcome you and show you where to go. There is coffee and tea available on site. 

Our expert tutors will ensure that you are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be ready to become FREUC 5 qualified.


Career Opportunities

Successful completion of FREC 5 opens up further career opportunities in the Ambulance and wider healthcare sector including Primary care services.  Designed by QA, this qualification is intended for those looking to develop their career in the Ambulance sector. Upon completion, learners are qualified Emergency Medical Technicians, with options to progress further.


Next Step 

Your next step after the FREUC 5 is the AAP Bridging Programme. The AAP will further advance your role as an Emergency Medical Technician. It is widely recognised by both private providers and NHS trusts. Are you eligible for a discount? Get in touch.



  • You must be over 18 years old to apply.
  • You must have completed FREC 4 or a QA recognised equivalent before applying for FREUC 5.
  • You must have access to and evidence 750 hours worth of clinical practice.


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Sheffield Address

Basegreen Academy
Off Jessell Street
S9 3LQ


Ambulance workers at Basegreen Academy, smiling, seated in an emergency vehicle


About Basegreen Academy

Basegreen Academy is a private training organisation delivering a variety of pre-hospital care training. We are approved by Qualsafe. We are based in Barnsley, Sheffield, and Manchester; but deliver nationally. Read more about Basegreen by clicking here. Would you like to find out how we can assist your organisation in filling skill gaps while keeping your requirements in consideration? Or do you need assistance with your own learning journey? Get in touch and we will be happy to help.