Emergency Care Assistant
Trainee Emergency Care Assistant Programme
The Trainee Emergency Care Assistant programme has been designed for individuals wishing to progress their career within the organisation to Emergency Care Assistant by obtaining all the qualifications, skills and experience to work successfully in this role.
Over a 9 week period all trainees will achieve the following qualifications:
Qualsafe Awards Level 3 First Response in Emergency Care
Qualsafe Awards Level 4 First Response in Emergency Care
FutureQuals Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving
All qualifications obtained as part of this programme are regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care, and emergency response ambulance driving qualifications specifically designed for the emergency care assistant position.
If trainees have not already obtained the First Response in Emergency Care Level 3, this is the first stage of the process. As the next step for those who have completed the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF), the FREC 4 qualification provides learners with a wider scope of practice in prehospital care emergencies.
The FAQ Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving has been designed with extensive input from NHS Ambulance Service Trust Employers. The requirement for competency is driving underpinned by knowledge of legislation but also the requirement for competency in safe response to emergency calls and the conveyance of patients to the definitive place of care.
There will be a consolidation period where trainees will have opportunity to work with ECA mentors, as 3rd man with a frontline crew, through the training period.
The purpose of this FAQ Level 3 Diploma in Ambulance Emergency and Urgent Care Support (FUTUREQUALS) is to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to work as a part of an emergency ambulance crew, responding to 999 calls supporting the Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) or registered Paramedic.
This role includes supporting the clinician with the care of a patient with varying needs and in a variety of environments and settings, sometimes including very difficult circumstances such as accidents and where time to provide support to patients is critical to their health.
The role may also include attending to patients with colleagues of the same grade to a patient that has been referred by the emergency operations centre, 111 service, GP urgent referrals and other allied healthcare professions within the community.
Emergency and urgent and care support staff have a good understanding of anatomy and physiology, the ability to carry out patient assessment, physiological measurement and continued patient monitoring with a range of skills that support the lead clinician with advanced procedures.
First Response in Emergency Care Level 3 (QUALSAFE)
This regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care qualification is ideal for those seeking a career in the emergency services, ambulance service, the event and security medical sector or those who work in high risk workplaces. Over a 5 day period, learners will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to deal with a range of prehospital care emergencies, such as: managing a patient’s airway, catastrophic bleeding, management of fractures, medical emergencies and more.
First Response in Emergency Care Level 4 (QUALSAFE)
The QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised prehospital care qualification 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. It is also ideal for those who are looking to work within specialist roles in the military, police and fire services. 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.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your gateway into the Ambulance service and gain on the job learning and mentorship with excellent training from qualified Paramedic and Technician lecturers.