FREC - FIRST RESPONSE EMERGENCY CARE - Pre-hospital medical training In Southampton

Solent Medical Skills is a leading provider of the game changing FREC suite of qualifications. At our Southampton centre, we deliver level 3, 4 and 5 Certificates in First Response Emergency Care (RQF).

Advanced Courses - FREC Level 3, 4 and Diploma Level 5

als-image-for-web Suitable for those wanting a modular system of medical progression for events, high threat environments and frontline ambulance work. The FREC qualifications can now take you from a novice right up to being a registered paramedic – all without having to go near a university!

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Our instructors have extensive pre-hospital experience on NHS frontline emergency ambulances. If they teach you a skill like paediatric CPR, they will have done it for real!

“Excellent professional trainer – the GPs especially were very impressed with this.”

GP Practice Manager, Penny’s Hill Practice, Dorset.

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FREC Course Dates and Booking



FREC levels 3, 4 and 5

Pre-hospital and high threat environment medical course
12 lead ECG course

12 lead ECG - CPD course

A great course for new medics or as a refresher for Technicians and Paramedics


Drugs module

QA Level 3 award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF)

First Aid at Work Courses

Be an effective workplace First Aider – as required by the HSE

CPR and AED Courses

Learn how to give cardiac arrest victims the best chance of survival.

Paediatric First Aid Courses

First Aid for children and babies – as required by Ofsted.

Activity First Aid

For providers of recreational and leisure activities.

Other Courses

Customised courses for your specific needs.

Emergency First Aid at Work

For lower risk workplaces – as required by the HSE

GP/Dental Surgery

Ideal for annual refresher

Due diligence

HSE guidance places responsibility on employers to achieve various levels of due diligence to ensure that the quality of training meets the legislative requirements as follows:

Regulated first aid qualification accredited by an awarding body like Qualsafe and delivered by a company like Solent Medical Skills – no due diligence required.

Training from the voluntary aid societies like St Johns etc – employers may still wish to undertake some of the elements of due diligence.

First aid associations and non-accredited first aid providers – full due diligence required.

This could not be clearer. If you get your first aid training from anywhere but an accredited training organisation, you may leave yourself open to legal risk. A course with Solent Medical Skills ensures complete peace of mind!

Solent Medical Skills will be offering free sepsis awareness courses to Southampton care homes - Dates to be announced soon. Please contact us if you would like to send staff along!


Link to Health Education England Sepsis Site

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