QA Level 3 Award for Community First Responders (RQF)

The QA Level 3 Community First Responders (RQF) teaches learners how to provide emergency care to patients suffering life-threatening illnesses.

Intended Audience

The QA Level 3 Award for Community First Responders (RQF)  is a practical qualification for people who are performing as a Community First Responder (CFR), who are likely to be responding to a patient before the Emergency Services arrive. This qualification can be used as a stepping-stone to progress onto higher levels of prehospital care qualifications, such as the Qualsafe First Response Emergency Care (Level 3 RQF), which will provide learners with further knowledge and skills to deal with a broader range of emergency incidents.

Course Overview

Qualification SpecificationThis course will offer practical skills which give the learner the basic knowledge of emergency care to preserve life and treat suspected life-threatening illnesses until the Emergency Services can arrive on scene. The course teaches the role and responsibilities of a CFR and how to provide emergency care for a patient. This includes those who may be in Cardiac Arrest and how to use the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator), those bleeding and in shock, how to manage a patient’s airway using adjuncts, and how to administer emergency oxygen. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

Assessment Methods

7 x Practical Skills tests and 1 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questionnaire)


Successful learners will receive a personalised QA Level 3 Award for Community First Responders (RQF) e-Certificate immediately after their results have been submitted, subject to a Centre’s Direct Claims Status and any required actions. Printed certificates are available at an additional cost (please see our Fees and Charges list for details).

Learner Registration Fees

Price includes: Lesson Plans and an Assessment Guide

Centres can save up to 12.5% on Learner Registrations with our tiered pricing system!

Standard Price 150-249 Learners
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250-499 Learners
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500+ Learners
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£30.00 £27.75 £27.00 £26.25