The purpose of the FAQ Level 3 Award for First Responders on Scene: Ambulance Service Co-Responder is to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to provide the appropriate care prior to the arrival of an ambulance. It covers the principles of ambulance service first responder care, the knowledge and skills relating to scene safety and patient assessment, life-threatening emergencies, illnesses, medical conditions and injuries and major trauma and physical extrication. The qualification is aimed at individuals who intend to work as Co-Responders.
This qualification forms part of the FutureQuals first responder on scene qualification suite.
Co-Responders work for organisations in partnership with the Ambulance Service to provide a rapid response to immediate life threatening medical emergencies. This is usually in locations where the partner organisations will be able to get to the call more quickly.
This qualification is Category D on the FPHC PHEM Skills Framework:
Nationally certificated non health care professional pre-hospital provider caring for patients as a secondary role eg Police Officers in Specialist Roles, Fire Service IEC, equivalent UKSAR trained personnel, Enhanced Community First Responder.