FAQ Level 3

Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (RQF)

Qualification overview

The purpose of the FAQ Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (RQF) is to provide Learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to prepare, drive and manoeuvre ambulance vehicles under both routine and emergency response conditions.

Learners must choose one of the three pathways, based on the vehicle that all learning and assessment will take place in:

Qualification Pathways
Pathway 1 CERADL3P1 Class 3 Ambulance Vehicles Ambulance (medium) vehicles with 4 or more wheels and a gross vehicle weight exceeding 3500kg, but not exceeding 7500kg
Pathway 2 CERADL3P2 Class 2 Ambulance Vehicles Ambulance (light) vehicles with 4 or more wheels and a gross vehicle weight of at least 3250kg, but not exceeding 3500kg
Pathway 3 CERADL3P3 Class 2 Ambulance Cars Ambulance response cars (RRV, RRU, SRU, FRV and PRU) with 4 or more wheels and a gross vehicle weight not exceeding 3500kg

This qualification is aimed at individuals who work, or intend to work, as an ambulance support worker, associate ambulance practitioner or an HCPC registered paramedic.

Qualification Facts

Qualification Number603/7901/7 and C00/4531/5
Offered inEngland, Northern Ireland and Wales
TypeRQF
Level3
Credit Value15
GL120 Hours
TQT150 Hours
Product codeCERADL3
Offered in an apprenticeship frameworkThis qualification is included as a requirement of the following apprenticeship standards:
• Associate Ambulance Practitioner Standard (ST0287)
• Ambulance Support Worker (Emergency, Urgent and Non-Urgent) Standard (ST0627)
Registration Fee£59.50
Resit Fee(s)Learners are entitled to one free resit per online assessment. The second online resit is £6.00 per assessment.

Qualification Specification