Drive an ambulance vehicle in response to an emergency provided by Elite EMS
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Training Approved by Skills for Care

This qualification is not offered by ProTrainings as it is taught by Elite EMS.  If you are interested, contact us, and we will pass on your details so you can discuss your training options.

The FAQ Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (RQF) aims to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to drive an ambulance vehicle in response to an emergency. This qualification is awarded by Future Quals.

This qualification gives the learner the opportunity to:

• Be able to prepare, drive and manoeuvre ambulance vehicles

• Be able to drive an ambulance vehicle in emergency and non-emergency situations

Purpose and Aims

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.

This qualification is designed for road systems subject to UK legislation. It covers driving legislation, driver responsibilities, pre-driving checks and daily inspections, the system of car control, driving under routine and emergency response conditions, manoeuvring and reversing, safety systems, emergency response driving practices, navigation, adverse conditions and human factors.

This qualification meets the requirements for ambulance service drivers to claim exemptions under road traffic legislation and to operate to the specification of the Road Traffic Regulations Act (exemption for speed limit regulations).

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.

Entry Requirements

Learners must:

  • Be 19 years of age (or older) on the first day of teaching due to insurance
  • Possess the right values, behaviours and attributes appropriate to the role.
  • Not have any outstanding court cases, prosecutions or pending disciplinary action in any area being brought against them.
  • No previous convictions.
  • Have a contract with either an NHS ambulance service or a voluntary or private ambulance provider that is CQC registered and contracted to provide emergency ambulance provision to the NHS ambulance services. For devolved nations, this will be the CQC equivalent ambulance service, if applicable.
  • Employed by a CQC registered company.
  • Hold a valid driving license for the class of vehicle being driven for the full duration of the qualification with no points.

In cases where Learners hold a non-UK-issued driving licence, Centres are responsible for undertaking their own due diligence to ensure that the Learner meets all requirements of current UK legislation. The Centre is responsible for ensuring that no Learner is accepted on the programme where it is evident the validity period of their driving licence and/or the validity of the class of vehicle will not expand the full duration of their qualification. Should a Learner’s driving licence expire, for whatever reason, the Learner must be placed on a break until such time their driving licence permits them to continue.

The qualification must still, however, be completed within the qualification registration period or the Learner withdrawn until such time they can meet the required standards.

There are no formal qualification entry requirements that Learners must complete prior to completing the qualification. Learners will, however, need to have minimum core skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT to successfully complete the qualification. Initial assessment of minimum core skills may be carried out for all Learners commencing the qualification. Please note, throughout the delivery of this qualification, Learners may also be referred to as ‘Trainees’.

Ongoing Requirements

Throughout the qualification, Learners must always act in a professional manner, in accordance with agreed ways of working. Negative attitudes, values and behaviours will not be tolerated and could lead to suspension or withdrawal of registration. Learners must also notify their Tutor/Assessor immediately of any disciplinary actions, outstanding court cases or prosecutions. The Centre must then notify FutureQuals with immediate effect.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.

Regulated Qualification Details
Course Title: FAQ Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (RQF)
QAN: 603/7901/7
Level: 3
Credit Value: 15
TQT: 150
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