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Statutory & Mandatory Training

Pre-hospital care personnel are required to undertake staff induction covering statutory and mandatory subjects eg. safeguarding, moving and handling and health & safety in the workplace. This is a mandatory pre-hospital sector obligation for all staff under various Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements.

It is a requirement, under regulation 18 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, for CQC registered organisations to provide suitably qualified, competent and experienced staff to enable them to meet all other regulatory requirements described in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

Certificate Validity

We can only accept certificates that do not expire for at least six months.

HPAC Registered Grades

First Aider (FA)

We can only accept nationally recognised certificates obtained from a training centre for an ‘awarding organisation’ (AO) recognised by national qualification regulators (Ofqual, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) or Qualification Wales). Or certificates issued by a Voluntary Aid Society named on our First Aid requirements page.

Find out more here: First Aid requirements

First Responder (CFR)

First Responders require either:

an in date NHS Ambulance Trust CFR Certificate
a FutureQuals Level 3 certificate for Ambulance Service First Responders
a Qualsafe Level 3 certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3)
If you are seeking recognition of prior learning using a certificate not listed above, enhanced evidence scrutiny fees may apply for the cross-mapping exercise).

Ambulance Care Assistant (ACA)

Ambulance Care Assistants require either

an NHS Ambulance Trust PTS Certificate

a QualSafe Level 3 certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3)

a FutureQuals Level 3 certificate in Ambulance Patient Care

If you are seeking recognition of prior learning, evidence will be mapped against current level 3 Ambulance Support Worker Non-urgent standards (enhanced evidence scrutiny fees may apply for the cross-mapping exercise).

Police Medical Responder (PMR)

Police Medical Responders must hold a current commission such as 

D13
D13E

Mod 5 Public Order Medic

or equivalent within the police force.

Fire Medical Responder (FMR)

Fire Medical Responders must hold a current commission such as

an emergency medical responder within the Fire and rescue services (FRS)
an Immediate Emergency Care Responder (IECR) certificate

Emergency Care Assistant (ECA)

ECAs require either

an accredited NHS Ambulance Trust Emergency Care Assistant certificate
an accredited NHS Emergency Care Support Worker certificate

a FutureQuals Level 3 Diploma in Ambulance Emergency and Urgent Care Support (FAQ Level 3) certificate

a Qualsafe Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 4) certificate

If you are seeking recognition of prior learning, evidence will be mapped against current level 3 Ambulance Support Worker Emergency, Urgent and Non-urgent standards (enhanced evidence scrutiny fees may apply for the cross-mapping exercise).

Ambulance Technician (EMT) 

Ambulance Technicians require either

an IHCD Technician certificate (BTEC Level 3 in Ambulance Aid)
an accredited NHS Ambulance Trust EMT certificate equal to an IHCD Technician
a Qualsafe Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency and Urgent Care (RQF) (FREUC) certificate

If you are seeking recognition of prior learning, evidence will be mapped against current Level 4 Associate Ambulance Practitioner standards (enhanced evidence scrutiny fees may apply for the cross-mapping exercise).

Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP)

Associate Ambulance Practitioners require

a FutureQuals Level 4 Diploma for Associate Ambulance Practitioners certificate

a Qualsafe Level 4 Diploma for Associate Ambulance Practitioners certificate

HCPC Registered Paramedic (PA)

Paramedics must be registered with the HCPC in order to apply to the HPAC.

Please note that Paramedics who register with the HPAC can only do so as voluntary secondary registration under the principles of negative registration - this does not replace the requirement for HCPC registration. Paramedics must maintain their registration with the HCPC at all times in order to remain on the HPAC register. If a Paramedic is struck off, suspended or receives a restricted practice order from the HCPC they will be removed from the HPAC as they are registered under a negative registration principle.

Please note that if an individual has been struck off, suspended, or placed under a restricted practice order on a statutory register they may not be eligible to apply to the HPAC.