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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.

HPAC Registered Grades

First Aider (FA)

- First Aiders require a valid HSE compliant certificate in First Aid.

First Responder (CFR)

- First Responders require either an NHS Ambulance Trust CFR Certificate; a FutureQuals Level 3 Certificate for Ambulance Service First Responders; or a Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3).

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; or 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 as an emergency medical responder within the Fire and rescue services (FRS) 

Emergency Care Assistant (ECA)

- ECAs require either an accredited NHS Ambulance Trust Emergency Care Assistant or Emergency Care Support Worker Certificate (the certificate must be accredited i.e. applicants must supply evidence that all the required elements of the post-course preceptorship hours have been fully signed off by the NHS Trust that issued the certificate); a FutureQuals Level 3 Diploma in Ambulance Emergency and Urgent Care Support (FAQ Level 3); a Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 4); or 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 or an NHS Ambulance Trust EMT Certificate equal to an IHCD Technician (the certificate must be accredited i.e. applicants must supply evidence that all the required elements of the post-course preceptorship hours have been fully signed off by the NHS Trust that issued the certificate); a QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency and Urgent Care (RQF); or 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 or a Qualsafe Level 4 Diploma for Associate Ambulance Practitioners

Student Paramedic (SPA)

- Student Paramedics must already be enrolled in an HCPC approved programme

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 do so as voluntary secondary registration only - 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, the same action will be immediately replicated on the HPAC register without appeal.

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