ILS (Immediate Life Support) RQF

Prometheus is a Qualsafe Awards’ accredited provider of the Level 4 Award in Immediate Life Support RQF.


What is Immediate Life Support (ILS) RQF?

The Immediate Life Support (ILS) Qualsafe qualification is suitable for people who will respond to out-of-hospital emergencies or life-threatening incidents. The objective of the qualification is to benefit learners by developing their knowledge and skills associated with providing Immediate Life Support to patients in cardiorespiratory arrest or experiencing life-threatening illness and injury.

Learners who have successfully completed the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF)) or a similar qualification, are required to complete the Immediate Life Support course annually, as well as a CPD portfolio, to keep their FREC 4/FREC 5 valid.

How will I learn?

We put great emphasis on the “hands-on” aspects of course training, creating true-to-life medical simulations, helping you learn through immersive practical sessions.

Experience as close to genuine patient trauma care as possible – using SIMBODIES™, our ultra-realistic manikins, crafted with outstanding attention to detail, ensuring that every human feature necessary is replicated in your training.

Train with award-winning medical equipment, as used by Ambulance Services and Armed Forces globally.

Why train with us?

All Prometheus Medical instructors are active, clinically current practitioners, meaning candidates will benefit from the most up-to-date medical knowledge.

Where will I learn?

At our purpose-built Herefordshire Campus or, for group bookings, your site if you prefer.

Available courses

All courses shown are at the Hereford campus.

ILS (Immediate Life Support)
START DATE 04/07/2024
END DATE 04/07/2024
COST £140 +VAT

Professional Pathways

Immediate Life Support is required to be taken annually by all clinicians who hold a FREC 4 or the higher qualification FREC 5 as part of their ongoing continuous professional development (CPD).

It will develop learners’ knowledge of the three stages of immediate life support:

  • Recognise and treat the deteriorating patient using the ABCDE approach.
  • Identify the causes and promote the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Undertake the skills of quality CPR and defibrillation (manual and /or AED) and simple airway manoeuvres.

Immediate Life Support Skills Framework

This qualification forms part of the Qualsafe Prehospital Care suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

  • Resuscitation Council (UK)
  • UK Ambulance Service Clinical Practice Guidelines

Successful learners will receive a personalised Qualsafe Level 4 Award in Immediate Life Support (RQF) e-Certificate.

Immediate Life Support Requalification

Annual requalification of Immediate Life Support is required to validate the Qualsafe Awards FREC 4 and FREC 5.

Immediate Life Support Requalification

Annual requalification of Immediate Life Support is required to validate the Qualsafe Awards FREC 4 and FREC 5.

Course Overview & Learning Outcomes

Duration: 1 Day

Effective early interventions by emergency care providers have been shown to have a positive impact on patient outcomes experiencing cardiorespiratory arrest or life-threatening illness and are reflected in the qualification content.

Your ILS course includes:

  • Be able to safely use and maintain emergency care equipment.
  • Be able to implement methods and procedures to assess and manage an incident.
  • Be able to diagnose, assess and manage patients with life-threatening and non-lifethreatening illness and injury.
  • Be able to implement methods and procedures to manage a patient’s airway.
  • Be able to carry out immediate life support.
  • Understand resuscitation decision making processes and procedures.
  • Know how to manage a patient with a suspected major illness.

Entry Criteria

Immediate Life Support can also be completed by clinicians with FREC 4 or equivalent; however, these must be mapped against the Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria of the Qualsafe Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) and submitted to Qualsafe Awards for consideration.

Learners must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the training.


Qualsafe Awards (QA) Immediate Life Support (ILS).

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Train with the best

Our training helps you to retain the key skills you need to save a life and be confident of deploying them effectively under pressure. Prometheus instructors train the best: elite military personnel, emergency services, multiple industry sectors, and helicopter emergency medical crews globally. You will benefit from that same expertise.

Course Accreditors

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