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HPAC Registered Grades

First Aider

- First Aiders require a certificate in First Aid or Advanced First Aid

First Responder:

- First Responders require either an NHS Ambulance Trust CFR Certificate, a FutureQuals Level 3 Certificate for Ambulance Service First Responders, a Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3) or a QA Level 2 Award for Community First Responders (RQF)

Phlebotomist:

Phlebotomists require an accredited certificate in phlebotomy

Ambulance Care Assistant + Health Care Assistant

- ACAs require either an NHS Ambulance Trust PTS Certificate, a FutureQuals Level 3 Certificate in Ambulance Patient Care or evidence of having completed equivalent quality training in all associated modules

- Health Care Assistants require a NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care or higher

Assistant Practitioner (Sometimes known as Associate Practitioner)

- Assistant Practitioners require either an NVQ or QCF qualification gained through work-based training, a BTEC Higher National Diploma or Higher Education Diploma, gained through part-time study, a foundation degree (SCQF Level 8), gained through part-time study delivered by Higher Education Institutions or Further Education Colleges  or a level 5 apprenticeship

Emergency Care Assistant

- ECAs require either an NHS Ambulance Trust ECA/ECSW 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 evidence of having completed equivalent quality training in all associated modules

Combat Medical Technician Level 1, 2 and 3

- Must be in active service as a CMT with the Army, Royal Navy or the RAF as either a Regular or Reserve and recognised by Defence Medical Serivces as operational at the level being applied for on the HPAC register

Ambulance Technician (IHCD equivalent or higher) / Associate Ambulance Practitioner:

Technicians require either an IHCD Technician Certificate or an NHS Ambulance Trust EMT Certificate equal to an IHCD Technician, a QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency and Urgent Care (RQF) or evidence of having completed equivalent quality training in all associated modules

- AAP requires a FutureQuals Level 4 Diploma for Associate Ambulance Practitioners

There are other registrant grades that may not feature on the list above, please contact us if you would like to find out how to get your role added to the HPAC register. Please note that in order for a new role to be added to the register it must be distinctly unique to any grades we currently regulate.