Pre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance
Community and Health Services 5M4468
This is an ideal course for anyone seeking a career in the emergency services. This oneyear course will equip students with all the vital skills needed to work in this fast- paced environment. Not only will you learn about skills needed in the healthcare sector, you will also gain a good foundation if you wish to progress further in your studies.
• Anatomy and Physiology • Safety and Health at Work • Emergency Department Care Skills • Word Processing • Teamworking • Person Centered Focus to Disability • Work Experience • Infection Prevention and Control • Activities of Daily Living
• QQI Level 5 Award in Community & Health Services (5M4468)
• Moving and Handling
• First Aid Response (PHECC FAR)
• Breathing Apparatus
• PHECC EFR (Emergency First Responder)
Students from this course will gain a strong foundation in the paramedic sector. They can then progress to several very specific training awards such as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses. Students can progress to a Paramedic Degree at University of Limerick. South East Technological University Carlow provide a Bachelor of Business Emergency Services Management at a Level 8 over 4 years. Students can also progress to UK universities to complete a degree in Paramedic Science. Students from this programme are well placed to gain employment with HSE National Ambulance Service as a student paramedic, and with Dublin Fire brigade as student paramedics/fire f ighter and Dublin Airport Authority. Alternatively, students can use the results of this course to apply for other health related and non-health related degrees at Level 7 and 8 in Universities and private colleges throughout the country.
EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
HSE National Ambulance Service: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic Student (in conjunction with UCC)
UL: LM103 Paramedic Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) (Mature Entry)
Numerous private ambulance companies provide opportunities for employment.
Fire Brigade: Apply for training roles within Fire Brigade service (Dublin City Council – Dublin Firebrigade)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature Students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications
Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie