Pre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance
Community and Health Services 5M4468
This is an ideal course for anyone seeking a career in the emergency services. It will be a one-year course will equip learners with all the vital skills needed to work in this fastpaced 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 • Child Health and Well-being • Care of the Older Person • Safety and Health at Work • Emergency Department Care Skills • Word Processing • Communications • Work Experience • Care Support • Nursing Theory and Practice
• QQI Level 5 Award in Youth Work (5M4732) • Occupational First Aid Patient • Moving and Handling
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) with the National Ambulance Service and Ambulance Training. Students can also progress to UCD to complete the Diploma in Emergency Medical Science provided by the HSE. IT Carlow provide a Bachelor of Business Emergency Services Management at a Level 8 over 4 years. Mature students may apply for Paramedic Studies at University of Limerick. 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 ITs/ Private colleges throughout the country.
EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: National Ambulance Service: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Ambulance Training.ie UL: LM103 BSc Paramedic Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) IT Carlow: CW-BSEMS-B Bachelor of Business Emergency Services Management (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: Diploma in Emergency Medical Science (Through the HSE, EMT required First, 2 Years)
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