Dunboyne College of Further EducationPre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance (PHECCEFR) 5M4468

Pre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance (PHECCEFR) 5M4468

1 Year full time course
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept - May
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

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)

• Patient Moving and Handling

• First Aid Response (PHECC FAR)

• Breathing Apparatus

• PHECC EFR (Emergency First Responder)

• Child Protection


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.


Career 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)

Fire Brigade: Apply for training roles within Fire
Brigade service (Dublin City Council – Dublin Fire

Numerous private ambulance companies provide opportunities for employment.

Fire Brigade: Apply for training roles within Fire Brigade service (Dublin City Council – Dublin Firebrigade)

• Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied
• Mature Students or;
• Other equivalent qualifications
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of
previous qualifications.

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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