Healthcare Department

Pre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance

Community and Health Services 5M4468

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COURSE CONTENT

The following modules will be offered in 2022, subject to change due to availability and demand: 

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Child Health and Well-being
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Emergency Department Care Skills
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Teamworking
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Care Support
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Person Centered Focus to Disability

 PHECC – Emergency First Responder (EFR)

WHAT IS PRE-PARAMEDIC FIRE AND AMBULANCE?

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 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.

 

CERTIFICATION

  • QQI Level 5 in Community Health Services – 5M4468 
  • PHECC – First Aid Responder (FAR)
  • PHECC – Emergency First Responder (EFR)
  • Breathing Apparatus Training
  • Fire Warden and Safety

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students from this course will gain a strong foundation in the paramedic sector. 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

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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)

COURSE FEES

Course fees of €200 are to be paid before registration and include course materials, examination fees and a €30 non-refundable deposit.

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