Qualification/Certification Duration: 1 year
QQI Level 5 Award in Community Health Services, 5M4468 Duration: 1 year
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Note: Mature students (over 21 years) may be entitled to VTOS funding
What will I study?
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Behavioural Studies
- Infection Prevention & Control
- Health & Safety
- Word Processing
- Personal & Professional Development
- To supplement and enhance the QQI modules the course will offer, two specialist weeks through the year, focusing on Introduction to Policing Studies, Introduction to Fire Service Operations and PHECC Emergency First Response (EFR)
Please note the components listed above may vary occasionally
How will I learn?
You will have a mixture of classroom-based subjects, clinical practicals, mandatory work placement and independent study. You will be expected to complete assignments throughout the year
How will I be assessed?
A full Award is granted on passing relevant eight components. You will be assessed throughout and at the end of the year. (Continuous Assessment) On successful completion of each component, you will be awarded a Pass, a Merit or a Distinction grade
What we would like from you!
If you require upskilling in core subjects necessary for progression in the Emergency Services field or similar health allied careers/rescue careers this is the course to develop your readiness further.
The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to undertake a career in the primary emergency services such as An Garda Siochana, Ambulance or Fire Services. Students wishing to access careers in these emergency services should register for updates with Publicjobs.ie. Students are responsible for checking eligibility requirements.There are also employment opportunities available to students with private ambulance and event medical providers. Students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Click this course code 5M4468 to see the list of Third Level courses this Award links with. Some degrees will have specific module requirements. Please Check at CAO stage.You can also select “any award” in the same search box and this will return all courses open to students who have successfully completed a QQI Level 5 course. Students may progress to The National Qualification in Emergency Medical Technology (NQEMT-EMT) offered by DX2 Training Solutions and/or BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice offered by ORMS & Robert Gordon University Aberdeen. Possibility of entering Paramedic degrees in U.L. & U.K. subject to entry requirements
Any student over 16 years seeking entry to this programme does not need a previous formal qualification. (Min. age for Emergency Services careers through publicjobs.ie is 18) However, the student must demonstrate at interview the capacity to successfully participate on this programme. This includes both the academic and work experience elements of the programme. Should the student have previous qualifications, one of the following may be advantageous for admission to the programme:
- Leaving Certificate/LCA
- QQI Level 4 Award
- Students who may not have formal academic requirements but who have the ability to successfully participate on the course will be considered. (RPL Recognition of Prior Learning)
Garda Vetting Required Yes
Course Code TBA