Cost €550

Pre-Emergency Services Studies

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Qualification/Certification                                                                              Duration: 1 year

QQI Level 5 Award in Community Health Services, 5M4468 Duration: 1 year

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Note: This course costs €350 if you are exempt from €200 Government Charge.
Mature students (over 21 years) may be entitled to VTOS funding

What will I study?

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Teamworking
  • Infection prevention & Control
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • To supplement and enhance the QQI modules the course will offer, three 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.

CAO/Career/Progression Opportunities

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. 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 UL. & UK subject to entry requirements

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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)
  • Interview

 

Garda Vetting Required Yes
Enquiries: cliona.lyes@killestercollege.ie

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