Course Description

Pre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance (with PHECC EFR)

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This is an ideal course for anyone seeking a career in the emergency services. This one-year 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.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and may be subject to change:

• 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
• Caring for Children in Hospital

• Level 5 Community and Health Services 5M4468
• Patient Moving and Handling
• First Aid
• Emergency First Aid Responder
• Breathing Apparatus
• Child Protection

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Course Code 5M4468
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Health Care, Healthcare
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path 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 fighter 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 EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: Please check for specific entry requirements HSE National Ambulance Service: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic Student (in conjunction with UCC) UL: LM103 Paramedic Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) Fire Brigade: Apply for training roles within Fire Brigade service (Dublin City Council – Dublin Fire brigade)
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