Fire and Ambulance Services Access Course

Course ID
5M4468
Award
QQI Level 5 – Community and Health Services
Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or LCA Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are eligible to apply. Mature students over 23 may be exempt from the above academic requirements. Applicants will have to undertake an interview and may be subject to Garda Vetting.
Duration
1 Year

Fire and Ambulance Services Access Courses Central College Limerick

 

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

This one year course is aimed at those who wish to work in either the Fire Service or Ambulance Service. Learners who successfully complete this one year QQI Level 5 certificate will gain essential knowledge and skills in areas relevant to these careers.

 

TYPICAL COURSE CONTENT

  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Understanding Special Needs
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Human Growth and Development

 

Additional Training 

  • Fit for Fire Training
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency First Responder
  • Manual Handling
  • Cardiac First Responder
  • Safe Pass

Please note these are subject to change, market/sector demand and requirements

 

EMPLOYMENT / PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from this programme can gain employment in the following areas:

  • Paramedic
  • Fire Services
  • Private Ambulance
  • Voluntary Organisations such as the Red Cross etc.

Graduates can also progress to Degree programmes in higher education institutions including universities, institutes of technology and private third level colleges offering places on a variety of courses. In certain institutions holder of the Level 6 award may apply for entry into Year 2 of the BA (Early Childhood Studies). Links to all courses and progression opportunities can be found at www.cao.ie or www.qqi.ie

 

DESTINATION OF PAST GRADUATES

  • Applied Social Care – LIT
  • Paramedic with the HSE
  • Fire Services in Canada and Australia

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