• CERTIFICATION:QQI Level 5 Award in Community Health Services (5M4468), First Aid Responder                                                (PHECC) Emergency First Responder (EFR) MAPA (Management of Actual &                                                       Potential Aggression)  
  • DURATION:One Year


This course is designed for students who wish to work in either the emergency care or fire and ambulance services. This course leads to a Level 5 award in Health Service skills with additional certification in Emergency First Responder, accredited by The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC). Learners will train for Emergency First Responder incorporating Cardiac First Responder certification which is also PHECC accredited.

Programme of Study
  • Safety & Health at work
  • Care Skills
  • Anatomy and Physiology  
  • Care Support  
  • Emergency Department Care Skills 
  • Understanding Mental Health  
  • Infection Prevention and Control 
  • Communications  
  • Work Experience

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Leaving Certificate (minimum of five 06/H7’s or combination of five 06/ H7’s) or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered 
  • Leaving Certificate Applied Award 
  • Full FETAC Level 4 Award 
  • Full QQI Level 4 with a merit profile
  • Mature Applicants - experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following successful interview. 

Career Opportunities

Careers in the Public Service as 

  • Fire Personnel 
  • Ambulance Personnel

Employment Opportunities with 

  • Private Ambulance 
  • Event Support Companies 
  • Care/Nursing Homes
Higher Education progression

Examples of potential courses include: 

TU Dublin:

  • BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care
  • BA (Hons) in Social Care Practice
Course Co-ordinator

Anne Clarke

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