This course is designed to introduce students to the challenges and opportunities of working in emergency services. Participants will be introduced to careers such as paramedic, fire officer and emergency medical technician and be prepared for further study in this area.
This is a full-time one-year course which runs from September to May.
A Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent is required, although exceptions are given to mature students who are over 23 years of age. Entry is subject to interview.
Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. There is also a €100 Student Services fee required on acceptance of the course.
Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to third level institutes and colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme. Graduates may also apply to HSE-Student Paramedic – National Ambulance Training College (subject to HSE eligibility criteria.) There is also the potential to progress to paramedic degree courses in the UK and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses in Ireland.
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