Project Description

Public & Emergency Services


If your ambition is a career in the uniformed services, then Public & Emergency Services course is for you. You can prepare for careers in a challenging but highly rewarding environment. You’ll develop essential skills of physical fitness, leadership and teamwork. Our course also explores law and the legal system, Emergency Department Care Skills, Anatomy, Physiology and Biology. Regular visits are made to local emergency services.

This course can be the foundation to progress to a rewardingcareer in the Ambulance Service, The Fire Service, The Defence Forces, Prison Service or An Garda Síochána.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Pre-Professional Training qualification
  • High-level practical skills training
  • Detailed technical knowledge
  • Expert teaching team
  • Includes essential additional qualifications
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology
  • Emergency Department Care Skills
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Legal Practice & Procedures
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Ambulance Services
  • Care/Nursing Homes
  • Defence Forces/Army
  • Emergency Services Management
  • Fire Service
  • First Aid
  • Guard/Policing
  • Paramedic
  • Prison Service
  • Security Services

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Community and Health Services
Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) Emergency First Responder
Fire Warden
Emergency Manual Handling

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance) and (PHECC) Emergency First Responder €385 Emergency Training
courses €360

Additional Costs
PPE Clothing Pack Required €70 average price

Optional Extra Qualifications
Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) Emergency Medical Technician €1850

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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