Project Description

Public & Emergency Services

Code: 247520

Coordinator: Andrea Norton

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
  • public emergency services testimonial v2

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Community and Health Services 5M4468
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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Early Interview Option

Early interviews normally take place in May. Late applications take place in Aug and early September. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place – only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.