Project Description

Public & Emergency Services

PLSS Code: 283678
Coordinator: Niamh Cooper

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 rewarding career 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
  • Legal Practice & Procedures
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progression
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.

Certification
QQI Level 5
Certificate in Community and Health Services 5M4468
Occupational First Aid
Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) Emergency First Responder
Fire Warden
Emergency Manual Handling

Costs
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

Apply before 29 April 2020 for the opportunity of an early interview, Early interviews normally take place in May.

Apply before August 2020 for a later interview. 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.

Note: This is a full-time course.