Health Service Skills Pre-Paramedic Studies - Level 5

Health Service Skills Pre-Paramedic Studies – Level 5

Full Time 1 Year Course
QQI Level 5

This full-time one year course will lead to a QQI Level 5.

The programme is provided in association with the National Ambulance Service College and will cover many aspects of healthcare training as well as paramedic topics.


This course will offer the first steps to students wishing to work in the area of paramedics or ambulance work.  Students will also have a two week practical work placement in a suitable working environment as part of the course.

Course Content
  • Care Skills & Care Support
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Pre Paramedic Studies
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Occupational First Aid
  • First Aid Response
  • Cardiac First Response
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Work Placement
  • Team Working
  • Patient & Manual Handling
  • Addiction Studies
  • Pharmacology
  • Ambulance Equipment
  • Emergency Planning

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI: Health Service Skills 5M3782

Additional Certification

  • Occupational First Aid Certificate
  • Patient & Manual Handling Certificate
  • Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council: Cardiac First Response Certificate
  • First Aid Response Certificate
  • National Ambulance Service College Award in Pre-Paramedic Studies
  • Ambulance Equipment Cert
  • Emergency Planning (HSE)
Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate including Maths and a Science subject desirable.

Relevant Work Experience is desirable. Interview and references required.

Mature students welcome.

Progression and Career Prospects

angliaGraduates from this course have the opportunity to apply to the Level 6 Healthcare Supervisory Management in Inchicore College.  Students may also progress to further study through the Higher Education Links Scheme both in Ireland and the UK. Graduates may also apply to Paramedic Degree Courses in Anglia Ruskin University.