Paramedic Healthcare Support Level 5

Paramedic Healthcare Support Level 5

About The Course

1 year Pre-Paramedic Studies
QQI Level 5
Course Fees: €450

You need a cool head and the ability to work under pressure in emergency healthcare. It is challenging, rewarding and fast-paced.

This exciting course will teach you the skills and theory you need to work in the healthcare sector. It is a good foundation for students wishing to work in the area of paramedics or ambulance work.

You will be given the opportunity to choose the right career path as you develop your education and knowledge on this course. The work experience element will allow you to apply the theory in practice.

Course Director: Brendan Kavanagh

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Care Skills
  • Care Support
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Emergency Department
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Safety and Health at Work

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Healthcare Support 5M4339

Additional Certification

  • Pre Paramedic Studies (National Ambulance Service College)
  • First Aid Response (Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council)
  • Cardiac First Response (Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council)
  • Patient & Manual Handling
  • Emergency Planning (HSE)
  • Back-slabbing
Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects.
or Leaving Certificate Applied.
or QQI Level 4.
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants who have relevant industry experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.

Applicant Information Meeting

All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.

Progression Opportunities and Employment Prospects

Progression Opportunities

Graduates from this course have the opportunity to apply to the Level 6 Healthcare Supervisory Management in Inchicore College.

Paramedic Science at University

Students may also progress to further study through the Higher Education Links Scheme both in Ireland and the UK in Healthcare or Paramedic.

Graduates may also apply to BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science in Anglia Ruskin University or the University of Sutherland.

Employment Prospects

On successful completion of the Health- care Support course students may seek employment with the HSE, private agencies or nursing homes in the Healthcare sector.

Graduate Profile

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“I was accepted to study paramedic science in Anglia Ruskin University in the Cambridge campus. My previous studies in Inchicore really helped me to get this place as it is a very competitive course with over 2000 people applying and only 20 spaces on the Cambridge site and 80 in Chelmsford. The lectures and assignments I did in Inchicore have set me up well for my studies this year. They gave me a great foundation and I feel much more confident in my writing and study skills now as a result.”

Eamonn Hegarty


This course offers people an opportunity to explore whether the pre-hospital care field is a suitable area for them, while gaining essential life skills in a structured programme.
Macartan Hughes, Chief Ambulance Officer, National Ambulance Service College