Healthcare Support – Pre Paramedic Course – Level 5
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
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 healthcare, 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 and the work experience element will allow you to apply the theory in practice.
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
QQI Healthcare Support 5M4339
Minimum Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects.
Leaving Certificate Applied.
QQI Level 4.
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted
Mature applicants who have relevant industry experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.
All applicants will be interviewed.
Graduates 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 in Healthcare, Paramedic or Nursing.
Graduates may also apply to BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science in Anglia Ruskin University.
On successful completion of the Healthcare Support course students may seek employment with the HSE, private agencies or nursing homes in the Healthcare sector.
“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.”