Would you like a career in the emergency services? This one-year full-time course offers you the ideal grounding in the skills and knowledge needed to embark on a career in this field. You will get the chance to begin an exciting and challenging career which will see you working in a caring environment. You will learn about the skills needed in the healthcare sector, you will also gain a good foundation if you wish to progress further in your studies. This course is ideally suited to those who are calm and work well under pressure and who would like to work in the Fire Service, Gardaí, Defence Forces or as a Paramedic.
|Award||QQI Level 5 Certificate in Health Care Support – 5M4339.|
|Format||Full-time. September 2021 to May 2022.|
|Location||Onsite at Mallow Campus (online contingency in case of COVID regulations).|
|Timetable||Hours between Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 15:30.|
|Requirements||No CAO required (Leaving Cert./LCA/equivalent for under 23s). Application review discussion.|
|Starting||Orientation and classes starting the week of Monday the 20th of September 2021.|
|Fees||€500 (SUSI/BTEA €300, Medical Card €250, VTOS €0).|
|Applications||Applications open. Places available. No deposit required to start your application.|
|Anatomy and Physiology||5N0749|
|Emergency Department Care Skills||5N4890|
|Human Growth and Development||5N1279|
|Infection Prevention and Control||5N3734|
|Nursing Theory and Practice||5N4325|
|Safety and Health at Work||5N1794|
CAO points not required. All applicants will be required to attend an application review to discuss the course suitability for the learner and to establish that all applications meet the minimum requirements:
Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Healthcare Support 5M4339.
Work Placement / Experience
Work experience is an integral part of this course. Participants will be required to undertake a 60 hour duration work placement. The dates will be specified by the college in September.
Education Progression Opportunities
Use your QQI award to progress to BSc Paramedic Studies*, Public Health Sciences, General Nursing, Midwifery, Intellectual Disability Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Children’s and General Nursing. This award can also allow you to progress to further training with the National Ambulance Service* and the Irish Ambulance Training Institute as well as LM103 BSc Paramedic Studies* in UL. *Full unendorsed C1 driving licence required. For more links and detailed information on how to use your Mallow College qualification go to mallowcollege.ie/progressions.
Students from this course will gain a strong foundation in the paramedic sector who can then progress to several very specific training awards such as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the National Ambulance Service and Ambulance Training.ie.This course can lead to careers in the public service for fire and ambulance personnel as well as employment opportunities with private ambulance and event support.