Emergency Services

Code: 5M3782  

Duration: 1 year


Can you see yourself as a Fire Fighter or Paramedic? Do you work well under pressure and have a desire to help people? Do you want to work in a challenging environment? Then an exciting and challenging career in the Emergency Services may be for you. Our course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to embark on a career in this field.

This 1 year full time programme is an introduction to those who wish to progress on to paramedics, either in the fire or ambulance service. The course is aimed to improve the chance of recruitment in either fire or ambulance services.

Course content

A selection of modules is offered from the following

  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Care support
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Human growth and development
  • Safety and health
  • Care skills
  • Emergency department care skills
  • Work experience
  • Communications

Extra Certification

These optional certificates will incur additional costs.

  • Fire Warden (Fire Safety & Fire Extinguisher Training)
  • Breathing Apparatus
  • Manual Handling
  • Hazardous Substances

Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) Courses*

  • Emergency First Response (EFR) inc Defibrillator Training
  • 1st Aid Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Cardiac 1st Response


  • QQI Level 5 Health Service Skills
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Patient Moving & Handling Certificate

Entry requirements

Applicants should have Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. These entry requirements may be waived in some instances, particularly to those with relevant experience. Applicants will be interviewed

Course Fees

€150 administration charge. Exam fees subject to exemption


The full QQI level 5 award facilitates entry on a competitive basis to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from relevant institutions.

Ms. Claire O'Shea

Course Coordinator

email: coshea@cco.ie


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+ 353 61 540211

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