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Emergency Care Studies (Community Health Services) (EMT)|FREE*

-Created 23-02-2022

Healthcare | Nursing | Community Health Services

location Denny Street

Course Title:   Emergency Care Studies (Community Health Services) (EMT)|FREE*
Course Category:   Healthcare | Nursing | Community Health Services
Duration:   39 weeks
Entry Requirements
• Applicants must be 16+ years of age on entry to the course.
• Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA or QQI Level 4 Major Award.
• Mature applicant route available for applicants aged 23+.
• Competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or Higher).
• Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland.
• Must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
• Garda vetting is a requirement for this programme and participation is subject to a satisfactory outcome of the Garda vetting process.
Course Content
• Anatomy & Physiology (5N0749)
• Care of Older Person (5N2706)
• Communications (5N0690)
• Emergency Department Care Skills (5N4890)
• Human Growth and Development (5N1279)
• Infection Prevention & Control (5N3734)
• Nursing Theory and Practice (5N4325)
• Work Experience (5N1356)
This course will assist those who plan on working in either the ambulance or fire service. Learners who successfully complete the course will gain essential knowledge and skills in areas relevant to these careers.


• Higher Education opportunities may include: – BSc. Paramedic Training with Emergency Services Training Institute (PPHECC Accredited) – BSc. Paramedic University of Limerick – Paramedic Science in many UK Universities.
• This course will assist those who plan to progress to education and training to work in either the Ambulance or Fire Service.
Learning Outcomes
What are the employment opportunities?

The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and competence to work under supervision in a range of community health service settings or to progress to further and/or higher education and training.

What are the progression opportunities?

If you complete a QQI major award with Kerry College, you may use your results to progress to third level (University, Technological University or Institute of Technology). You should check individual university websites for specific entry criteria for courses.

There is a separate section on the CAO application for applying using your QQI results from Kerry College in the same way you use your Leaving Certificate results. You may also apply under the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available each year.
Time table
Full Time
Awarding Body
Awarding Body:   QQI Level 5 Major Award Certificate in Community Health Services (5M4468)
Start Date
Start Date:   05/09/2022
Course provider information
Contact person:   Kerry College of Further Education and Training
Course Email:
Contact:   066 7149696
Institute:   Kerry College of Further Education and Training
Location:   Denny Street

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