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Emergency Care Personnel

Course Code(s):  5M4349 ECPX
QQI Award Code:  5M4349 Nursing Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Limerick College of Further Education

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Course overview

Course Code 5M4349 ECPX
QQI Award Code 5M4349 Nursing Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 1 year, full time programme is aimed at those who wish to progress on to paramedics, either in the Fire or Ambulance Services. Learners who successfully complete this programme will gain essential knowledge and skills in areas relevant to these careers and it is envisaged that this programme will improve the chances of recruitment in either the Fire or Ambulance Service. This programme is also suitable for adults seeking qualifications to return to the workforce, as Nursing Studies, Level 5, is included in this programme.

What will you Study?

This 1 year, full-time programme is an introduction to those who wish to progress on to paramedics, either in the Fire or Ambulance Services. Learners who successfully complete this programme will gain essential knowledge and skills in areas relevant to these careers.
This programme will improve the chances of recruitment in either the Fire or Ambulance Service.
This programme is also suitable for adults seeking qualifications to return to the workforce, as Nursing Studies, Level 5, is included in this programme.
Typical Modules; Anatomy & Phsyiology, Word Processing, Safety & Health at Work, Nursing Theory & Practice, Occupational First Aid, Human Growth & Development, Care Skills or Care Provision & Practice Communications, Work Experience.
Anatomy and Physiology
Word Processing 5N1358
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Care Skills 5N2270
Care Provision and Practice 5N2705
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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DCHSN 5M4349

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