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Public & Emergency Services

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Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training

Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training
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Course overview

Course Code 5M4468
QQI Award Code 5M4468 Community Health Services
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

If your ambition is a career in the uniformed services, then Public & Emergency Services course is for you. You can prepare for careers in a challenging but highly rewarding environment. You’ll develop essential skills of physical fitness, leadership and teamwork. Our course also explores law and the legal system, Emergency Department Care Skills, Anatomy, Physiology and Biology. Regular visits are made to local emergency services.

What will you Study?

Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)
Communications (5N0690)
Anatomy & Physiology (5N0749)
Exercise & Fitness (5N2668)
Legal Practice & Procedures (5N1394)
Biology (5N2746)
Emergency Department Care Skills (5N4890)
Occupational First Aid (5N1207)








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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCHSX 5M4468

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Further Research

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Genetic Engineer   Haematologist  
Parliamentary Reporter   Diplomat  
Civil Service - Secretary General   Civil Service - Third Secretary  
Assistant - EU   Assistant Staff Officer - Planning  
Politician   Patent Examiner  
Interpreter EU - Conference    MEP  
Community Welfare Officer   Human Resources Assistant - EU  
Communication Officer - EU   Medical Secretary  
Emergency Medical Dispatcher   Hair & Scalp Specialist  
Ophthalmologist   Coroner  
Radiologist - Diagnostic    Surgeon - Oral  
Dentist - Periodontist   Genetic Technologist  
Herbalist   Oncologist  
Immunologist   Naturopath  
Neurologist   Optometrist  
Orthodontist   Orthoptist  
Clinical / Medical Technologist   Surgeon   
Perfusionist   Obstetrician / Gynaecologist  
Doctor / GP   Dentist - Oral Surgeon  
Laboratory Technician   Laboratory Manager  
Gastroenterologist   Forensic Pathologist  
Epidemiologist   Cytogenetic Technologist  
Osteopath   Neuroscientist  
Podiatrist / Chiropodist   Anaesthetist  
Psychiatrist   Radiologist - Radiation Therapist  
Audiologist   Health and Safety Inspector  
Cardiovascular Technician / Technologist   Embalmer  
Radiographer - Therapeutic   Physiologist - Clinical Measurement  
Dental Technician   Anatomical Pathology Technician  
Medical Laboratory Assistant   Radiographer - Diagnostic  
Nurse Practitioner - Advanced   Lactation Consultant  
Respiratory Technician   Physical Therapist  
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist   Nurse Tutor  
Acupuncturist   Children's Nurse   
Chiropractor   Theatre / Perioperative Nurse  
Speech & Language Therapist   Dental Nurse / Surgery Assistant  
Psychiatric / Mental Health Care Nurse   Physiotherapist  
Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician   Intellectual Disability Nurse   
General Nurse (RGN)   Nurse Midwife  
Dental Hygienist   Aromatherapist  
Health Educator / Promotion Officer   Prosthetist / Orthotist  
Spinologist   Nurses Aid / Healthcare Assistant  
Nurse Prescriber   Public Health Nurse  
Sports Scientist    Physiotherapist - Sports   
Medical Sales Representative    Pathologist  
Firefighter   Clinical Psychologist  
Occupational Therapist   Psychotherapist  
Social Worker   Environmental Health Officer  

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Medical & Healthcare
Civil & Public Service, Local Government, Politics & EU
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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