A new course in Pre-Paramedic Studies is now available in Portlaoise Institute with applications now open – and the course set to start in September.
On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills.
Portlaoise Institute, which is part of the Laois-Offaly Education Training Board (LOETB), generally have about 300 students and run around 16 3rd level courses every year.
The new pre-paramedic course aims to give students the opportunity to gain employment with the HSE, private agencies or nursing homes in the Healthcare sector.
It will also enable students to explore whether the pre-hospital care field is a suitable area for them, while gaining essential life skills in a structured programme.
Students may also progress to further study through the Higher Education Links Scheme both in Ireland and the UK in Healthcare, Paramedic or Nursing.
- First Aid Response
- Cardiac First Response
- Patient & Manual Handling
Programme of Study
- Care Support
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Customer Service
- Work Experience
- Emergency Department Care Skills
- Care Skills
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Human Growth and Development
- Nursing Theory & Practice
- First Aid Response
It is desirable that students should be of Leaving Certificate Standard or have achieved an Applied Leaving Certificate with Distinction. Portlaoise Institute welcomes applications from mature students. Mature students are assessed on their merits and do not require the above qualifications.
All students are required to complete an assessment before commencing a Further Education course in Portlaoise Institute. This assessment confirms if the student has the required level of English and Maths (if applicable) to complete a Level 5 course.
On successful completion of the Health Service Skills course students may seek employment with the HSE, private agencies or nursing homes in the Healthcare sector.
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Portlaoise Institute also provides professional certification in fields such as beauty therapy, hairdressing, business studies, computer science, design, health and humanities and sports and recreation.
They recently launched their new website which can be viewed here.
Applications are now open for all courses now at www.portlaoiseinstitute.ie.