Emergency Care Services 5M4468
This programme provides learners with the foundation knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in the emergency services.
introduce you to the challenges and opportunities of working in emergency services. Careers such as Fire Officer, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician, Garda or Officer in the Defence Forces will be introduced to you and help you prepare for further study in this area.
- Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.
- Mature applicants welcome
- Garda Vetting
- Care Provision & Practice 5N2705
- Anatomy & Physiology 5N0749
- Infection Prevention & Control 5N3734
- Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
- Emergency Department Care Skills 5N4890
- Word Processing 5N1358
- Communications 5N0690
- Work Experience 5N1356
Emergency First Responder ( EFR ) incorporating Defibrillator Techniques by Irish Ambulance Training Institute (IATI) , a Pre- Hospital Emergency Care Course ( PHECC ) registered trainer PHECC [First Aid] may be taken as additional certification and will incur additional costs. Check with class teacher for details
Fire Safety Awareness Course
Students who successfully complete the course may gain entry to third level institutes and colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme. Graduates may also apply to HSE-Student Paramedic - National Ambulance Training College (subject to HSE eligibility criteria.) Former students have also progressed to paramedic degree courses in the UK and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses in Ireland. 3rd Level Progression options include:
For full details and further progression pathways please see
GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the needs of a diverse community of learners. We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning. Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.
This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.
At registration students will be requested to complete the necessary documentation in order to satisfy Garda Vetting before they commence Work Experience. GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party
Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.
Registration Fee €175
DES Programme Participation Contribution €200
First Aid Responder €100
Patient Moving & Manual Handling €50
QQI Certification Fee €50
IATI Emergency First Responder €350
Safe Pass Fee €70
These fees are subject to change. Please check with class teacher for details.
The course was a chance for me to mature, meet new people and broaden my opportunities. I received a student award from GRETB and also gained a full QQI Level 5 award. On completion of the course I was offered a place on the Paramedic Science degree at Anglia Ruskin University in the UK. I received training with the London Ambulance Service as part of my studies and after three years study and further job experience I hope to return home to apply for jobs as a fully qualified paramedic. My dream has been realised because I studied to GTI.