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
- Opportunity to apply for Erasmus+ work placement
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 (subject to CAO criteria) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses.
3rd Level Progression options include:
Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Galway
University of Galway
GY261 Business Studies in International Hotel Management - Interview - Shannon Campus
Technological University Shannon (TUS) Athlone
AL734 Pharmaceutical Sciences - Drug Development & Analysis - Maths requirement
AL837 Sports Science with Exercise Physiology - Maths Requirement
AL841 Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy - Maths Requirement
AL843 Physical Activity and Health Science - Maths Requirement
Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Sligo
SG530 Health and Medical Information Science - Online - Maths Requirement
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 Charge €175
- Emergency First Responder €400 This course is taught by Lifeline Education a Pre- Hospital Emergency Care Course ( PHECC ) registered trainer
This fee is 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.