Pre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance Course - Dublin
This course is currently closed to new applications.
Due to unprecedented demand for places for September 2020, applications to this course are currently closed.
BFEI would recommend one of the following, or any of our other available courses, as a suitable alternative.
- PRE-GARDA STUDIES
- SPORTS INJURIES AND SOFT TISSUE MASSAGE THERAPY
- NUTRITION, HEALTH AND WELLBEING
- OVER THE COUNTER PHARMACY ASSISTANT
- HOLISTIC THERAPIES
Early application is recommended as interest in many of our courses is extremely high.
At BFEI, located in Blackrock village, Co.Dublin we offer a one year QQI Level 5 Pre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance course.
Can you see yourself as a Fire Officer, Paramedic, Garda, or Officer in the Defence Forces? Are you calm, work well under pressure and have a desire to help people? Do you want to work in a caring environment? Are you currently a member of the many volunteer organisations and enjoy the experience? Or would you like to progress to study for a degree? Yes? Then an exciting and challenging career in the Emergency Services may be for you. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to embark on a career in this field. You will learn Occupational First Aid and Anatomy & Physiology. You will also be offered optional training in Emergency First Responder (EFR) and in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
There are careers in the public service for fire and ambulance personnel (www.publicjobs.ie). There are also employment opportunities with private ambulance and event support companies. The qualifications gained on completion of this course are internationally recognised.
Graduates are pursuing careers in a range of areas including:
- The Public Sector - HSE Ambulance Service & Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service*
- Private Ambulance Services
- Dublin Airport Fire Service
- London Ambulance Service NHS
- Care/Nursing Homes
* The HSE recognise the BFEI Level 5 course as the equivalent of 2 years full-time Ambulance Service experience at EMT level
Companies who have hired BFEI graduates include: