About this courseThe academic skills for pre-hospital providers programme is designed to support prospective pre-hospital providers undertaking university based programmes or existing practitioners develop their academic skills in research methods and academic writing.This programme is designed to support learners in key skills such as critical appraisal and give learners an appreciation of the value of pre-hospital research. It will also support learners in report writing, abstract development and referencing.
This programme is delivered online, learners undertake 11 modules over an 11 week period.
This programme is delivered online via DX2’s Virtual Learning Platform. Learners undertake the modules in their own time and complete the required assessments. Learners will be supported by a mentor to to feedback on their performance.
Access, Transfer & Progression
This course is delivered in English as such an acceptable level of English to assimilate and relay the information in the course is required. For further information see our English Language policy.
This course is a prerequisite for those wishing to undertake the HCPC Paramedic programme.
Introduction to Academic Writing
Introductory Research Skills
Referencing & Bibliography
Research Questions & Abstracts
Writing Introductions & Conclusions
Report Writing IMRAD
Reflective Writing in Clinical Practice
On successful completion of this programme learners will receive a DX2 Certificate of Completion
Learners are required to complete an assignment on each of the learning modules on the programme which are graded continuously.
QQI Learner Information
QQI Information for Learners:
DX2 Training Solutions provides the following programmes that lead to Certification by Ireland’s national awarding body for further education – QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland).
- Training & Development
- Manual Handling Instruction
- People Handling Instruction
Each learner will receive a comprehensive set of course notes and will be provided with all additional course materials specific to their programme of study.
Learner Assessment Information
It is the responsibility of the Learner to complete the relevant assessment as per the guidelines provided. Learners will be provided with assessment information and schedule at the beginning of each programme.
Once learner evidence is submitted to DX2 Training Solutions it will be marked and graded in accordance with the standards for the award and in line with DX2 Training Solutions’ Quality Assurance agreement with QQI.
DX2 Training Solutions will investigate any form of assessment malpractice which could impact on the validity of the assessment.
Learners must sign that work submitted by them is their own work. If any evidence of plagiarism/assessment dishonesty is found, it will result in the disqualification of the learner.
DX2 Training Solutions provide reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of a learner who has additional needs that may prevent them completing an assessment in its original form. DX2 Training Solutions in specific circumstances will adapt assessment to remove possible barriers preventing a learner achievement of the award without altering the standard of the award.
The adaptation will amend the elements of the assessment technique or instrument which prevent a learner’s participation in the assessment. It will be used where the particular assessment technique(s) or instruments disadvantages the learner in assessment.
DX2 Training Solutions has put in place an Appeals Process. This process will enable the learner to appeal the assessment result.
Only approved results can be formally appealed by the learner. DX2 Training Solutions will inform the Learner of their approved result.
Learners must inform DX2 Training Solutions of their intention to appeal within two weeks of receiving their approved result using the designated appeals form provided.
The appeals procedure will involve a review of the Assessment Process for the specific learner concerned; including where appropriate the review of learner evidence and the assessment results. The examiner who evaluates a learner appeal will not be the examiner who made the original assessment decision.
The learner evidence reviewed at the appeal is the original evidence submitted by the learner, no amendments of new evidence will be taken into consideration during the appeals process.
The learner will be informed of the outcome of the Appeals Process within an agreed timescale.
Following the completion of the Appeal Process, the results for the learner(s) concerned will be forwarded to QQI as the final result and certificates will be issued to reflect the submitted result.
QQI Assessment Periods
DX2 Training Solutions results are submitted to QQI at the following Assessment Periods February, April, June, August and October.
The Fees for this programme are €495.
Flexible payment options available and finance is available through our finance partner Flexifi with repayments as little as €83.21 per month over a six month period. Find out more about Felxifi payments here
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As Director of Training & Quality Assurance Michelle is responsible for the management of our training quality assurance. With significant post graduate experience working within the Adult Education, Training and Disability sectors Michelle has an excellent understanding of inclusive education and training, lifelong learning & advocacy. Michelle is responsible for the development of our Quality Assurance systems which have been agreed with QQI, the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, FutureQuals and NAEMT. She has also developed several programmes from level 1 to 6 on the national framework of qualifications. Michelle holds a BSc (Hons) in Education and Training from DCU among other awards and is an Education subject matter expert.
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Dan is a qualified Advanced Paramedic & HCPC Paramedic with an MSc in Emergency Medical Science from UCD, a graduate diploma in emergency medical science from UCD, diploma in Emergency medical technology from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dip in Continuing Education and Training from NUI and working towards a graduate diploma in Medical Education with NUI Galway. Dan is also a PHECC tutor and examiner
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Terry holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Royal College of Surgeons, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland, a BSc in Paramedics studies from University of Limerick, an MSc in Emergency Medical Science form UCD and a graduate diploma in medical education at RCSI. Terry is also a PHECC facilitator