EMT Grinds, Paramedic Grinds, AP Grinds

  • About this course

    The 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.
  • Course Duration

    This programme is delivered online, learners undertake modules in their own time and have six months from signup to complete the programme.

  • Delivery Mode

    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.

  • Course Modules

    Introduction to Academic Writing

    Introductory Research Skills

    Referencing & Bibliography

    Critical Appraisal

    Research Methodologies

    Research Findings

    Research Questions & Abstracts

    Writing Introductions & Conclusions

    Report Writing IMRAD

    Reflective Writing in Clinical Practice

    Academic Writing

  • Certification

    On successful completion of this programme learners will receive a DX2 Certificate of Completion

  • Assessment

    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

    Course Materials:

    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.

    Assessment malpractice 

     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.

    Reasonable accommodation

    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.

    Learner appeals 

    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.

  • Fees

    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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Our Faculty Supporting This Programme

Michelle Davern DX2 Training Solutions

Michelle Davern

Faculty Member
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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.
Dan Davern, Dan Davern

Dan Davern

Faculty Member
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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 and Dip in Continuing Education and Training from NUI.
Terry Dore DX2 Training Solutions

Terry Dore

Faculty Member
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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.