QQI Award, QQI, FETAC, Occupational first aid, fetac Occupational first aid. QQI occupational first aid, QQI Manual handling instructor, QQI manual handling instruction, manual handling instructor, QQI patient handling instructor, QQI person handling instructor, QQI Training and development

PHECC, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, Emergency medical technician, EMT, PHECC EMT

  • About this programme

    This programme is designed to support learners who wish to obtain a recognised training qualification and obtain a nomination for an Educational Award at assistant tutor or tutor level with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council.
    This programme involves learners completing our QQI level 6 course Training and Development (IM Course) and supervised teaching practice as per the requirements of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council teaching faculty framework.
    Prospective learners are requested to review in full the teaching faculty framework
  • Programme Duration

    This programme involves completion of QQI Level 6 Training & Development which is a blended learning programme, in addition to this significant self directed learner effort will be required and supervised teaching practice at NQEMT level as per availability in the DX2 calendar of events.

    The assistant tutor level is envisioned to be a development stage toward becoming a qualified tutor. The timescale to achieve the educational award should be between six and twelve months post certification instructional methods course and supervised teaching period.

  • 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.

    Learners must be a minimum of 18 years of age to attend this programme

    Learners must be registered on the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council register at practitioner level for a minimum of 3 years prior to nomination for an educational award.

    Learners must hold a current cardiac first response advanced instructor certificate

    Successful educational award holders at assistant tutor level may progress with additional study and supervised teaching practice to an award at tutor level.

  • Programme Modules

    QQI Level 6 Training & Development Special Purpose Award

    Supervised teaching practice and assessment – Assistant tutor

    Following successful completion of the didactic component of the assistant tutor programme, the student will undergo a period of supervised teaching practice at NQEMT level during which the student will design, deliver assess and evaluate a minimum of ten (10) complete teaching practice sessions and be assessed on each. This period may include a balance of didactic and experiential components of an NQEMT level course including in-service training.

    Evidence of the satisfactory completion of ten teaching practice sessions and the criteria 1-6 below is a qualification requirement. The evidence of assessments and the criteria 1 – 5 must be retained by the student assistant tutors in their education portfolio.

    1. The teaching development experience must cover cognitive psychomotor and affective sessions on the course. Each of the ten assessed teaching sessions delivered must be critiqued by an experienced tutor using a standard observation template or similar developed by the recognised institution for this purpose. The degree of ongoing supervision required (direct or indirect) will depend on the learning needs of the individual student assistant tutor.

    1. During this period the student assistant tutor must also demonstrate management of a syndicate, planning and managing scenarios and assessments, conducting tutorials and writing student reports.
    2. Each student assistant tutor will need to have cognisance of, and be able to, demonstrate competence in the subject matter of the NQEMT and responder level PHECC standards at and below the level at which they intend to teach.
    3. Assessment on teaching practice will be conducted by an experienced tutor and verified by a facilitator. The facilitator is required to observe at least 10% of the student assistant tutor’s teaching practice.
    4. A facilitator is required to assess the competence of every student assistant tutor against the standards required to qualify for the PHECC assistant tutor award. The domains of competence (listed in 1-3 above) are the basis of assessment; however the facilitator may modify this accordingly.
    5. An application is prepared and submitted to PHECC by a facilitator who verifies the evidence that the student assistant tutor has achieved the learning outcomes and is competent. See section: Making an application for an educational award.
  • Certification

    On successful completion of this programme learners will receive a QQI Level 6 award in training and development

    Upon successful completion of all elements of the programme the learner shall bye nominated by a facilitator for an Educational Award at the appropriate level.

  • Assessment

    Learners are required to complete an assignment, examination and skills demonstration as part of Training and Development.
    Skills Demonstration 60%
    Theory Examination 20%
    Assignment 20%

    In addition learners are required to compile an educational portfolio of lessons delivered as per the PHECC teaching faculty framework.

  • 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).

    • Occupational First Aid
    • Manual Handling Instruction
    • People Handling Instruction
    • Training & Development 

    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.

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Our Education Programme Facilitators

Michelle Davern DX2 Training Solutions

Michelle Davern BSc

Director of Training
Tel: +353 1 4427650

As Director of Training Michelle is responsible for the management of our training operation and customer relations. 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 (formerly FETAC) & the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council. 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 which can be viewed on her Linkedin profile. Michelle also manages the corporate social responsibility programme within DX2, organising fundraising and other events to support local charities and organisations.

Terry Dore DX2 Training Solutions

Terry Dore MSc BSc GDip NQEMT AP

Course Director NQEMT & Facilitator
+353 1 4427650

Terry has been on faculty with DX2 Training Solutions since 2010, he currently 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 is currently studying a graduate diploma in medical education at RCSI. Terry is a multi disciplined PHECC Facilitator delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of practitioner education programmes. Terry is also an emergency medical educator at The Graduate Entry Medical School at University of Limerick and course director for our NQEMT programme through DX2 Institute of Pre-Hospital Education.

Derek Fox MSc GDip NQEMT AP

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Derek has been a faculty member with DX2 Training Solutions since 2012, he currently holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Northeastern University in the USA, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland and an Msc in Emergency Medical Science. Derek is a multi disciplined facilitator delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of Paediatric Education for Pre-Hospital professionals and our Emergency First Response course. Derek is currently a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Examiner and facilitator.

Fergus Byrne DX2

Fergus Byrne Dip NQEMT P

+353 1 4427650

Fergus has been a faculty member with DX2 Training Solutions since 2012, he currently holds Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Northeastern University in the USA granting him Paramedic status here in Ireland. Ferugs is a multi disciplined facilitator delivering multiple courses across our suite, his instructor qualifications are visible on his Linkedin profile. Fergus also holds the educational award of Facilitator with the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and also serves as a PHECC Examiner.