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T +353 1 409 8113

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Ciarán Curran +353 87 177 6162
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UK Ambulance Practitioner and Paramedic Programme (AAP)


Irish EMT Up-skill to UK AAP

Book your place on the UK Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) course today.

The Situation in Ireland

There has long been a high level of demand for publicly accessible paramedic training in Ireland. No privately owned PHECC recognised training institute has yet been in a position to provide paramedic level training and no publicly funded PHECC recognised training institute is currently offering this level of training to members of the public.

The demand is high among responders and practitioners to further their education and increase the level of their qualification. Demand is also high amongst the private ambulance service providers for the paramedics .

ESTI in conjunction with NEMC (National Emergency Medical Control) now offer options of further learning at higher levels which will lead to actual frontline employment opportunities.

ESTI, in partnership with NEMC an Irish owned training site for Qualsafe (a UK regulatory and awarding body for PreHospital awards in the UK and is one of the largest Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisations in the UK), has commenced enrolment on the most complete and publicly accessible EMT to AAP programme to be available in Ireland to date!

More detailed course information is available from info@esti.ie. However, please note the following information:

Entry criteria EMT – UK AAP COURSE:

    • Completion of Irish EMT course
    • Passport, valid and in-date

Course Duration:

  • 20 days – 160 hours of contact teaching

  • 750 Clinical placement hours

  • Total Qualification Time: 910hrs

Price: €3,500

NEMC (National Emergency Medical Control) is the first Recognised Institute in Ireland to provide a regulated and certified upskill for PHECC Emergency Medical Technicians to Associate Ambulance Practitioner. This course was designed specifically for NEMC, to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to our students and enable them to operate as a lead clinician on a front line ambulance in the UK.

Student must provide NEMC with their EMT Qualification issued by PHECC and a copy of a current PHECC EMT licence to participate on this course.

To complete this course, the 160 hours of contact teaching and a Learner Workbook must be completed, also practical assessments and an invigilated exam must be passed. Upon completion of this course and certification in the L3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (CERAD), you will be allocated to an ambulance provider within the UK to complete your clinical placement hours. Once allocated to a provider in the UK your Clinical Placement hours and accommodation will be paid.

Within this course students will cover:

  • Health Safety & Welfare

  • Equality, Diversity & Human Right

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Infection Prevention & Control

  • Safeguarding Adults & Children

  • Information Governance and Data Security

  • Moving & Handling people and loads

  • Systems of the body

  • Scope of Personnel & Professional practice in healthcare

  • Fundamentals of Operational working in Pre-Hospital

  • Fundamentals of Patient Assessment & Examination

  • Stepwise Airway Management

  • Resuscitation in the Emergency & Urgent Care environment

  • Management of Disease & Illness

  • Fundamentals of Trauma

  • Administration of Medical Gases & Medication

  • Mental Health Disorders

  • Supporting patients with dementia

  • Paediatric Considerations

  • Assessment & Management of Obstetrics

  • Supporting people with learning disabilities

  • End of Life Care

  • Vehicle Familiarisation

A brochure can be emailed upon request or

info@esti.ie for more info or 00353 1 4098113

After course options:

  • Options for further study to Paramedic Degree and working in UK as AAP frontline with NHS
  • There are careers available world wide UK trained Practitioners

These courses are for the determined, focused and hard working student. Progression to each phase will only be allowed upon successful completion of the previous phase.
If you are interested in these courses, keep an eye on this website, follow us Twitter, or ‘Like’ us on Facebook for further updates.

**** This PROGRAMME STARTED ON 11 MAY 2016. All of the successful students from this course are currently working as Paramedics in the UK with London Ambulance Service and USA with various agencies.
**** The next EMT to AAP COURSE STARTS IN 2023.

Please e-mail info@esti.ie to book a place on a course or if you require more information ****


Please complete the Course Registration Forms below and a member of our team will be in touch.

Discounts are available on many of our courses to members of the emergency services and voluntary services. Valid ID will be requested, This is not a phecc recognised course. This is US qualification which may result in US or international employment. If you intend to return to Ireland with this qualification you should look at http://www.phecit.ie/PHECC/The_register/Recognition_of_qualifications/PHECC/The_Register/Recognition_of_qualifications/Recognition_of_qualifications.aspx?Hkey=13bb4b8e-aee0-4260-9344-5618288d2dda