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The National Ambulance Service College (NASC) provides a multitude of educational programmes  to Pre-hospital Care Providers and Practitioners, the Irish Coastguard, the Defence Forces, Gardai, Allied Health Care Professionals and members of Voluntary Organisations.  The range of education and training programmes is not limited but includes patient care programmes, leadership development, tutor development, major incident planning and preparation and driving.

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The range of educational programmes include patient care, leadership, tutor development, major incident management and driving.

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    BSc (Hons) Paramedic Studies - Practitioner Entry Bursary Fund 2021

    by Desmond Wade -

    BSc (Hons) Paramedic Studies - Practitioner Entry Bursary Fund 2021 

    What is the Bursary Fund? 

    The Bursary Fund was established in collaboration by the School of Medicine at UCC and the National Ambulance Service College. The purpose of the Fund is to encourage participation and success by students who are employed as paramedic practitioners within the National Ambulance Service. 

    What is the value of the Bursary? 

    Each student who is awarded the Bursary Fund will receive a bursary to the amount of €2,000 toward the first year fee of the undergraduate BSc (Hons) Paramedic Studies - Practitioner Entry programme. 

    The reduced fees payable for a successful bursary candidate shall be as follows: Year 1 €1000 plus capitation fee (currently €130) – Total for successful candidate €1130 Year 2 €3000 plus capitation fee (currently €130) – Total for successful candidate €3130 

    Who can apply for a Bursary? (Eligibility Criteria) Candidates must be registered paramedics or advanced paramedics employed by the National Ambulance Service and must meet the existing BSc Hons Paramedic Studies – Practitioner Entry entry requirements. 


    What is the process? 

    Applicants shall be forwarded a link to a sample assessment in preparation. 

    The assessment is a two-part process: Online examination & Personal Statement (Only candidates that achieve success in the online examination shall receive an invite to submit a personal statement). 


    Issue of sample quiz link 28.06.2021; 

    Online examination 05.07.2021; 

    Personal statement 14.07.2021; 

    Award of bursary 19.07.2021; 

    Complete UCC application 23.07.2021; 

    Commence course Sept 2021. 

    How do I get access to the sample link? 

    Simply visit and supply us with your contact details. 

    Deadline for applications is Friday 2nd July @ 12:00hrs