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Emergency Medical Technician (II) Extended Role  EMT(II) 
(348 Hours, Minimum Age 21yrs old)
The emergency medical technician - extended role (EMT-ER) course has been designed by experienced Advanced Paramedic Practitioners and State Registered Paramedic Tutors in order to raise standards for those working in the private and voluntary ambulance sectors in the UK. The course offers training in both theory and skills for private and voluntary ambulance organisations who require highly trained ambulance technicians with extended roles.  
Candidates must have completed the EMT(I) Course or equivelant prior to attendance on this course.
The course would be ideal for organisations such as private and voluntary ambulance services, steel works, fire services,  security and protection operatives and other organisations where provision of pre-hospital care over and above that provided by the standard HSE First Aid at Work Qualification is required. We are to provide training to private and voluntary ambulance services and providers as well as offering training course places to individuals who are either working for or who wish to work for private or voluntary ambulance service providers.



What is this course about?
The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Training Agency Emergency Medical Technician Extended Role Course is designed to equip candidates with the knowledge which shall enable them to use ambulance equipment, deal with casualties in various situations, and be able to work alone unsupervised to deliver treatment up to their level of training. You will have the knowledge to recognise when paramedic intervention should be requested.

The course will turn you into a valuable team member of your private ambulance organisation or voluntary ambulance service.



At the end of the course, you will have gained an increase your knowledge of anatomy and physiology that will enable you to have an understanding of what patients are experiencing, why they are experiencing this, and how you should treat them.



You will learn about the equipment carried on an ambulance and be trained to use it safely efficiently and effectively.



Ambulance technicians deal with medical emergencies, as well as complex non-emergency hospital admissions, discharges and transfers. They work as part of a rapid response unit, usually with support from an ambulance paramedic or emergency care assistant.



You could work for a private ambulance service or voluntary organisation or another response unit or event first aid provider.



With experience you may work as part of a major event provider as part of an ambulance crew.


As an ambulance technician (or emergency medical technician), you may be required to respond to accident and emergency calls, as well as a range of planned and unplanned non-

emergency cases. You would work closely with a paramedic to assess, diagnose and treat patients at the scene and during the journey to hospital. You may use life saving skills as part of your day-to-day work.



When required to respond to an emergency call, you may have little warning of the exact circumstances you are about to face. Situations could range from helping someone back into bed after a fall, to a major traffic collision with several casualties.








Once at the scene of an accident or emergency, your duties would include:


  • assessing the patients needs and taking a basic personal and medical history         
  • carrying out a risk assessment, identifying life and non-life threatening conditions
  • interpreting observations (weight, breathlessness, fatigue, oedema/fluid retention).
  • assessing a patient's condition
  • recording base line observations such as Pulse, Respirations, Blood Pressure
  • undertake  a basic ECG.
  • deciding on the appropriate course of action based on clinical need
  • making quick decisions about moving the patient
  • using advanced life support techniques, such as defibrillation to resuscitate patients
  • dressing wounds and applying splints.



You would also decide which type of pre-hospital emergency care was most suitable and carry out certain treatments, for example:


  • managing airways and supporting breathing     
  • oro  &  naso pharyngeal and I-GEL Airways
  • controlling bleeding whilst maintaining circulation with cardio pulmonary resuscitation
  • using semi-automatic defibrillators to cardiac arrest victims 
  • applying special splints and dressing wounds.
  • undertaking intra-muscular injections to  adminsiter life saving medications




You may be required to assist a State Registered Paramedic to:



  • carrying out certain surgical procedures, such as intubation (inserting a breathing tube into the throat)
  • using advanced airway devices to keep the airway open
  • using intravenous fluid therapy and drug therapy
  • administering medicines and giving injections



Your duties would also include making routine checks on your vehicle and cleaning, storing and checking ambulance equipment, cleaning equipment and your vehicle.



Throughout the working day you would need to keep in regular contact with your ambulance dispatch centre and keep them informed of your location, availability and capabilities, as you may be required to assist at an incident by the NHS Ambulance Service.




Course Entry Requirements:-



  • Be over 21 years of age.
  • Be in possession of a full and clean UK Driving Licence with C1
  • Candidates are  advised to hold a current Blue Light Driving Qualification (speak to our staff with  regards to this requirement)
  • Be in possession of a valid First Aid at Work Certificate
  • Hold a valid IPAT EMT(I) Course Certificate issued by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Training Agency  


  • Hold a current in-date EMT qualification (contact us for confirmation  of  eligability)
  • Be physically fit (able to carry a patient up and down a staircase in an emergency situation)


  • Candidates will be required to provide a CV evidencing previous training and experience.



Candidates should also:-

  • Have a good knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
  • Have experience working as an EMT.
  • Be of clean appearance.
  • be of good  character


Candidates will be required to obtain  the following manuals as these are essential reference manuals for the course

  • Ross   & Wilson  Anatomy & Physiology Manual
  • Ambulance Service Basic  Training Manual, IHCD 
  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Course Manual, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 




Course Duration:



The course consists of 360hours of training with a mix of self study and classroom work. This is achieved as follows:-


1. Pre-learning Self Study period of 240 Hours prior to the course. (Candidates shall receive

learning materials at least 6-weeks prior to the commencement of the course).   180 hours minimim pre-learning at stage 1.


2. A weekend at the training venue consisting of 36 Hours


3. A Further Self Study Period during the break away from the training centre studying the

pre-study and additional learning areas at your home loation.  This will  consist of a minimum  of 60 hours pre-learning.


4. Week 2 Consisting of a further 60 Hours at the Training Centre



Candidates will be required to undertake a CPR assessment, together with an anatomy and physiology assessment at the commencement of the course. on  the  initial  3 hour training period. The course shall be held over a minimum period of 10 weeks in as described above.






Candidates must attend all training sessions and successfully complete the course assessments in order to pass the course.



Level 4 FREC

Level 3 FPoS

EMT(II) Enhanced.




Course Cost


Course Cost:    £1,000.00 per candidate







Please note that the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Training Agency does not provide on-site accommodation. A list of local accommodation can be provided on request.


It is up to candidates to make the arrangements for their accommodation. However, we may be able to advise on local accommodation.



How to reserve a place on this course.



If you are interested in reserving a place on this course, please e-mail your details to the e-mail address below.



We will send you a booking form. On return of the booking form, we shall offer you a place on a course.



Contact Details for this course are:



Please state Ambulance Training in your subject column.



All training is undertaken under the direct suppervicion of State Registered Paramedic Training Staff.


All candidates shall be expected to perform to the required standars of behavious whilst enrolled at the training centre and shall be required to comply with the training centre's code of conduct.


Candidates who fail to comply with the training centre code of conduct shall be answerable to the disciplinary policy and procedure and may be dismissed from their course.


All of our training staff involved in this course are State Registered Paramedics and IHCD Ambulance Technicians who work within the NHS Ambulance Services. They are supported by other health professionals to ensure that your learning experience is of the highest calibre.


Closing Date for Courses


Where a course closing date is stated, No candidate may be accepted onto a course afrter 1200hrs of the closing date. This allows for pre-learning to be dispatched in time for pre-course study to take place.




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