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This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to be a registered paramedic. You will be equipped to meet the challenges of modern paramedic practice, enabling you to deal with unpredictable situations competently and confidently. You will learn potentially lifesaving procedures that will allow you to treat and stabilise patients at the scene of an accident or emergency.
Key areas of study include anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, law and ethics and management and leadership.
Please note, we are open for applications for September 2020 and April 2021. Applications are closed for April 2020.
|Upcoming start dates|
|27 April 2020|
|14 September 2020|
You will be taught by a highly-skilled and motivated team with both clinical and teaching expertise. Evidence-based practice is embedded within the course, which ensures you are taught the most current and up to date skills and knowledge. You will learn through a variety of methods including presentations, seminars, lectures, group work and problem-based learning.
You'll also undertake a wide range of practice placements throughout the North East to enhance your learning which may lead to further employment opportunities.
A strong professional identity and confidence to work with various professional groups is an essential part of the course.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent which should preferably include a health or science-related subject, excluding general studies. We also require at least 5 passes at GCSE grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. Science GCSE is not an essential entry requirement.
Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator.
Your completed application form will be reviewed by our Admissions Team to ensure that you have the required entry qualifications. If you meet these requirements, then your application will be individually assessed by the Admissions Tutor and if successful you will be shortlisted for interview.
You must have some experience of delivering care in a professional or voluntary capacity and have a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution. Evidence of the experience gained, understanding of the profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying a professional course must be explicit in your personal statement to be selected for interview.
All applicants must attend an interview as part of the selection process, which includes two group activities and an individual interview. Your values, problem solving and communication skills will be assessed.
We select students based on their knowledge, motivation, experience, values and behaviours, not just academic ability.
You need to demonstrate an ability to:
Medical assessments and disclosure of criminal convictions apply to all paramedic courses and are based on current HCPC requirements. Paramedics are registered health care professionals and the ability to practise safely, effectively and professionally is essential, so all applicants will be subjected to fitness to practise procedures.
This means you are required to complete two self-declaration forms, one about your health and the other about your conduct. If you are successful, you will also need to complete these self-declaration forms annually for the duration of the course. UK students are required to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
A Fitness to Practise information pack containing the relevant documents will be sent to you once you hold a conditional firm offer with us. These forms are then reviewed alongside your application, and you must meet both the academic and fitness to practise requirements before you will be given an unconditional offer. These checks enable us to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable for certain activities including the paramedic placements.
You must demonstrate that you are of good health, good character and can satisfactorily pass occupational health screening. The University will, taking into account current HCPC regulations, do all it can to accommodate the needs of candidates who declare a specific learning difficulty, long-term health condition or disability. Please refer to the HEOPS paramedic student standards.
We do not require applicants to hold a driver’s license and/or C1 entitlement on application, however obtaining this will assist with employment opportunities.
If English is not your first language, you need an overall IELTS score of 7, with at least 6.5 in each band.
The annual fee for this course is £9,250.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
If you currently serve (or have recently served) within the Armed Forces, then the Ministry of Defence's ELCAS scheme may be able to help cover your funding for this course. For more information, see our Funding for Armed Forces personnel page.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
Use our scholarships calculator to see what you may be entitled to.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a paramedic.
Typical starting salaries for paramedics in the NHS range from £21,000 to £26,000. Experienced paramedics who have achieved additional qualifications/skills can earn between £31,000 and £48,000. For those looking to seek exciting paramedic opportunities abroad, some salaries can be up to £100,000.
Career options are also available outside the NHS in out of hospital environments such as off-shore, remote medicine, armed forces or primary care.
To assist in preparing you for employment as a paramedic, this course:
You will undertake a range of practice placements to gain real-life experience and apply your learning to real-life situations which may lead to further employment opportunities.
Your placement may be in an ambulance department, care/residential home, patient transport service, accident and emergency or primary care setting.
Placements are subject to availability and can be anywhere in the North East, from Berwick to North Yorkshire. You will be expected to travel daily or stay in local accommodation for the duration of your placement. You will be responsible for any associated costs including travel and accommodation for the duration of your placements.
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