About the course
Could you regularly make a difference in people’s lives? Are you a caring effective communicator who keeps calm under pressure? Would you thrive in challenging environments and enjoy variety where no two days are ever the same? This course will provide you with the skills and expertise to become a paramedic and provide care to those who need it most on the front line.
- Designed and written by qualified paramedics, you’ll be taught by an experienced team of paramedic lecturers and practitioners who are all currently working in practice.
- Our future-proof modules provide the opportunity for you to receive the latest and most contemporary paramedic skills and concepts.
- Through your practice placements, you’ll benefit from our established and strong relationship with the local Ambulance Trust.
- The course will be responsive to local, regional and national changes, in order to provide you with the most comprehensive skills and knowledge.
- Your teaching will include guest lectures delivered by a comprehensive multidisciplinary network of healthcare professions, providing the opportunity for you to learn from their expertise.
Paramedics are Allied Health Professionals who assess, treat, manage, refer and discharge patients who require acute, chronic or specialist services across urgent and emergency care environments.
Our three year course provides theoretical, practical and placement learning opportunities across a range of practice environments. This approach will provide you with the knowledge, skills and expertise to respond to a diverse range of patients across a variety of settings.
This course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS). Upon successful completion you'll be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC and practice as a Newly Qualified Paramedic (NQP).
The role of the paramedic and the areas in which they work have become increasingly varied within clinical, management, education and research areas. Careers opportunities for paramedics could involve:
- Ambulance crew, solo responder roles, specialist paramedic and advanced paramedic roles with NHS ambulance trusts.
- Operational and clinical management and leadership roles.
- Emergency operations centre roles and telephone triage systems, including NHS 111.
- Hazardous area response teams, special operations response teams and helicopter emergency medical services.
- Roles within emergency departments within NHS acute trusts.
- NHS primary and secondary care roles within urgent care centres, mental health, community settings and GP surgeries.
- NHS services such as NHS England, Health Education England, NHS Digital and local authority.
- Higher education and research roles.