About the course
Learn the skills needed to treat and stabilise patients at the scene of an accident or emergency in those crucial minutes when your knowledge and ability can be the difference between life and death.
This programme has been launched at the specific request of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to meet a critical local shortage of paramedics so the employment prospects for successful graduates are excellent. You will learn how best to deliver front-line patient care through a combination of classroom theory, online learning and clinical placements with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
Students learn to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and continuing professional development is encouraged from the outset. This highly relevant course is part of a national drive to make paramedics better qualified by making it a degree-only profession rather than the historic route in which paramedics worked their way up through the ranks of the ambulance service. All students must ensure they have the ability to reach their placement on the relevant date/time.
Successful graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as paramedics with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) which is required to work as a paramedic in the UK.
* What does ‘final validation pending’ mean?
We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any new courses or changes to courses go through a validation or re-validation process. ‘Final validation pending’ means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn’t received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466100 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.