Paramedics are key members of the 21st-century NHS and have a dynamic and challenging role requiring diverse skills and expertise. These two programmes have been developed in partnership with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (for Avery Hill) and the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (for Medway). They meet the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council, the body that regulates the profession.
The programmes appeal to a variety of individuals with varied employment and academic backgrounds, ages and experiences. You should appreciate that quality and standards are crucial to the development of the paramedic profession. You should also wish to gain a qualification that is both academic and vocational.
Candidates are required to attend for interview and a literacy and numeracy test must also be passed. Criminal Records Bureau, Independent Safeguarding Agency registration and occupational health screening apply. Candidates must also have a full clean manual UK driving licence. Candidates will also be required to obtain category C1 on their driving licence by 1 September of the year of entry.
The aims of the programme are:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Applicants should have:
280 UCAS points
FROM 3 A-levels OR BTEC National Diploma
PLUS at least 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English, mathematics and a science) or equivalent qualifications
OR an approved Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits, 45 of which must be at level 3 with the remaining 15 at either level 2 or 3 with mathematics and English to at least level 2. A minimum of 30 of the level 3 credits must be at Merit or Distinction level.
• Applicants should check the full entry requirement details found on the paramedic science programme page on the online prospectus.
No work experience is required.
Opportunities exist for Paramedics to undertake specialist roles/secondments e.g. Helicopter emergency medical services or motorcycle response units.
The career framework for the profession provides for paramedics to further develop academically and vocationally onto, Specialist, Advanced and Consultant Paramedics, with some Trust offering Clinical Director of Service positions.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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