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Access to HE Paramedics

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Could you apply your knowledge of emergency medical treatment, under pressure, to save someone's life? If you're up to the challenge, this course is for you.

The Access to HE Paramedic Science course will help you access a degree in paramedic science or paramedic practice.

Paramedics have: 

  • excellent driving skills 
  • the ability to think and act quickly under pressure
  • practical skills and the ability to follow procedures 
  • excellent communication skills 

What I'll learn

Most paramedics work for NHS ambulance services. You'll deal with a range of situations, from minor wounds and substance misuse to serious injuries from fires and major road, rail and industrial accidents.
Your day-to-day tasks could include:

  • checking a patient's condition to decide what action to take
  • using electric shock equipment (a defibrillator) to resuscitate patients
  • carrying out surgical procedures like inserting a breathing tube
  • giving medicines and injections
  • dressing wounds and applying supports for broken bones
  • delivering babies
  • working closely with the police and fire services

You'll usually work 37.5 hours a week on shifts, including nights, weekends and bank holidays.
You'll wear a uniform including protective clothing. 
You'll work on an ambulance, or as a specialist you may work on your own, using a car, motorbike or bicycle
The job is physically and emotionally demanding.
 

 

How I'll be assessed

With around 3 years’ experience, you could become a team leader or a specialist paramedic or emergency care practitioner.
You could also move into operations management, education and training, research or human resources.
 

 

Entry Requirements

If you’re aged 19 or over, live in England and are thinking about further education or training, you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000 a year.


What are Advanced Learner Loans?
The government introduced Advanced Learner Loans to help adult learners manage the costs of further education and training in England.
These loans cover tuition fees for a range of Level 3 to Level 6 courses including:

  • A-levels.
  • General and vocational qualifications.
  • Access to Higher Education diplomas.

Advanced Learner Loans are only available for study at a training provider or college in England.
Previously these loans were known as 24+ Advanced Leaner Loans, but due to the age at which you’re eligible changing, the name was changed. So, if you couldn’t get a loan previously because you were too young, now you might be able to.

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.)

 Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.