University of Huddersfield - Paramedic Science Degree Apprenticeship BSc Hons

University of Huddersfield

Paramedic Science Degree Apprenticeship BSc Hons

Continue your career within the ambulance service whilst studying to become a paramedic. This apprenticeship course has been designed to enable Associate Ambulance Practitioners to become paramedics. The course provides an ideal opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and professional attributes to practice effectively as a paramedic working within a complex and changing environment.

This course is currently open to existing Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff who have successfully completed the Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) programme. Holding the AAP qualification will enable you to commence your studies in Year 2 of the course. On successful completion of the programme, you’ll be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a paramedic.

The course provides the opportunity to develop:

  • Skilled clinical professionals who are able to assess and manage service users across an age spectrum, who are committed to collaboration in health and social care.
  • Resourceful and adaptable clinicians who are able to establish safe environments and incorporate the necessary practical skills.
  • Reflective practitioners who are committed to continuing professional development and life-long learning, with the ability to appraise and analyze research, understand evidenced-based practice and their role in enhancing future developments of paramedic practice.

Whilst undertaking the course, you’ll remain employed by Yorkshire Ambulance Service. The course will be split between work-based learning and off the job theoretical training delivered at the University. Off the job training will be delivered through a blended approach including lectures, seminars, group work, simulation and guided independent study. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who also helped to design the program. Work-based learning provides training through practice, where you’ll work as part of an emergency ambulance crew supported by a team of experienced paramedics. You’ll also undertake non-ambulance placements in a range of different clinical areas.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course Yorkshire Ambulance Service employees must:

  • Have Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) Level 4.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience accident and emergency experience.
  • Have Level 2 qualification in Functional skills in both Maths and English (or equivalent).
  • Be compliant with all trust Statutory and Mandatory training.
  • IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Career Prospects

Successful completion of the course and passing the End Point Assessment will provide the opportunity for learners to gain a BS (Hons) in Paramedic Science, and eligibility to apply for entry to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register.

The role of the paramedic and the areas in which they work have become increasingly varied within clinical, management, education and research areas. The course provides the gateway to the profession and many future opportunities within Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Course Details

Year 1

Introduction to Patient Assessment and Management
Law, Policy and Ethics for Paramedics
Non-technical Skills for Paramedics
Paramedic Care across the Lifespan
Work Based Learning 1

Year 2

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology
Emergency Care
Patient Assessment and Management
Research and Evidence Based Practice
Work Based Learning 2 (Degree Apprenticeship only)

Year 3

Evidence Based Practice and Improvement
Integrated Urgent Care
Minor Injury and Illness Care in the Community
Transition to Paramedic Practice
Work Based Learning 3

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