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.