This full-time course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to practice as a Paramedic. On successful completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a paramedic. The course offers education and training in the rewarding, challenging and diverse role of a paramedic, teaching the essential emergency and urgent care skills that are needed for safe care delivery.
The programme is delivered in partnership with the West Midlands Ambulance Service who will provide you with experiential learning in the out-of-hospital unscheduled care environment. You will also have opportunities to develop skills in simulation and experience placements in the wider NHS. This course will prepare you for key aspects of the paramedic role including public interaction, contributions to all aspect of community and out-of-hospital care, and working in demanding conditions and challenging environments.
Values consistent with the NHS constitution will be sought from applicants at interview.
The course is designed to help you to develop the skills and attributes to meet the wide variety of circumstances a paramedic may face and is supported through a strong partnership with the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Theoretical underpinning is supported by experiential learning opportunities through clinical simulation and placements in the NHS. This course will prepare you for key aspects of the paramedic role including public interaction, contributions to all aspect of community and hospital care, and working in demanding conditions and challenging environments.
Upon successful completion of the award, you will be able to apply for registration as a paramedic with the HCPC. Registration opens up opportunities in NHS ambulance services, private ambulance services, and an increasing array of other healthcare environments.
Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a paramedic.
You must have
In addition, you will need to demonstrate a caring attitude and the values expected of a healthcare professional.
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
If English is not your first language, evidence of your proficiency must be dated within the last 2 years from IELTS level 7.0 with no element less than 6.5
Those meeting the above entry criteria and successfully shortlisted on their personal statement will be invited to a selection day that will include a numeracy test. Candidates must pass the numeracy test in order to pass the selection and receive an offer.
Candidates who successfully pass the numeracy test will be invited to participate in a values-based interview process later on in the selection day.
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The University will make reasonable adjustments for any candidate who has a disability recognised under the Equality Act, 2010 but we ask that you contact the University in advance to enable us to make adjustments.
You should bring along to your interview a passport or photo driving licence. You can bring other forms of ID to the interview but you will require a full set of ID for the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks. Please check the DBS website to ensure you have the correct identification.
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We operate a gathered field approach for applications received for this course to ensure fairness, and will therefore consider the results of interviews collectively. As a result (depending on interview dates) you will receive results from the interview (and if successful an offer of a place) in either mid-December 2018 or mid-February 2019.
Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Checks
Due to the professional nature of this course and the potential that this will include work with vulnerable adults and children you are also required to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check to provide evidence of good character. Students will not be able to commence placement until satisfactory occupational health and DBS checks have been completed, which must be completed prior to commencement of the programme. You will be expected to meet the costs associated with the DBS clearance process.
Health Screening (Declaration of Health)
All students accepted on to the course are required to pass an advanced occupational health screening. This will include the requirement to undergo any necessary blood tests and immunisations as part of a conditional offer. The cost of the health screening is covered by the University, except for any evidence from health or general practice services which is required (i.e. a letter from your GP).
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire prior to starting the course.
References & Personal Statement
Satisfactory references are a condition of the programme. This will normally be from your educational institution, work or voluntary experience. The University reserves the right to request an additional reference.
Applicants will also be required to provide a satisfactory personal statement. Health and social care is a vital role in the work of a paramedic and it is important that you are able to demonstrate this and your experience or attributes towards caring and compassion in your personal statement.
The University offers help and advice for personal statements and it can be found on our web site.
Voluntary or work experience
You must demonstrate that you have had some personal, voluntary or work experience in a customer care/health related field or situation. We would regard this as anything that involved attending or working with people or patients in need of caring services. It does not have to be full time but should demonstrate that you have had some exposure to this type of experience where you are able to demonstrate and/or develop your caring and compassionate aptitude towards those in need of care.
Please note we will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful on professional courses at other institutions of higher education’
This course is not available to international students who are living overseas. Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom.
Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.