Associate Ambulance Practice at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

We are seeking accreditation for this course to be a HTQ. This new, practice-based Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) has been specially developed by the University of Bedfordshire to give you the skills you need to follow a career as an associate ambulance practitioner, working as part of a primary emergency-care team. Associate ambulance practitioners (AAPs) respond to emergency-care calls - as well as non-urgent calls such as hospital transfers - allocated by the Ambulance Operations Centre. This includes driving and working in the rear of an ambulance as the responsible clinician. On this course, you can expect to experience all aspects of the AAP role. You learn to assess, treat and manage the needs of the people in your care, across a range of settings and situations. You study a range of topics taught by paramedic lecturers and other healthcare professionals such as nurses, operating department practitioners, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and social workers. So your learning benefits from the expert knowledge of those with real experience working in the health and social care sector. What is an HTQ? HTQs are a new qualification equivalent to a HNC or Higher Apprenticeship and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. This HTQ meets the occupational standards needed to work in the health and care sector. After successfully completing this course and your preceptorship (a final transition period when you are supported by an experienced practitioner), you receive a Level 4 Certificate in Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP). Why choose this course

  • It covers both theory and practice in both real and simulated environments, ensuring you qualify with the competence and confidence to hit the ground running
  • It is designed and delivered in partnership with local employers, offering a practice-led and competency–based curriculum based on the NHS Constitution
  • Our external partners and practice experts contribute to the course delivery, providing support, additional specialist knowledge and experience
  • Our health and care students benefit from a range of modern facilities and equipment including state-of-the-art simulation units
  • You learn a range of transferable skills including problem-solving; decision-making; having professional conversations; and presenting arguments
  • If you are already working within the health and care sector, the course is an ideal way to upskill or change direction to fill skills shortages and workforce gaps
  • Previous University of Bedfordshire students of ambulance-based courses have started work in the sector and many continue their studies to degree level and beyond in Paramedic Science or other health and social care courses

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Bedford Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



In addition applicants must have GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) in maths and English

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For information on the 2023 fees please refer to our website,
Associate Ambulance Practice at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS