Associate Ambulance Practice at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

This practice-based Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) has been specially developed to give you the skills to follow a career as an associate ambulance practitioner (AAP). An AAP works as part of a primary emergency-care team; the role includes driving and working in the rear of an ambulance as the responsible clinician. On the course, you experience all aspects of the AAP role, learning to assess, treat and manage the needs of people in your care across a range of situations. Course Accreditation/Industry Endorsement

  • This Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) is approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, and meets the occupational standards needed to work in the health and care sector. After successfully completing the 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).
Facilities and Specialist Equipment
  • Fully immersive simulation units with medical equipment and environments to prepare students for different scenarios in a supportive environment.
  • Simulation settings include assisted living space; industrial space with scaffolding; hoarder’s room; nightclub area; social deprivation room (drug den); a standard lounge and cluttered bedroom; and space imitating a car park.
  • Two clinical-training ambulances to develop skills in realistic scenarios.
  • High-quality teaching spaces; informal learning spaces; and lecture theatres.
Partnerships and Collaborations
  • The course has been designed and delivered in partnership with local health and social-care employers, who have shaped the curriculum to be practice-led and based on the NHS constitution.
Your Student Experience
  • The course is taught by paramedic lecturers and other healthcare professionals such as nurses, operating department practitioners, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and social workers.
  • It covers theory and practice in both real and simulated environments, ensuring you qualify with the competence and confidence to hit the ground running.
  • Our external partners and practice experts contribute to the course delivery, providing support, additional specialist knowledge and experience.
-Our Bedford campus is a small, thriving academic community where academic staff get to know you well.
  • Our professional courses have small cohorts so you are able to build safe, supportive relationships with other students and your academic team.
  • On successful completion of the course, you can progress to a top-up course in a related subject, such as Paramedic Science, leading to a full degree and registration with the regulatory body for your chosen profession.

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

How to apply

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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

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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 .

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Associate Ambulance Practice at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS