This three year full time course will provide you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to become a competent and confident paramedic who provides safe person centred care. You will learn these knowledge and skills in supportive environments within the university during lectures, seminar and tutorials. You will also develop knowledge and skills through simulated learning in clinical skills rooms, a simulated ambulance learning environment and practice-based learning across a range of community, hospital and ambulance based services. Throughout your course you will be supported by staff in the university and practice based learning settings to develop your ability to provide person centred care to people across all age ranges and levels of ability. You will gain experience working with people who have long term health conditions, people with acute medical and surgical health conditions and people with trauma related conditions. Through these learning experiences in university and practice-based settings you will develop the necessary knowledge, skills and professional behaviour to assess, plan, implement and evaluate competent, safe person centred care. This course will prepare you to work as a paramedic across a growing range of health and social settings. Applicants for this course will need to meet the health and character requirements noted under 'Additional Entry Requirements'. This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council
How to apply
This course has restrictions on who can apply.
Ulster University cannot accept applicants from England, Scotland or Wales for this course due to Department of Health Northern Ireland regulations.
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Successful applicants will be asked to complete a health declaration form which will be screened by our Occupational Health department. They will confirm your medical fitness to undertake the course. You may be required to undertake a vaccination programme. You will be liable for the cost of both the health screening and vaccinations.
The UCAS Personal Statement will be reviewed and assessed by the academic course team and applicants are shortlisted for interview based on the personal statement. Interviews are face-to-face in March 2024 at our Derry Londonderry campus. Interview scores are ranked and offers will then be made based on this score
Successful applicants on this course will be engaged in 'regulated activity' involving children or adults who may be vulnerable. Therefore, there is a compulsory, legal requirement to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from AccessNI. The cost for this is payable by the applicant and is currently £33. More information on Enhanced Disclosures may be accessed by www.accessni.gov.uk
English language requirements
English language requirements for international applicants The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS overall score of 7.0 with minimum 6.5 in the writing section and 7.0 in the reading, listening and speaking sections. OR OET Certificate confirming minimum C+ grade in writing and a minimum B grade in reading, listening and speaking sections. Additional Requirments for International Applicants: All applicants are subject to: •Skype Interview •Satisfactory Police check from your country of residence, see here for further information •Satisfactory health screening
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4750||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£4750||Year 1|
Additional fee information
The fees for this course are funded by the Department of Health (Northern Ireland).