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Course summary

Experience clinical scenarios and frontline service with emergency ambulance crews. Become a qualified paramedic on a degree taught primarily at St James’ in Manchester in collaboration with the North West Ambulance Service. Picture yourself on the scene of a serious incident. Are you holding your nerve and relying on extensive training and experience to deliver potentially life-saving treatment? You may have what it takes to be a paramedic. During our paramedic practice degree, you’ll learn how to become highly skilled in providing patients with the best possible care. Hone your critical thinking and decision-making skills that can make a difference in life-or-death situations. Learn the fundamentals of paramedic practice such as professional duty of care, patient diversity and legal frameworks. Alongside this, you’ll study how to recognise signs of deterioration that require timely intervention. Taught primarily at St James’, our Manchester city centre location, you’ll develop your confidence and apply your skills in clinical scenarios in our immersive skills and simulation suite. Experience front line service with emergency ambulance crews, taking advantage of extensive placements across the North West in both urgent/emergency care and wider health and social settings. By the time you complete your three-year programme you’ll have up to 60 weeks of hands-on experience under your belt. You’ll also be required to travel to the Ormskirk campus for a small number of taught sessions, assessments and learning opportunities throughout the three years of the programme.


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Assessment method

The assessment process includes written essays, case studies, written examinations, practical examinations (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations), student presentations and practice assessment documentation.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected].

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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