Paramedic Practice at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS

Course summary

This course no longer has vacancies for September 2023 entry for UK applicants and international applicants. Course overview: Our reputation for providing a high-quality, innovative paramedic education means that you gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to be eligible to register as a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council. This degree ensures that you have the depth of knowledge, skills and experiences to be a highly skilled autonomous practitioner able to confidently assess, prioritise, transfer, manage, treat, refer and discharge service users in the community. The course delivers an equal balance of theoretical and practical learning. As part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends. You are exposed to a unique range of practice placements comprising 54 weeks in total throughout the duration of the course. Please note 100% attendance is expected and monitored during this programme. Practice placements reinforce taught elements allowing you to apply theory within practice, gain valuable practical experience and prepare for the role of a modern paramedic. Within a practice setting you are supernumerary, ensuring maximum exposure to the role of the paramedic and patient care episodes. A qualified practice educator supports your learning and help you develop your knowledge and skills in practice. We have ongoing approval from the Health and Care Professions Council, a multi-professional regulator that sets the minimum standards of education and training proficiency for 16 separate professional groups including paramedics. This ensures successful graduates become competent, autonomous professionals prepared for the demands of 21st century out-of-hospital healthcare. You study at Teesside University's Middlesbrough campus. Placements are across the North East and Yorkshire and you should expect to sometimes travel to placements some distance from the University. Emergency care placements are hosted by ambulance trusts in the North East and Yorkshire and other areas, and community care placements can be in any trust across the North East and Yorkshire regions. You do not have to have a driving licence to apply for this programme but access to transport is essential to ensure you are able to attend clinical placements. After the course: Paramedics can be found in a wide variety of roles and organisations ranging from public bodies, such as the NHS, to more commercially-focused organisations outside the NHS. Paramedics can be found in emergency departments, urgent care centres, GP surgeries, helicopter emergency services, hazardous area response teams (HART), cruise liners, in the community as part of a medical team, in events companies, search and rescue, close protection and working for the government, and arm’s length bodies such as Atos. They are also found in research roles in education, teaching pre-registration paramedic programmes, as consultants leading the profession in organisations, and in lead allied health professional roles both locally and nationally. A large proportion of paramedics are employed by NHS ambulance services, voluntary organisations such as St John Ambulance or the British Red Cross, in traditional roles on ambulances, rapid response cars, or other specialist or advanced roles. If you choose to work for an NHS ambulance service they currently require a driving licence and that you meet the requirements of other Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency regulations. In addition to post-qualifying roles, the University also supports additional and enhanced qualifications to further your career in specialist, advanced and consultant roles through postgraduate qualifications such as PgC, PgDip, master’s and professional doctorate qualifications which may further enhance and develop your career in clinical leadership and management.


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Assessment method

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Professional bodies

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

  • Health and Care Professions Council

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the paramedic role. Successful interview, completed work-based risk assessment, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and satisfactory references required. Visit Teesside University's course page for detailed shortlisting and interview criteria.

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Paramedic Practice at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS