Developed with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust, BSc(Hons) Paramedic Science is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), so you can register to work as a paramedic once you’ve graduated. Work-based training in the emergency ambulance service and acute hospital trusts is built-in, and simulation and role-play in specialist onsite facilities help to build your skills and prepare you for working in the field. Explore the theory of paramedic practice and the subjects that underpin it, working with highly supportive academics who are all registered paramedics. Develop the interpersonal skills, problem-solving and decision-making skills you’ll need to deliver safe and effective patient care. Spend half your time on placements in the NHS ambulance service and acute hospitals, learning from paramedics and other healthcare professionals and you’ll have a named mentor to guide you through your three years as a student. Spend time on placement with the hazardous area response team (HART) and train with student nurses and trainee fire-fighters to build your inter-professional skills. Paramedics are in demand across the UK and there are exciting career options in both emergency and urgent care teams. After gaining experience, you could specialise further, and become a paramedic practitioner or critical care paramedic.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Health and Care Professions Council
- Paramedics, College of
How to apply
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Examples of subjects that meet the science/social science requirement for this course: Biology, Chemistry, Health and Social Care, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Applied Science, Sociology, Sport and Physical Education, Sports Studies. We require evidence of recent assessed academic study or work experience within the last three years. We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 does not apply and all convictions, including those which are spent, must be disclosed. This is in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. If you are offered a place, you must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form. All information will be treated in confidence and only taken into account when absolutely necessary.
You must be in good health and up-to-date with all routine immunisations that are required for working in health and social care settings. If you are offered a place on this course, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and must be prepared to undergo a medical examination. You will also be required to confirm your status in respect of a number of infectious diseases (tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, varicella, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV antibodies) and be prepared to have all required vaccinations. Please note that the list of required vaccinations may change, in response to advice from the Department of Health. If your vaccinations are not up-to-date, this will affect your ability to continue on your course. If you have any concerns with regards to vaccinations please raise this at the point of application.
If shortlisted, you will be invited to a selection event where you will undertake a number of scenario stations where you will answer questions related to your values, experience, interpersonal skills, care and compassion. On successful completion of all these criteria, you will be offered a place.
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Fees and funding
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