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Course summary

Paramedics are at the frontline of patient care - working in dynamic environments and administering a range of often life-saving treatments to people suffering from traumatic injuries and/or medical problems.

  • 5th for Paramedic Science in the Guardian University Guide 2023.
  • Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) enabling you to register as a paramedic upon successful completion (additional requirements and costs may apply).
  • All eligible home students on this course can apply for a minimum payment from the Government of £5,000 per year, with additional payments for students incurring childcare costs*
  • .State-of-the-art teaching facilities including mock ambulance, high-tech manikins, hospital wards, critical care settings, community housing and other real-life environments relevant to practice*.
Key Course Benefits: Paramedics are often the first emergency service on the scene. They can administer a range of life-saving treatments and provide vital information to people suffering from traumatic injuries and/or medical problems. This course aims to prepare you for the challenges that come with providing emergency and urgent care to an ageing and diverse population in pre-hospital and out-of-hospital environments.
  • This course uses Coventry University’s ‘learning through exploration’ approach, where simulation and hands-on learning aim to develop your knowledge and understanding of the specialty. This includes the opportunity to use our full-size ambulance replica, with high-tech medical equipment and lifelike training manikins that simulate real patients with life-threatening conditions and various medical conditions.
  • Through a combination of university lecturers, our excellent simulation facilities and practice placements with regional ambulance trusts*, we aim to develop the skills and knowledge you require to provide safe and effective paramedic care in a range of settings. In addition to the medical knowledge needed to treat a patient, we also aim to develop your higher-level communication skills, teamworking, clinical reasoning and understanding of healthcare systems. We will introduce you to the international approach perspective of paramedic practice, examining different approaches to paramedic care from around the world.
  • Using scenario and simulation-based teaching techniques you should become an active participant in your own learning. This approach is designed to help you to put theory into context, with the chance to embed a deep understanding of paramedic science.
*For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website.


Year One In the first year of the course, you will have the opportunity to study the fundamental principles required for the delivery of effective paramedic practice, including the study of anatomy, pathophysiology and pharmacology. We will introduce you to the fundamentals of research, designed to best prepare you for your final dissertation at the end of your course. Your first year will include a placement with an ambulance service NHS trust partner (sourced by the university) where you will work alongside an ambulance crew responding to emergencies5. So that you are an active member of the ambulance crew, your first year will include modules that introduce you to the equipment you will have the opportunity to use, and the skills needed to operate it. Modules Concepts of Paramedic Knowledge and Professionalism - 20 credits Concepts of Paramedic Skills and Application - 20 credits Study Skills for Evidence-based Practice - 10 credits Concepts of Fundamental Paramedic Care in Context - 20 credits Health and Wellbeing in the Community - 20 credits The Foundations of Evidence-based Practice - 10 credits The Application of Fundamental Skills in Paramedic Practice - 20 credits Year Two The knowledge and skills that you should develop in year two are built on the foundations of your first year. The second year is designed to develop paramedic specific skills and to advance your understanding of paramedic practice. You will undertake further practice placement5, which aims to consolidate some of the theory and paramedic practice skills you should acquire over your second year of study working alongside a qualified paramedic mentor. Modules Developing Paramedic Knowledge and Professionalism - 20 credits The Application of Developing Skills in Paramedic Practice 1+2 - 40 credits Developing Applied Paramedic Practice: A Case-based Approach - 20 credits The Evolving Context of Paramedic Practice - 10 credits Developing Paramedic Skills and Application - 20 credits Developing Evidence-informed Practice - 10 credits Year Three In the final year of the course, you should be prepared to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements for potential registration with the HCPC as a paramedic upon successful completion (subject to additional costs and the requirements of the HCPC. Please visit the HCPC website for further information). You should take on an increasingly independent approach to your studies and should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to be an effective, autonomous paramedic, upon graduation. Modules Assessment and Management within Urgent and Complex Care - 30 credits Leadership and Management - 20 credits 'A difficult shift...’ Contemporary Paramedic Case Studies - 20 credits The Application of Advanced Skills in Paramedic Practice - 20 credits Transition to Autonomous Paramedic Practice - 10 credits Evidence-informed Project (Paramedics) - 20 credits Please visit our website for detailed module information.

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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