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Course summary

On successful completion of this course students will be eligible to apply for professional registration with the HCPC. The course will run for 3 years full-time and will be based at our Lanarkshire Campus. About the programme This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills you require to be a registered paramedic. You will develop the confidence and compassion to deliver high quality emergency care in a range of settings. Theory and clinical simulation skills learnt at our state-of-the-art campus will be applied and integrated in practical settings. Practice based opportunities will be both within the Scottish Ambulance Service and in a range of associated health and social care settings. Opportunities to work with a team of healthcare professionals will develop an integrated approach to health and social care required for contemporary paramedic practice. The programme will integrate theory and practice-based learning. On successful completion students will be proficient to undertake the full scope of paramedic practice and be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC. The programme will be modular in structure combining classroom based face-to-face lectures, workshops and tutorials, simulated practice learning and Objective Clinical Skills Examination preparation, and online digital delivery. Topics will include clinical science, health psychology, public health, ethics, leadership, management and research.

How to apply

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Lanarkshire Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Year 1 SWAP with BBB in Access to Medicine; Access to Science; Access to Health and Sciences; Access to Nursing; Access to Life Sciences.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements



Criminal Conviction/PVG Required

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

TUITION FEE INFORMATION - SCOTTISH STUDENTS: This course is only open to Scottish domiciled students. Eligible Scottish domiciled students can usually apply to have their tuition fees paid for them each year of their studies by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you're not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS. You need to apply to SAAS each year of study to have your tuition fees paid directly to UWS. TUITION FEE INFORMATION - UK, IRISH & GIBRALTARIAN STUDENTS: This course is not open to students who are domiciled in / classified as a student from England, Wales, or Northern Ireland as well as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and the Republic of Ireland. TUITION FEE INFORMATION - INTERNATIONAL (NON-EU) & EU STUDENTS: This course is not open to non-EU, EEA, or EU students. This includes those from Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar, who are considered in the category above (same as UK (non-Scottish) students - see section above for more details). ADDITIONAL COSTS: The cost of attending university is an investment in your future career. In addition to tuition fees and living expenses, some courses involve extra costs such as consumable study materials, field trips, equipment and uniforms. You may also want to purchase some core texts and technology such as a new laptop etc. Some of these additional costs are optional, some, such as uniforms or safety equipment may be mandatory. Check the course entry on our website for more more information.
Paramedic Science at University of the West of Scotland - UCAS