University of Brighton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
As a paramedic you will often be the first healthcare professional at the scene of incidents requiring pre-hospital care. Working in conditions which can be challenging and rapidly changing, you will assess a patient’s condition and make potentially lifesaving decisions about treatment and hospital transfer. Working as a paramedic offers many employment experiences in the UK and further afield. There are opportunities for you to undertake an international placement, and explore practice in a different environment and culture. Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council and endorsed by the College of Paramedics, this course gives you everything you need to become a paramedic. Graduates of this course are entitled to administer medication and perform certain surgical techniques. To ensure you can confidently apply theory to practice, you’ll spend 50% of your year on placement with the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and in other healthcare settings. You will also practise in our state of the art clinical skills and simulation suite and community flat. The recognition that patients come first in everything the NHS does, and the values of the NHS constitution – respect, dignity, compassion and working together for patients – are embedded in our curriculum.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course does not take applications from International applicants who require a Tier 4 visa.
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||Must include a Science or Social Science at Grade B..|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||In a Health or Science related subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits||Subject needs to be a Health Sciences, Nursing or Science.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||27 points||Must include three subjects at Higher Level, one to be a science subject.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4) with Access course – GCSE maths and English. with A-levels, BTEC or K101 – at least five GCSEs including maths, English and science.|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
This course is eligible for an NHS bursary. For details see: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/learning-support-fund/new-student-funding