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Course summary

This honours degree has been developed in collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service, and develops autonomous healthcare professionals with eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Paramedic. This four-year sandwich degree programme is unique in the UK by virtue of the salaried sandwich year with Yorkshire Ambulance Service. You will learn the fundamentals of paramedic theory and practice in both university and ambulance service teaching facilities. You will also gain learning experiences under the direct supervision of mentors in ambulance service clinical practice placements, as well as other selected clinical practice areas. The programme includes:

  • A paid sandwich year with the ambulance service providing a unique opportunity to gain work experience
  • Clinical placements with a wide range of healthcare providers
  • Innovative curriculum using problem-based learning
  • Clear focus on patient safety
  • Clear focus on managing the needs of aging populations, with taught content from leading dementia researchers
  • Extensive use of high fidelity simulation to develop core skills and behaviours
The role of the Paramedic The Paramedic is an essential part of the current and future NHS workforce. Paramedics have traditionally responded to 999 emergencies, but increasing demand for services has seen innovative ways of working across the emergency care system emerge, with Paramedics working in a range of environments. To cope with these demands, the Paramedic needs to manage an increasingly diverse range of situations. On this programme you will learn how to manage undifferentiated patients, take medical histories, perform physical examinations, request and interpret tests, diagnose injury and illness, provide appropriate treatment and management, and counsel on preventative healthcare. Our unique sandwich degree offers you the chance to gain valuable real-world clinical experience and develop specialisms, providing opportunities for accelerated career progression and diversity within the ambulance service.


Year 1 Introducing Paramedic Science (C) Paramedic Professional Practice 1 (C) Paramedic Professional Practice 2 (C) Year 2 Developing Paramedic Science (C) Paramedic Professional Practice 3 (C) Paramedic Professional Practice 4 (C) Year 3 Paramedic Professional Sandwich Year (C) Year 4 Integrating Paramedic Science and Practice (C) Adult Cardiology Examination and Assessment (O) Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making Skills (O) Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Acute and Long Term Conditions (O) Approaches to Dementia (O) Evidence Based Diabetes Care (O) Support for Learning in Practice (O)

Assessment method

During the first two years of the programme you will develop the essential clinical skills which are aligned to the role of 'Emergency Medical Technician II', including advanced driving techniques. At the end of year two of the programme you will apply to undertake a paid sandwich year, during which time you are employed by YAS in the role of 'Emergency Medical Technician II'. This will be a full time temporary contract and you will be paid in line with the agreed Agenda for Change (AFC) pay scales, according to Annexe U. This year is credit bearing and is a required element of the programme assessed on a pass/fail basis; however it does not contribute towards your degree classification. Assessment methodologies may include: 1. Written essay 2. Reflective Case study 3. Multiple Choice Question examination 4. Extended Matched Questions examination 5. Seminar or poster presentation 6. Practice skill competence, through Direct Observation of Procedures (DOPs) 7. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) 8. Written project report 9. Completion of a Dissertation 10. Completion of a portfolio of skills

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 short-listed candidates will be interviewed. Acceptance is subject to completion of a satisfactory medical and Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Applicants must demonstrate in their application that they have researched the course and profession. A full clean driving licence with at least provisional C1 prior to the start of the course. The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


All Applicants require a full, clean UK driving licence with at least provisional C1 entitlement at point of entry onto the programme. Licences with any endorsements will not be accepted. All students will be required to pass the C1 test by the end of academic year 2. Without this qualification they will be unable to progress further on thee programme. Applicants should be aware that it is their responsibility to maintain a full, clean UK driving licence throughout the duration of the programme and that failure to do so may prevent them from completing the sandwich year and therefore they may be unable to progress further on thee programme.

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 with no sub-test less than 6.5

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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
EU £22180* Year 1
International £22180* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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