University of West London

Paramedic Science (Pre-registration) University of West London Degree level: Undergraduate


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Do you have a healthcare profession undergraduate degree and want to become a paramedic? Then this is the course for you! Delivered in partnership with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, this will be one of the first pre-registration paramedic science courses at Masters level in the country.*

Paramedics are Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulated Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), who provide unscheduled care to people who have an urgent or emergency healthcare need out of the hospital environment. They assess, treat, manage, discharge and/or where appropriate refer service users across the lifespan, with almost any injury or illness (encompassing acute, chronic, and/or specialist services).

This exciting new course offered from November 2019 will enable you to become an autonomous practitioner who has the knowledge, skills and clinical expertise to deliver safe, effective and appropriate treatment to patients with urgent, emergency, and unscheduled healthcare requirements. This includes, management at the scene, or in-hospital of critically ill and injured patients.
Training to become a paramedic with UWL and the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, one of the busiest in the country, will give you a sense of satisfaction, as every day will be different and very rewarding.
Successful completion of this course provides eligibility to apply for HCPC registration as a Paramedic.

You will study 180 credits at academic level 7 over two years.

Year 1 Modules
• Applied Paramedic Science 20 credits
• Responding to Population Health and Well-being 20 credits
• Social, Health and Behavioural Sciences 20 credits
• Evaluating Evidence for Translation in Paramedic Practice 20 credits
• Paramedic Practice 1 10 credits

Year 2 Modules
• Holistic Assessment and Management of the Patient 20 credits
• Managing Safety and Complexity in the Paramedic Care Delivery 20 credits
• Critical Synthesis of Evidence for Paramedic Practice (Dissertation) 40 credits
• Paramedic Practice 2 10 credits

*This course is subject to approval by UWL and The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (course title, module titles and content may be subject to change).

Placements will be with both the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust and in a number of wider health and social care settings i.e.
o Residential care home, ward area, hospice
o GP surgery
o theatre, intensive care/high dependency
o Mental health environments
o Maternity and children’s services

Placements will follow clinical shift patterns including unsociable hours i.e. days, nights, weekends and bank holidays. You will not receive payment for your placement learning.

Successful completion of this course provides eligibility to apply for HCPC registration as a Paramedic. As a HCPC registered paramedic you can apply for a job in an Ambulance Trust, where the majority of Paramedics work.
Paramedics also work in range of different environments on gaining post-qualifying experience, for example:
• GP Surgeries
• Walk-in centres
• Minor injury units
• Helicopter emergency services
• Oil rigs
• Research units

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B950
Institution code W05
Campus name West London
Campus code B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

• Undergraduate degree class 2:2 or above in a healthcare profession i.e. nursing, midwifery, allied health profession. Applicants with a biological sciences undergraduate degree will be considered, if they are able to demonstrate experience in direct patient contact. This must be organised by the applicant prior to application.
• GCSE English Language and Maths grade 9 – 4 / A* - C OR equivalent (i.e. Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths).

For those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent with no less than 7.0 in each section at the time of application.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

The Department of Health requires all new Exposure Prone Procedures (EPP) workers, including students are tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. The consent, test and managed process of results will be carried out by our Occupational Health Provider.


Applicants for this course are required to pass an English and Mathematics assessment (online at home) and attend a values based interview (on campus) with an academic, clinical staff from the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, and a service user/carer (


• One satisfactory character reference from a person who has known the applicant for 3 years or more (cannot be a family member or friend).
• Applicants must have a full manual UK driving license (ideally with provisional C1 entitlement on application), with no history of a serious driving offence or more than 3 points. Applicants without C1 entitlement on application must achieve this during the course in order to be eligible for employment with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
• Applicants should be aware that due to the demands of this role, moving and handling will be required and progression criteria from year 1 to year 2, will include a fitness test.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,500 Year 1
England £6,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,500 Year 1
Scotland £6,500 Year 1
Wales £6,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs payable are as follows: • Textbooks • Stationary • Fines as a result of any overdue library books • Printing/photocopying • Travel to University and placement • Specialist footwear and equipment for placement • Membership of a union (optional but advised) • Translation of documents not written in English by a professional translator (i.e. documents used to support request for extenuation) • Attendance at graduation ceremony • Professional body membership on registration This list is not exhaustive and other costs may be incurred.

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