Birmingham City University

Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) Birmingham City University Degree level: Undergraduate

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The modern paramedic is a registered health care professional (HCP) who, on a daily basis, faces new challenges in a wide variety of situations. As the first point of contact in care provision for patients, a paramedic must show critically adaptive thinking, excellent communication skills and strong medical knowledge.

Through this Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) degree, you’ll gain the skills and awareness needed to effectively perform as part of a team and independently. You'll be taught at our £71 million City South Campus, complete with immersive classrooms, mock wards and simulation facilities to build your practical experience on campus, to get you ready for placement and employment.

Involving a combination of clinical placement and academic study, this three-year degree prepares you to practice as a paramedic and to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

How to apply

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

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Course code 7B23
Institution code B25
Campus name City South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus code E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points
A level BBB Must include one of Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology or Social Science at Grade B
A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.
subjects excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents

subjects excluded Not including Early Years
Access to HE Diploma Full Award (60 credits overall). Minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 including 30 at Merit or Distinction, of which a minimum of 24 must be in a Science or Health related subject and 15 at Level 2. Mathematics and English Language GCSE must be obtained prior to application.
Must be in a health-related pathway.
GCSE equivalencies only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent'
GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications must be achieved prior to application. GCSE science is not required for Access students.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
AS AA - EE A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma. Minimum 120 points required
Must include one of Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology or Social Science
subjects excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
Extended Project Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE 5 subjects at grade 4 or above Must include mathematics, English language and science subjects. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered. Must have been achieved at the point of application.

Acceptable equivalents:

- BTEC Level 2 Diploma - Science, Applied Science or Health and Social Care (in lieu of GCSE science)
- BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Science, Applied Science (in lieu of GCSE science)
- City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy
- Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 - Maths and English
- Key Skills level 2 - Application of Number and Communication
HNC (BTEC) Will be considered on an individual basis. Relevant subject.
HND (BTEC) Will be considered on an individual basis. Relevant subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points "Obtain a minimum of 28 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4
Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 120 UCAS Tariff Points"
For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted
For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above,
OR English Language Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 120 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).

Must include Health, Social or Science related subjects
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents
Acceptable with other qualifications to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents
Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents
Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents

Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
subjects excluded - Early Years
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents (excluding Early Years). Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents excluding Early Years.
Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCCC Achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCC. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Satisfactory Occupational Health clearance

Interview


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with no subtest below 6.5

Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 7, with no subtest below 6.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Birmingham City University
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