Liverpool John Moores University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The BSc Paramedic Science at Liverpool John Moores University gives you the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence required to become a registered paramedic. You will achieve the high standard expected of today’s health professionals, enabling you to work effectively at the frontline of patient care.
A wide range of quality placement opportunities
A programme delivered by HCPC registered paramedics
Supported in a multi professional learning environment
Excellent supervision and support in practice settings
- Evidenced based education and learning
Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
You will study a range of topics as you move through your three-year programme. This degree will fully prepare you for practice. You will be able to apply for registration with the HCPC and feel confident in yourself as a practitioner. By completing each of the modules from anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology through to leadership and research, you will benefit from modules that are current, topical and designed around today's evidence base.
Structure and Function of the Human Body
Foundations of Communication and Professionalism
Illness, Diagnosis & Treatment
Introduction to Clinical Skills
Perspectives of Health
Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness
Clinical Skills for the Developing Paramedic
Research Methodologies for Paramedics
Clinical Examination, Assessment and Decision Making
Advanced Clinical Skills
Promoting Professional Values
Applied Pharmacology for Paramedics
Managing the Critically Ill Patient
Practice Education for Paramedics
Enhanced Clinical Skills
Expanding Research in Paramedic Practice
Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change.
Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.
Your marks and feedback will be available within 15 working days of submitting a piece of work.
That’s because we believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to develop further.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Liverpool John Moores University|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||
Before they are approved for the programme, applicants will need both an Enhanced DBS and Occupational Health check. While the Occupational Health check is free of charge, applicants will need to cover the cost for the DBS check (£11).
We are looking for evidence of understanding the wider context of the role, as Paramedic practice involves working individually and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The aim is to provide care, treatment and support to people who have experienced unexpected health problems.
We want applicants to demonstrate their understanding and commitment to the profession, who will provide excellent care and treatment. We also require evidence of relevant experience in the field of health care. This may have been paid employment, voluntary or personal experience, but we will expect you to be able to communicate specific details of these caring opportunities.
Applicants should demonstrate a strong desire to continually develop and improve their skills as a student and ultimately as a registered paramedic. In addition, essential aspects are excellent communication skills, good time management skills, a willingness to work flexible shift patterns.
Applicants should demonstrate an ability to balance and combine academic study, clinical work and family/social life.
LJMU are able to offer direct entry to the second year of the programme under existing RP(E)L arrangement given the proven relevant experience and qualifications.
Please note: Due to the volume of applications, amendments will not be accepted once an application has been submitted; therefore applicants are advised to make sure each section is completed correctly prior to submission. Failure to confirm you hold a full manual driving licence on your personal statement will result in your application being unsuccessful.
What happens if you are shortlisted:
If shortlisted, you will be invited to a selection process consisting of an individual interview
If successful, in addition to any conditions, all offers will be subject to:
Satisfactory Medical Clearance/Examination. We will contact you direct to undertake this.
Satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check
We will contact you direct to undertake this and further information can be found at www.disclosure.gov.uk
You must hold a full UK manual driving licence and provisional/full C1 entitlement. In addition, applicants will have to follow Faculty procedures for declaring any convictions if successful after interview.
We do accept RP(E)L dependant on case
Important information about the programme:
There is an expectation that you will fully prepare for employment with the ambulance service over the three years of the programme. You will be expected as part of the programme to complete a series of assessments involving moving and handling techniques. The assessments will be ongoing, in practice and within the university. This is necessary to ensure that you have sufficient physical ability to cope with extreme work demands as and when these occur. The assessment will minimise the health risks or injury known to exist within low fitness groups when regularly engaged in hard physical work. The university will offer support through theory and practice in terms of techniques, skills and equipment to be used.
Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
Is general studies acceptable? Yes
AS Levels: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications, maximum of 20 points accepted.
Average A Level offer: BBC
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||
Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM in a relevant subject area is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken
|Access to HE Diploma||
Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Further information: Access programme must be in a relevant subject area. Points can be gained from a combination of passes, merits and distinctions
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||
International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Additional information: 112 UCAS points required
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||
Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects
FETAC acceptability: The following modules must be achieved at Distinction:
Anatomy and Physiology, Human Growth and Development, Introduction to Nursing
Prior to application applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science GCSE or an approved alternative qualification
• Key Skills Level 2
• NVQ Level 2 Functional skills
• Skills for Life Level 2
• Higher Diploma
• Functional skills level 2
• Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2
• Wales Essential Skills Level 2
All applicants are shortlisted based on qualifications (achieved and/or predicted) in the first instance. We will then check you have evidenced that you hold a full UK manual driving licence as part of your personal statement. If you meet the criteria in terms of qualifications and you have evidenced that you hold a full UK manual driving licence, we will then shortlist on the basis of your personal statement and reference. If you are invited to an interview you will need to produce your full manual driving licence. Following a successful interview you will need meet all the additional criteria above including evidence of holding a provisional C1 driving licence.
Failure to confirm you hold a full manual driving licence on your personal statement will result in your application being unsuccessful. Failure to meet any of the conditions above will result in your application being unsuccessful. Please note: The full C1 element on your licence is required at the point of employment with an Ambulance Trust, C1 training is not part of the paramedic programme at the university.
We accept Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) and Extended Project Stand Alone qualifications. We will also accept the new Cache Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care grade B or above, or in combination with other relevant qualifications.
Due to the volume of applications, amendments will not be accepted once an application has been submitted; therefore applicants are advised to make sure each section is completed correctly prior to submission.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Applicants are required to follow Faculty procedures for declaring any convictions before and after interview. We will contact you directly to arrange this.
We will contact you directly to arrange this.
Fees and funding
|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|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.