On successful completion of the course, you are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Our students are placed in a range of placements providing exposure to different emergency care settings, which are in-hospital, out of hospital based, and closely follow examples offered by the College of Paramedics (CoP) in their curriculum guidance. Students are regularly in placement with the ambulance service.
You will be supported in your studies and placements by a named personal tutor and by clinical mentors. Clinical mentors can be from a range of different health care professions. Importantly these mentors will have been made aware of their assessment process and requirements and together with their mentors; you will be able to negotiate learning contracts to ensure you are able to work towards gaining the appropriate skills and knowledge for your development. In addition to the core areas, an elective placement experience can be gained within the third year.
Driving capability (and a progression of emergency driving skills) is not a component covered by the course as it is not a pre-requisite for HCPC registration. However it is acknowledged that for some employers, such as NHS Ambulance Service Trusts, the ability to meet emergency driving competencies are highly desirable. If you wish to be employed in an organisation which requires those competencies, you will need to ensure that you are able to meet the criteria for gaining the C1 driving category for attachment to your full UK driving license. This would also include undertaking medical clearance. Further information may be found at: Directgov - Driving License Categories.
For details of the semester dates for the next academic session, please refer to the semester dates page.
Please note: In order to successfully complete your course and be eligible to apply for a professional registration you must complete a specified number of practice placement hours along with your theoretical study. This is a requirement of the HCPC. Therefore you will only be able to take personal holidays during the specified leave periods for your course. This includes induction week where it is vital you attend ALL sessions.