Students should normally have been in education within 3 years of commencing a place on the course. Please contact Admissions Team C for information, or clarification, regarding entry requirement: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants should ideally have some experience of working in a health or social care setting. This might include working for the NHS, private health and social care, St John Ambulance or care/nursing homes for example (on a paid or voluntary basis). This will evidence that applicants have developed some knowledge, understanding and experience of health and social care, and the vital communication skills needed to work with people across the life course. Applicants with extended experience of working in a customer facing, service environment will also be considered.
Additionally, knowledge of the profession should be gained through attending University open days or careers events, talking to qualified Paramedics, reading professional publications or researching online. The following websites may provide a helpful starting point; the College of Paramedics and Health and Care Professions Council, and Step into the NHS and NHS Careers.
As it is not a requirement to be able to drive to practice as a paramedic (see ‘health’ above), holding a full driving licence is not a requirement for this course. A full driving licence with C1 is required for working as paramedic on the front line however, so applicants should note that they may be unable to secure employment as a paramedic where driving is required as part of that role.
Applicants should also note, that being able and willing to travel to the University of Worcester and to practice placements is a requirement. Practice placements are typically 12 hour shifts and this means you will need to be able to get to your practice placement at times when public transport may not be an option. We strongly recommend then, that you have a full driving licence and access to a car. We also strongly recommend, that you gain the C1 provisional entitlement to your driving licence during the course to enhance your employability prospects.
Membership of professional body
The University of Worcester ask that all students join the College of Paramedics (COP). Joining this professional body will enable you to access a wide range of academic material that will enhance your learning. Additional benefits include clinical negligence insurance that may be necessary for practice learning in some non-NHS practice placements.
All offers are subject to satisfactory Health Clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations. All offers are also subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which students are required to fund themselves.
Students will be required to sign a Code of Conduct and Fitness to Practice disclosure on commencement of the course.
Don't quite meet the entry requirements?
If you don't currently meet the entry requirements, or are returning to education, consider studying a Healthcare Professions Foundation Year.