Access to HE Diploma (Paramedics Science)
Could you apply your knowledge of emergency medical treatment, to save someone's life? If you're up to the challenge, this course is for you.
Upcoming start dates
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Suitability - Who should attend?
To be eligible for a place on an Access to HE Online program, you must have GCSE English and maths at grade 4 (C equivalent) or above, or a Functional Skills Level 2 qualification.
Training Course Content
What you’ll learn
Most paramedics work for NHS ambulance services. You’ll deal with a range of situations, from minor wounds and substance misuse to serious injuries from fires and major road, rail and industrial accidents. />Your day-to-day tasks could include:
- checking a patient’s condition to decide what action to take
- using electric shock equipment (a defibrillator) to resuscitate patients
- carrying out surgical procedures like inserting a breathing tube
- giving medicines and injections
- dressing wounds and applying supports for broken bones
- delivering babies
- working closely with the police and fire services
You’ll usually work 37.5 hours a week on shifts, including nights, weekends and bank holidays.
You’ll wear a uniform including protective clothing.
You’ll work on an ambulance, or as a specialist you may work on your own, using a car, motorbike or bicycle.
The job is physically and emotionally demanding.
Course delivery details
Teaching will take the form of lectures, discussions, group work and self-directed learning. Credits are gained for a variety of tasks such as quizzes, case studies, essays, reports, presentations and timed assessments.
If you do not already have relevant work experience, you will be encouraged and expected to seek a voluntary placement to gain relevant workplace experience to support your higher education application.
Assessment on the Access to HE Business Professions program is via a combination of exams (approximately 30%) and coursework (approximately 70%).
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