You need a cool head and the ability to work under pressure in emergency healthcare; it's challenging, rewarding and fast-paced.
This course provides the training you need to be eligible to apply to register as a paramedic when you graduate.
Over the three years of the Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) course you'll be offered a placement with either the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust or the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in Cambridgeshire, Essex or London. Your placement over three years will consist of 30 weeks in an ambulance trust and 10 weeks out of ambulance placements (Maternity Services, Community and Mental Health Services, Intensive Care Environments, Admission Units, Community placements, walk-in centres, Minor Injury Units, Operating Theatres, Emergency Department and Paediatric Services).
You'll be responsible for funding your travel to all of your placements, this could involve large geographic areas as illustrated by the maps of East of England Ambulance Service Trust and London Ambulance Service Trust below, depending on who you're placed with and where you live during your course.
You'll be assigned to a hub and from here will be allocated to an ambulance station. The allocation of the station will be undertaken by the relevant staff and will be dependent on Paramedic Educator (PEd) numbers to ensure 1:1 supervision of you as a paramedic science student. You'll be allocated a named PEd and will also find yourself working with associate PEds to ensure all your clinical experience and placement is under the direct supervision of a qualified paramedic.