Paramedic Science

BSc (Hons)


Full-time with Sandwich Year

Entry 2018

Duration

UCAS code

Location

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It was the unique placement year that Bradford offers that really swung it for me, the course looked great and the staff were enthusiastic about it too. Getting out in the dual crew ambulance is by far the best part of the course. That's what you join up to do, responding to emergencies and making a tangible difference to people's lives. Charlie Jones, BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Entry requirements

You will need a full clean driving licence, which must remain so for the duration of the programme. You will also need to have the right to work in the UK to be able to start the course.

Driving Licence requirements:

All applicants require a full, clean UK driving licence with at least provisional C1 entitlement at point of entry onto the programme. Licences with any endorsements will not be accepted. You will be required to pass the C1 test by the end of academic year 2. This qualification can facilitated by Yorkshire Ambulance Service during years 1 or 2 of the programme, however there is an additional cost associated with this which will be borne by you. Without this qualification you will be unable to progress further on the programme.

Please be aware that it is your responsibility to maintain a full, clean UK driving licence throughout the duration of the programme, and that failure to do so may prevent you from completing the sandwich year and therefore you may be unable to progress further on the programme.

A levels

128 UCAS tariff points from three A-levels to include at least one science subject.

Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).

BTEC Extended Diploma

DDM. Health or Science subject required.

Applicants on Access Programmes

128 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Health Professions or Science — at least 12 credits in Science must be at minimum grade Distinction.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

128 UCAS tariff points from 3 HL subjects at 6,6,5 to include one HL in Maths or a Science subject. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths, Science and English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSEs with grade C or grade 4 to include English Language, Mathematics, and a science. Level 2 equivalencies are accepted.

Those applying with an Access course are only required to have GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or grade 4. Level 2 equivalences are accepted in place of GCSE English language and mathematics.

Additional entry requirements

As part of the selection process, we interview short-listed candidates prior to making offers.

All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening, a second reference and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Evidence of recent relevant study in the last 5 years is required — please contact us for further information.

The occupational health screening

All places are offered subject to satisfactory occupational health screening. This will involve completing an on-line occupational health questionnaire and attendance if required at a medical appointment.

Students on health care programmes must be able to meet the Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency (2013). Occupational health screening and assessment will consider the students’ health and wellbeing and their fitness to study and practice. Progress on the course is dependent on your continued fitness.

This screening process complies with Public Health England requirements for protection of the public and students and staff working in health and social care.

All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

The University is obliged to make reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities to enable them to fulfil the required competencies of the programme. Candidates who are concerned about health issues are strongly advised to contact us prior to applying.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

All places are also offered subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB check) disclosure. This is due to the fact that you may be required to work with children or vulnerable adults on your clinical placement, and will need to demonstrate that you can safely work with these groups upon HCPC registration.

English language requirements

IELTS at 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-test.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

Learning and assessment

During the first two years of the programme you will develop the essential clinical skills which are aligned to the role of 'Emergency Medical Technician II', including advanced driving techniques.

At the end of year two of the programme you will apply to undertake a paid sandwich year, during which time you are employed by YAS in the role of 'Emergency Medical Technician II'. This will be a full time temporary contract and you will be paid in line with the agreed Agenda for Change (AFC) pay scales, according to Annexe U. This year is credit bearing and is a required element of the programme assessed on a pass/fail basis; however it does not contribute towards your degree classification.

In the final year of the programme you will return to university and ambulance service teaching facilities based teaching, and will deepen your knowledge and skills to become competent to undertake autonomous paramedic practice at the point of registration. Again you will undertake clinical practice placements under the direct supervision of mentors. During this final stage you will also undertake optional modules drawn from the Faculty's existing CPD catalogue, allowing specialisation in clinical practice, education, management or research.

Mode of delivery — Problem based learning, high fidelity clinical skills simulation, integrated practice placements and a sandwich year professional placement.

Learning outcomes — Mapped against the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of proficiency for paramedics (HCPC 2014) as well as the College of Paramedics curriculum guidance (CoP 2015) and the QAA benchmark statement for paramedic science (QAA 2004).

Facilities

The purpose-built Faculty of Health Studies building represents a £10 million investment in health at Bradford.

Our state of the art facilities provide learning environments and simulation equipment that mirrors those found in the NHS.

They are designed to provide the closest possible ‘real-life’ practical experience, under the guidance and supervision of our academic team of experienced healthcare professionals, allowing students to develop their clinical skills ahead of practice placements and employment in the health sector.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.