Institute of Health

Paramedic Science with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Full-time 4 years

This full-time course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to practice as a Paramedic.

This full-time course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to practice as a Paramedic.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B952
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022, 12 April 2021
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus, Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Institute of Health
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Why choose this course?

This full-time course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to practice as a Paramedic. On successful completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a paramedic. The course offers education and training in the rewarding, challenging and diverse role of a paramedic, teaching the essential emergency and urgent care skills that are needed for safe care delivery.

The programme is delivered in partnership with the West Midlands Ambulance Service who will provide you with experiential learning in the out-of-hospital unscheduled care environment. You will also have opportunities to develop skills in simulation and experience placements in the wider NHS. This course will prepare you for key aspects of the paramedic role including public interaction, contributions to all aspect of community and out-of-hospital care, and working in demanding conditions and challenging environments.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • Enhanced DBS is required after your first year, at a minimum cost of £40. The cost of the DBS is determined by the Government and further information can be found here - GOV.UK / Disclosure and Barring Service.
  • JRCLAC Guidelines book approximate cost £26.00.
  • Uniform and ID badges are provided for this course, however the University of Wolverhampton reserves the right to charge for extra uniform should this be required.
  • You will be required to provide appropriate Foot wear at a cost of approximately  £25-£40

Optional Costs

  • Various certified courses are available via My Course + More, ranging from £0-£200

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

 

  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade C+/4 or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications include Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and Learn Direct Level 2.

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate that, on entry to the programme, they have capability for digital and technological literacy to meet course outcomes. Evidence of digital literacy and technological literacy capability will therefore be aligned to the online application process

 

Applicants will also be required to provide a satisfactory personal statement detailing your motivation for studying this course. See our Personal Statement Guidance for further information and provide satisfactory references (academic or employer).

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

 

Important information

Please note that the first year of study for this course is at City Campus,  Years 2-4 will be at Walsall Campus (September intake) and Telford Campus (April intake)

 

Other Requirements

Those meeting the above entry criteria will be invited to a selection interview. The interview will consist of a number of questions to help identify your values, communication skills and ability to adapt.

The University will make reasonable adjustments for any candidate who has a disability recognised under the Equality Act, 2010 but we ask that you contact the University in advance to enable us to make adjustments.

You must provide photographic evidence of your identity e.g. passport or new style driving licence. If these are not available, alternative documents, such as a current College or Work ID are acceptable.  You will require a full set of ID for the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks. Please check the DBS website to ensure you have the correct identification.

Read further information regarding interview preparation



Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

Due to the professional nature of this course and the potential that this will include work with vulnerable adults and children you are also required to complete an enhanced  Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check to provide evidence of good character.  Students will not be able to commence placement until satisfactory occupational health and DBS checks have been completed,   which must be completed prior to commencement of the programme.   You will be expected to meet the costs associated with the DBS clearance process.

Health Screening (Declaration of Health)

All  students  accepted  on  to  the  course  are  required  to  pass  an advanced occupational health screening. This will include the requirement to undergo any necessary blood tests and immunisations as part of a conditional offer. The cost of the health screening is covered by the University, except for any evidence from health or general practice services which is required (i.e. a letter from your GP).

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire prior to starting the course.

References & Personal Statement

Satisfactory references are a condition of the programme.  This will normally be from your educational institution,   work or voluntary experience.  The University reserves the right to request an additional reference.

Applicants will also be required to provide a satisfactory personal statement.  Health and social care is a vital role in the work of a paramedic and it is important that you are able to demonstrate this and your experience or attributes towards caring and compassion in your personal statement.

The University offers help and advice for personal statements and it can be found on our web site.

Voluntary or work experience

You must demonstrate that you have had some personal, voluntary or work experience in a customer care/health related field or situation. We would regard this as anything that involved attending or working with people or patients in need of caring services. It does not have to be full time but should demonstrate that you have had some exposure to this type of experience where you are able to demonstrate and/or develop your caring and compassionate aptitude towards those in need of care.

Previous Study

Please note we will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful on professional courses at other institutions of higher education

Placements/Shift Patterns

In years 2, 3 and 4 successful applicants should be expected to be allocated 12 hour shifts that start anywhere from 0500 until 1930. They will be expected to work nights and weekends.

Placements may not necessarily be at the nearest ambulance hub or hospital

 

This course is not currently available to international applicants.

Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for a values-based selection process.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need an Occupational Health Check.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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