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