You must have
- GCSE Maths, English and Science (science subject could be Biology; Physics; Chemistry; Psychology; Health and Social care) at Grade C+/ 4 or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications include Key Skills Level 2; Learn Direct Level 2; and Functional Skills Level 2.
Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalence Tests from other institutions or organisations.
- 104 UCAS points
- A Levels - grades BCC from three A Levels, one subject to be a Science (science subject could be Biology; Physics; Chemistry; Psychology; Health and Social care) not including General Studies. Applicants holding A Level qualifications in subjects not listed eg: Sociology may be considered on an individual basis where there is evidence of a listed science at GCSE
- BTEC National Diploma at a D*D in a Science, Health or Care subject (not including Public Uniformed Services)
- BTEC QCF Extended Diploma at grade DMM in a Science, Health or Care subject (not including Public Uniformed Services)
- Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits) in Health Studies, Health Science, Nursing or other Science based course are considered, of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 with at least 24 of these Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction. If you do not have GCSE Science grade C/4+ /equivalence, an additional 12 Level 2 science credits (biology, chemistry or physics) within the Access can be accepted as GCSE grade C/4+ equivalence.
In addition, you will need to demonstrate a caring attitude and the values expected of a healthcare professional.
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Have you also considered other careers in Health? Please visit the Institute of Health for more information and what other opportunities we have here at the University.
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If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
Those meeting the above entry criteria and successfully shortlisted on their personal statement will be invited to a selection day. The selection day will consist of a number of tasks to identify teamwork, communication and adaptiveness.
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 bring with you 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 can bring other forms of ID to the interview but 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.
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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
Successful applicants should be expected to be allocated 12 hour shifts that start anywhere from 0500 until 1930 and they will be expected to work nights and weekends.
Placements may not necessarily be at the nearest ambulance hub or hospital
Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes (https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Home-or-Overseas-fees-the-basics) will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom and who do not require Tier 4 sponsorship or are in the UK on a Tier 2 visa.
Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607.