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Paramedic Degree Apprenticeship



The Paramedic Degree Apprenticeship is a new level 6 qualification being offered by De Montfort University (DMU)
This programme has been developed alongside the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Educations (IfATE) standards and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Education and Training guidance to provide a contemporary and evidence-based approach to gaining registration as a Paramedic. 

This programme is allocated a Funding Band of £25,000 by the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Educations (IfATE).

Kathleen Drake talks about her experience so far on this Paramedic Degree Apprenticeship programme:

Who is the apprenticeship for?

Entrants via this route with be employed into a suitable role in an ambulance service trust and have the support of their employer for the apprenticeship programme. 


Delivery model

The apprenticeship route has been designed as a ‘blended learning’ approach. This means that learning material is delivered both off site through the university’s virtual learning environment and on campus through practical workshops, clinical skills sessions, lectures, and simulation sessions. All content is recorded and available on the virtual learning environment at any time. As a result, there is flexibility to cater for different learning needs with a variety of learning experiences. 

Apprentices will be encouraged to critically reflect on their own practice whilst with their employer in order to maximise the learning experience and future development. Clinical experiences and reflection are documented through a portfolio that showcases the apprentice development throughout the programme. 

The curriculum has been designed with expert advice from academics, clinicians, service users, and current students to address both the academic and clinical demands of the role. 


What is the duration of the apprenticeship?

The duration of the apprenticeship is 3 years, with opportunity to reduce this with recognised prior learning.


Programme modules

Year 1

Foundations of Clinical Studies & Evidence Based Care 

15 credits

Foundations of Ambulance Practice

15 credits

Accountable, Legal & Ethical Care

15 credits

Foundations of Traumatology & Resuscitation 

30 credits

Foundations of Decision Making in Ambulance Practice 

45 credits

Year 2

System Based Assessment & Clinical Pathways 

15 credits

Paediatrics & Child Health

15 credits

Clinical Intervention & Human Factors

15 credits

Physical, Life & Clinical Sciences

30 credits

Applied Paramedic Practice & Critical Decision Making 

45 credits

Year 3

Community Paramedicine & Urgent Care


Social, Health & Behavioural Science

15 credits

Paramedic Leadership, Teamwork & Learning

15 credits

Paramedic Clinical Pharmacology

30 credits

Contextual Paramedic Practice & Critical Decision Making

45 credits



There is a range of assessment types throughout the programme, including essays, OSCEs, presentations and submission of a clinical portfolio. The End Point Assessment will be graded according to meeting the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Proficiency for Paramedics. 

Final degree award

BSc (Hons) Paramedicine (Apprenticeship Pathway)

Entry requirements

  • Employed into a suitable role in an ambulance service trust and have the support of their employer for the apprenticeship programme
  • C1 driving licence
  • Level 2 in Maths and English 


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