Summary: Our reputation for providing a high-quality, innovative paramedic education means that, as a student on this course, you gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to be eligible to register as a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council. Course details: This modular degree programme, spread over three years, ensures that you have the depth of knowledge, skills and experiences to be a highly skilled autonomous practitioner able to confidently assess, prioritise, transfer, manage, treat, refer and discharge service users in the community. This course delivers an equal balance of theoretical and practical learning. Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends. You are exposed to a unique range of practice placements comprising 60 weeks in total. Practice placements reinforce taught elements allowing you to apply theory within practice, gain valuable practical experience and prepare for the role of a modern paramedic. Within a practice setting all students are supernumerary, ensuring maximum exposure to the role of the paramedic and patient care episodes. A qualified practice mentor supports your learning and help you develop your knowledge and skills in practice. We have ongoing approval from the Health and Care Professions Council, a multi-professional regulator that sets the minimum standards of education and training proficiency for 16 separate professional groups including paramedics. Teesside University exceeds these standards as demonstrated by our additional endorsement from the College of Paramedics, the UK’s paramedic professional body. We meet all of the professional body's curriculum standards and professional competencies, considered to be the gold standard for modern paramedic education. This ensures successful graduates become competent, autonomous professionals prepared for the demands of 21st century out-of-hospital healthcare. You will be eligible for registration with Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). After the course: You find paramedics in a wide variety of roles and organisations ranging from public bodies, such as the NHS, to more commercially-focused organisations such as cruise liners, factories and events companies. Paramedics can be found in emergency departments, urgent care centres, GP surgeries, helicopter emergency services, harzardous area response teams (HART), cruise liners, in the community as part of the medical team, in events companies, search and rescue, close protection and working for the government, and arm’s length bodies such as Atos. They are also found in research roles in education, teaching pre-registration paramedic programmes, as consultants leading the profession in organisations and in lead allied health professional roles both locally and nationally. A large proportion of paramedics are employed by NHS ambulance services, voluntary organisations such as St John Ambulance or the British Red Cross, in traditional roles on ambulances, rapid response cars, in HART teams and in other specialist or advanced roles, clinical leadership or education roles in those organisations. If you choose to work for an NHS ambulance service they currently require a driving licence and that you meet the requirements of other Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency regulations. Your career is very open and varied on qualification. In addition to post-qualifying roles the University also supports additional and enhanced qualifications to further your career in specialist, advanced and consultant roles through postgraduate qualifications such as PgC, PgDip, master’s and professional doctorate qualifications which may further enhance and develop your career in clinical leadership and management.