BSc (Hons) Paramedic: Practice Development (top-up)

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Location Distance Learning
Duration Full-time, 1 Year, Part-time, 2-4 Years
Start date January, April and September
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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As a paramedic, it is important your skills are of the highest calibre to ensure a top level of service to patients.

Our BSc (Hons) Paramedic: Practice Development programme has been designed with local ambulance services to meet the educational needs of paramedics looking to continue their professional development. You will benefit from a flexible approach to learning that fits around your work shifts, allowing you to study through distance and work-based learning.

We have provided excellent training for paramedics since 2000, and our subject specialists have extensive experience in distance learning. You will leave with the knowledge and skills to move forward in your career, reaching senior levels of employment. So if you have got the ambition, we have the facilities and resources to help you achieve it.

Why Choose University of Cumbria?

  • We have extensive experience as CPD distance learning providers and have a well-established online study skills package for you to use
  • Study on a modular basis – learning at your own, comfortable pace
  • Range of modules to choose from to suit your interests and employment needs
  • Flexible funding options available - you can pay module by module or via student loan
  • Taught by experienced practitioners and academics, who have extensive experience of working in the NHS, as paramedics and a range of other occupations
  • Close support and guidance throughout your studies from a personal tutor
  • Tutors carry out national and international research, are members of national advisory bodies and publish papers in their areas of expertise - which will enhance your learning
  • Interactive online classrooms give you the opportunity to debate and discuss real life scenarios and experiences with fellow students, so you'll never feel like you're studying in isolation
  • Bring your previous university credit with you – whether from us or another institution. We have generous allowances for the accreditation of prior learning (APL)

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Wed 18 Mar 2020

It’s not too late to apply to us for 2020 entry, our expert teams of support and academic staff are on hand to give you a bespoke and personal visit experience that will arm you with everything you need to know about starting a course in September 2020.

UG Open Event (2020 entry enquirers only)

Wed 22 Apr 2020

It’s not too late to apply to us for 2020 entry, our expert teams of support and academic staff are on hand to give you a bespoke and personal visit experience that will arm you with everything you need to know about starting a course in September 2020.