As a Combat Medical Technician, it's important your skills are in the best shape. Make sure you're in top condition to carry out your duties by taking our course and improving your abilities. We will provide all the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for you to be fit for purpose and practice, working with the Army Medical Directorate Training (AMDT) to provide a clear progression into paramedic registration.
We offer clinical placements to facilitate your learning, with 23 weeks spent in practice settings during the second year. This involves working with an NHS Ambulance Service and undertaking key hospital and out-of-hospital services. You'll be mentored and supported predominantly within a paramedic emergency service, but also have the chance to learn in civilian hospitals and other settings (including military clinical practice) to give you the valuable experience you need in becoming a fully-fledged paramedic.
This is a course designed specifically for serving Combat Medical Technicians. If you are interested, please contact Staff Sgt Serena Asprey at the Army Medical Directorate. The maximum number of applications which we can take for each group is 21.
You'll be able to take up a wide range of positions within the NHS, the Defence Medical Services and other organisations offering pre-hospital and emergency care. Your qualification will also make you eligible to apply for our BSc (Hons) Developing Paramedic Practice programme.
You'll be prepared for work as a registered paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council, building on your prior experience in the profession to develop knowledge and practical understanding of paramedic practice. We'll help build your critical thinking and problem solving skills to enable versatility and adaptability in progressing to and within employment.
You'll learn to practice in accordance with recognised professional, ethical and legal frameworks, undertaking a comprehensive structured patient assessment using a range of assessment tools. We'll help you perform a broad range of clinical, scientific or technical procedures, working collaboratively with a range of other practitioners and services to ensure the best care for your patients.
- Development of Academic Skills and Reflective Practice
- Fundamental Practice for Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care
- Protection of Clients in Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care Environments
- Clinical Knowledge and Skills for Assisting with Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care 1
- Clinical Knowledge and Skills for Assisting with Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care 2
- Foundations for Decision Making
- Occupational, Environmental and Legislative Aspects of Pre-Hospital Care
- Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care: Developing Evidence Based Practice
- Qualificatory Practice Unit 1: Foundation Skills for Assisting in Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care
- Developing Clinical Care, Judgement and Competence in Paramedic Practice
- Pre Hospital Recognition and Management of Acute Illness and Long Term Conditions
- Pre Hospital Care and Management of Trauma and Environmental Emergencies
- Pre Hospital Care of Women's and Children's Health
- Preparation for Professional Paramedic Registration and Multi Agency Practice
- Qualificatory Practice Unit: Paramedic Skills Attributes and Dimensions of Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care
For a detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
See course specific entry requirements listed below.
- 80 UCAS tariff points, to include Science at A2 level or equivalent (such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sports Science)
- Grade C or above in GCSEs in Mathematics, English and Science
Conditional acceptance can be given to applicants who have yet to gain obtain these qualifications.
- Must hold a full UK driving licence by the time you attend the interview stage
- Must show on your application that you have relevant experience relating to some aspect of the paramedic role
- Must be settled in the UK (British Citizen, holder of Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the UK, have Indefinite Leave to Enter/Remain or Refugee status)
- Must be ordinarily resident in the UK on the first day of the first academic year of the course, and must have been ordinarily resident in the UK and islands for the full three year period before the first day of the first academic year of the course
- Need a reference from a current or recent employer or from an educational institution where you have recently completed study
- Need to complete emergency driving as an integrated part of the course in partnership with the ambulance service
Apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), between September and January; they will send your application on to us. Applications submitted after this date will be considered late and the course you have applied for might be full by this time; however, we will consider you for alternative suitable courses.
Their website www.ucas.com provides all the information you need about universities, courses, locations, entry requirements and financial support. You are allowed to select up to five course choices. You need to use the correct UCAS campus and course codes as not all courses are offered at every campus. You will be asked for the following information when you apply online:
Institution code name: UoC
Institution code: C99
- A Ambleside
- B Brampton Road, Carlisle
- E University of Cumbria at Energus, Workington
- F Fusehill Street, Carlisle
- L Lancaster
- T University of Cumbria in London
- Y University of Cumbria at Furness College, Barrow-in-Furness
Applications should be made online directly to the university; visit our website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.
What makes a good application?
We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential-evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.
Make sure you include:
- Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
- A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
- A good personal statement.
- Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.
When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.
And if I accept?
The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.
We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.
Applications for full-time undergraduate study are made through UCAS. Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.
From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa. UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.
See the following websites for further details: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds available to support you throughout your studies with us. This includes the Cumbria Bursary - a non-repayable bursary designed to support first year students with a household income of less than £25,000.Student Finance
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