This programme has been co-created with ambulance partners to provide an alternative route into the ambulance service, where you will be supported by the university to develop the appropriate skills and knowledge to access employment.
You will be taught by both university staff and experienced paramedics from a range of clinical backgrounds, with teaching delivered both online and face-to-face at Wiltshire Air Ambulance base. This blended learning provides flexibility, allowing you to fit your learning around other responsibilities, such as caring responsibilities.
As part of the course, you will gain real-world experience of pre-hospital emergency care through placements with the South Western Ambulance Service in Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, or Dorset.
On this course you will...
- Learn online and also through face to face sessions at Wiltshire Air Ambulance Station.
- Attend placements located at ambulance stations within Wiltshire, Somerset, or Dorset (SWAST area).
- Be provided with blue light training (the emergency driving qualification) as part of this programme designed to prepare you for employment within the ambulance service.
- Upon successful completion of the programme and subject to pre-employment checks, you will be offered a role as an emergency care assistant within South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. This opportunity will be based within Wiltshire, Somerset or Dorset.
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