Accessibility and Language

Entry Criteria


You will need a minimum of:

  • 2 Highers (Grade C )  
  • 5 Standard Grades (Level 3) - preferably to include English and a Science or Equivalent

Overseas Applicants

  • Average IELTS Score of 7

Criminal Conviction Checks

You will need Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) (previously Enhanced Disclosure) - If successful we will ask you to complete an application form.


If successful you will need to pass:

  • an Occupational Health Assessment
  • a Scottish Ambulance Service Fitness Test


You will need to pass an interview by a Joint Employment Interview Panel, which will include Operations and Scottish Ambulance Academy staff


You will need Category C1 on your driving license

Exceptional candidates without C1 may be eligible for financial assistance. In all cases an offer of employment will not be made until C1 is obtained.

Holders of C1 will be required to undertake a pre-employment driving assessment.