Certification levels

 

Certificate of Higher Education in Ambulance Studies

To become an Ambulance Technician within the Service you need to successfully complete the Certificate of Higher Education in Ambulance Studies through study at the Academy and practice placement. The programme is delivered over a 12 month period during which you will spend your first 10 weeks at Glasgow Caledonian University. Modules studied in the first year include Foundations for Clinical Practice, Interprofessional Education, Pathophysiology, Clinical Skills and Patient Assessment and Management. After the 10 week period you will progress to an ambulance station to undertake “practice placement”. This is where the skills you have developed will be honed in clinical practice. You will be allocated a mentor and Practice Placement Educator to help provide support, guidance and feedback on your progress.

In addition to the Certificate of Higher Education programme you will also undertake a one week employment Induction and three week Emergency Response Driving course.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Practice

On completion of the Certificate of Higher Education in Ambulance Studies students can apply to study for the Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Practice (dictated by divisional operational needs).  The programme is delivered over a 12 month period (The Certificate of Higher Education in Ambulance Studies constitutes the first year of this programme). Modules studied include Developing Paramedic Practice, Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Clinical Skills, Advanced Patient Assessment and Leadership in Paramedic Practice.

Successful completion of both GCU based study and practice placement will see the student awarded an exit award of a Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Practice. This award allows eligibility for application for Paramedic registration with the Health Professions Council. 

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Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Practice - Course Modules and Learning Outcomes