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Paramedic Science

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including Health & Social Care, Psychology or Social Science or Science subject at A-level or Level 3 equivalent Excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or Level 3 equivalents

AS

A,C

including Health & Social Care, Psychology or Social Science or Science subject at A-level or Level 3 equivalent Excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project A maximum of two AS-Level subjects can be considered along with two A-levels or a combination of equivalent Level 3 qualifications

Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at Level 3 with 30 credits at Merit or Distinction (of which 24 must be in a Science or Health related subject) If applying with an Access course you only need GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4 or above or accepted equivalent. You are not required to hold five GCSEs in total and GCSE Science is not required

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five subjects at grade 4/C or above Must include Mathematics, English language and Science subjects. Level 2 equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) are accepted. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained these grades on application Acceptable equivalents: with five GCSE - BTEC Level 2 Diploma - Merit or Distinction Health and Social Care or Science subject - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Science subject - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 - - Key Skills level 2 - Application of Number and Communication Intermediate GNVQ - Merit or Distinction Health and Social Care

HNC (BTEC)

P

120 credits at level 4 Must be in a Health or Science related subject

HND (BTEC)

P

120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 Must be in a Health or Science related subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Obtain a minimum of 30 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above, we will accept Standard Level English Language (not literature) English A - Grade 4 or above or English B - Grade 5 from the IB.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 120 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1). • Must include a Health or Science related subject at Higher level

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be Public Services or a relevant Health or Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

Must be in Health and Social Care or Applied Science

120 UCAS points Considered with two A-level or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be Public Services or a relevant Health or Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be Public Services or a relevant Health or Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Public Services or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Public Services or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDM

Must be in either Health and Social Care, Public Services or Science subject

120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Public Services or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

120 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Public Services or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Must be in either Health and Social Care, Public Services or Science subject

120 UCAS points Considered with one A-level or an equivalent level 3 qualification Either the BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diploma or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Public Services or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

120 UCAS points Considered with two A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification(s) Either the BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate or the accompanying A-level / level 3 equivalent must be in Health and Social Care, Public Services or a relevant Science subject (e.g. Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. • Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCC. • Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). • Must include a Health or Science subject at Higher level or above

UCAS Tariff

120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Paramedic science

The BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree will develop your theoretical knowledge and practical skills within both the university and clinical practice environment. To be a paramedic you must be able to overcome challenges, show initiative and demonstrate critical thinking. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to rise to these challenges, whilst developing your communication skills and knowledge.

Through this Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) degree, you’ll gain the skills and awareness needed to effectively perform as part of a team and independently. You'll be taught at our £71 million City South Campus, complete with immersive classrooms, mock wards and simulation facilities to build your practical experience on campus, to get you ready for placement and employment.

Involving a combination of clinical placement and academic study, this three-year degree prepares you to practice as a paramedic and to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Paramedic science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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