Ambulance Clinical Technicians work with paramedics on the frontline of healthcare, looking after those in need and responding to a wide range of situations, from minor wounds and conditions to more serious, life-threatening injuries and illnesses.
The Cert HE Ambulance Clinical Technician Practice has been developed in partnership with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and is designed to provide students with the theoretical knowledge, clinical skills, and practical work experience needed to provide high-quality and responsive healthcare whilst working on an emergency ambulance.
Ambulance Clinical Technicians help to deliver a broad spectrum of healthcare in a range of situations from giving life-saving medical help at the scene of an accident to supporting a patient who is experiencing a mental health crisis.
Students who exit with the Cert HE award will be eligible for interview for employment as Ambulance Clinical Technician level clinicians by EMAS helping to meet regional workforce demands and contributing to the delivery of the region’s health care provision.
- physical sciences
- life sciences
- social, health, and behavioural sciences
- clinical sciences
- ethics and law
- patient assessment
- care delivery
- evidence-based practice
- health informatics
- incident response management
- practice skills
How You Study
The course aims to develop students’ knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose, provide basic treatment and assist paramedics in referring patients to the most appropriate care pathway.The theoretical and clinical elements of the course are intended to meet all of the key areas required by the National Education Network for Ambulance Services (NENAS) in order to meet the role specification for Assistant Ambulance Practitioners.
The course is divided into theory and clinical practice learning. The two aspects will be closely integrated to facilitate the successful transfer of theoretical knowledge into practice, and learning from practical experience in the classroom. The programme encourages an interprofessional approach to teaching and learning. It enables students from ambulance clinical technician practice and other disciplines to work collaboratively and challenge traditional perceptions of healthcare.A variety of learning and teaching strategies will be used to cater for the individual needs of students on the programme. These strategies may include lectures, seminars, workshops, group activities, self-assessment, case studies, reflective accounts, library based resources, skills sessions, virtual learning, peer to peer learning, high fidelity simulation, and practice based learning. In addition, the course offers a buddy system between students from different cohorts.
A levels – CCC (96 UCAS tariff points)* Course is subject to validation. For the most up to date information, please visit our website