Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a paramedic.
You must have
- GCSE Maths, English and Science (science subject could be Biology; Physics; Chemistry; Psychology; Health and Social care) at Grade C+/ 4 or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications include Key Skills Level 2; Learn Direct Level 2; and Functional Skills Level 2.
- BCC from three GCE/VCE A Levels at grade A, B, C or above one subject to be a Science (science subject could be Biology; Physics; Chemistry; Psychology; Health and Social care) not including A level General Studies
- BTEC National Diploma at a D*D* in a Science, Health or Care subject (not including Public Uniformed Services)
- BTEC QCF Extended Diploma at grade DMM in a Science, Health or Care subject (not including Public Uniformed Services)
- CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education at a B grade, or above.
- Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits) in Health Studies, Health Science, Nursing or other Science based course are considered, of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 with at least 24 of these Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction..
- Successful completion of the Foundation Year in Public Health, Health Studies or Social Care will enable you to apply for this course. You will be guaranteed the first stage of the selection process e.g. test/interview opportunity.For further information please visit our Foundation Year webpages
In addition, you will need to demonstrate a caring attitude and the values expected of a healthcare professional.
If you’ve got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
This course is not available at present to international applicants
If English is not your first language, evidence of your proficiency must be dated within the last 2 years from IELTS level 7.0 with no element less than 6.5
Those meeting the above entry criteria and successfully shortlisted on their personal statement will be invited to a selection day that will include a numeracy test. Candidates must pass the numeracy test in order to pass to the next stage of the shortlisting process.
Candidates who successfully pass the numeracy test will be invited to participate in a values-based interview process later on in the selection day.
For a sample numeracy paper please click this link
The following resources may help you prepare for the maths test:
The University will make reasonable adjustments for any candidate who has a disability recognised under the Equality Act, 2010 but we ask that you contact the University in advance to enable us to make adjustments.
You should bring along to your interview a passport or photo driving licence. You can bring other forms of ID to the interview but you will require a full set of ID for the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks. Please check the DBS website to ensure you have the correct identification.
Read further information regarding interview preparation
Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Checks
Due to the professional nature of this course and the potential that this will include work with vulnerable adults and children you are also required to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check to provide evidence of good character. Students will not be able to commence placement until satisfactory occupational health and DBS checks have been completed, which must be completed prior to commencement of the programme. You will be expected to meet the costs associated with the DBS clearance process.
Health Screening (Declaration of Health)
All students accepted on to the course are required to pass an advanced occupational health screening. This will include the requirement to undergo any necessary blood tests and immunisations as part of a conditional offer. The cost of the health screening is covered by the University, except for any evidence from health or general practice services which is required (i.e. a letter from your GP).
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire prior to starting the course.
References & Personal Statement
Satisfactory references are a condition of the programme. This will normally be from your educational institution, work or voluntary experience. The University reserves the right to request an additional reference.
Applicants will also be required to provide a satisfactory personal statement. Health and social care is a vital role in the work of a paramedic and it is important that you are able to demonstrate this and your experience or attributes towards caring and compassion in your personal statement.
The University offers help and advice for personal statements and it can be found on our web site.
Voluntary or work experience
You must demonstrate that you have had some personal, voluntary or work experience in a customer care/health related field or situation. We would regard this as anything that involved attending or working with people or patients in need of caring services. It does not have to be full time but should demonstrate that you have had some exposure to this type of experience where you are able to demonstrate and/or develop your caring and compassionate aptitude towards those in need of care.
Please note we will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful on professional courses at other institutions of higher education’