The FAQ Level 3 Certificate in Ambulance Patient Care: Non-Urgent Care Services covers the national patient care support services scope of practice that is required in the role of ambulance patient care support attendants or assistants within the NHS. Learners will be responsible for the transportation and care of patients with varying needs including looking after the disabled, elderly, sick and vulnerable people to and from outpatient clinics, day care centres and routine hospital admissions and discharges. Learners will be responsible for the care of patients on the journey and while they are transferred to and from the vehicle.
This qualification will be a combination of full-time education with formative and summative assessment and consolidation in the real work environment.
Why choose this course:
- Funding options including ELCAS
- All practice placements arranged for you
- Developed specifically for the patient transport role within the NHS
Topics covered within this qualification include:
- Principles of ambulance patient care
- Management of medical conditions during ambulance patient care
- Vehicle familiarisation
- Safe moving and handling during ambulance patient care
- Ambulance aid essentials for patient care
- Conveyance of patients with own medication and medical devices
- Using communication and information systems in ambulance patient care
- Conflict resolution training for ambulance services
The structure of the programme includes:
- 1 week initial classroom course
- 80 hours practice placement
- Optional 1 day (conflict resolution)
All qualification elements including portfolio must be completed within 5 weeks
Upon completion of a students portfolio, you will be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Ambulance Patient Care: Non-Urgent Care Services from FutureQuals
There are no formal qualification entry requirements that a learner must have completed before taking this qualification and no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding
Where To Stay
Medipro have an exclusive deal with Travelodge Darlington to offer directly en-suite double rooms from £47.50* per night, room only. This is a 2 minute walk from our center. Rooms can be cancelled before midday on your day of arrival. Call us to book your room. *subject to availability
What about attendance, do I need to attend each session?
YES. The structure of the programme is very short and such Medipro feel it is essential that each session is attended.
We do however recognise the need in an emergency that you may miss some sessions. In this instance, we have systems in place to ensure your studies are not affected and you do not fall behind.
Full details can be found within the Attendance Policy
Is there a placement opportunity to enhance my learning?
Yes, practice placements are an integral part of this course and these are arranged for you supporting the NHS. If you have an appropriate employer or sponsor, then the placement element can be done at your place of work, offering significant discounts on the course price.
Do you offer any payment options?
Yes we have a number of finance and payment options available to students. These include:
- ELCAS for military leavers
- 0% finance loans
- Payment plans
- Professional Career Development Loans (PCDL)
We encourage you to call and discuss the available options.
What if I need to cancel my programme?
If you need to cancel your programme, for whatever reason, then Medipro can look at moving you onto a future programme. If you need to cancel and are unable to re-schedule, then you will need to refer to Medipro terms and conditions regarding cancellation fees and exiting a course.
If I’m unsuccessful can I get a refund?
If you are unsuccessful then Medipro will look at developing you an individual learning plan to close out any identified deficiencies and discuss the possibility of returning on a future programme.
What if I have a complaint?
Medipro takes all complaints seriously and will attempt to resolve all complaints satisfactorily. Details of the complaints procedure is available in Medipro Complaints Policy as well as your student handbook.
Can I appeal an academic decision?
Yes, Medipro operate a robust appeals process for students who don’t agree with an academic grade, award or assessment decision. Details of how to raise an academic appeal is contained within your student handbook.
What happens if I fail an assessment?
Throughout the programme there are several assessments as well as a number of varied assessment strategies. Should any student fail or not pass any element, Medipro will put in place a robust development plan to assist you in achieving the required standard. All assessment can be retaken to give students as much opportunity to achieve the award.
What assessments do I complete?
Portfolio of Evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by FutureQuals External Quality Advisors (EQAs).
Do the costs include accommodation?
No, students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation at their own cost. However, we can help you find the most cost effective solution and some of the finance and loan options can have accommodation costs added to them.
I have a disability or a long term medical condition, can I still apply?
Having a disability or long term health condition doesn’t necessarily prevent you from becoming a pre-hospital clinician. We encourage you to contact us to discuss your individual circumstances.
If I have further questions or concerns can I speak with someone?
Yes. We will be releasing several dates for open days where students who are considering this course can call in and discuss the issues or concerns. Alternatively our admission team are always at hand to assist and can be contacted via email at email@example.com or by calling 01325 609030