One of our Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (FREC 3) students took advantage of our optional ride along with a Paramedic RRV supporting NHS 999 calls and was nice enough to share his thoughts on the experience.
“This was my first time going out with a Paramedic even though I had been on Operation Fresco years ago with the Firemans strike. So I had no idea of what to expect as I felt this would be more hands-on with the public as fighting fires were our main concern last time.
It took a little while for things to get going but once the evening carried on it was at a fast pace especially as we had to “blues and two’s” to all of the three calls. So it was a unique experience to be on the frontline at home as it was a different experience when I have been abroad in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Royal Marines. It also hit home to me the value of our NHS and the value the Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics bring and give back to the British people.
It also showed me that each call was of value as the skill of the Paramedics I was with was exceptional and very professional especially as all of my calls dealt with teenage kids and a young baby so each parent had great trust in the Paramedic who dealt with all three cases.
I found it immensely satisfying to experience what it is like for a first responder/ambulance crew etc & what it is really like on the frontline at home and found the experience very valuable. I would recommend it to anyone who would like the experience of helping the local community in their need of help. I did notice that people, once they see a uniform know at least there is some help towards their situation so, showed me again the value of the medical service.
Again I would recommend it to anyone on a medical course who is thinking of getting more into the Paramedic or First Responder role. I enjoyed it immensely and would do it again on any future courses I attend.“
Have you checked out our October Newsletter? If not there’s been a lot happening in the last few months! New building, new website, new course approvals…
click the link below to read all about it.
We regularly get questions from service leavers looking to get into the medical profession, it just so happens that one of our ECA’s is leaving us as they have joined Yorkshire Ambulance NHS trust.
Deian was a service leaver looking for a change in career and was nice enough to answer a couple of questions to help anyone in a similar situation.
Below are Deian’s answers
Why did you choose MediPro?
I chose MediPro because I saw an advert in one of the resettlement magazines and I looked at Emergency care as a new career after leaving the service and it was close to where I was living at the time.
How was the training you received?
The training I received was excellent. The tutors were clearly very experienced and were very good at explaining all aspects of anatomy and physiology, using clever teaching aids.
How well did it prepare you for the job?
The training and placement provided by MediPro put me in a unique position prior to my discharge where I was able to volunteer as an ECA, gaining valuable experience, before I was offered employment by them.
What experiences have you had/will take away with you?
The experiences I have gained, dealing with the public, patient care and dealing with vulnerable people has been invaluable.
How was your application process with YAS, did you feel well prepared?
My application process for YAS has been relatively straightforward, but the experiences that I have gained whilst working at Medipro prepared me with the answers that I needed during the interview.
Do you have any advice for fellow military personnel about to leave regarding this career path?
Yes, If you are looking at a fulfilling career and have a genuine desire to want to help people in need then this is the career for you. MediPro provided me stepping stone to a career, the staff were great to work with and every day is different
This quarters newsletter is here (May 2018), check it out to get details on our New Level 6 in Paramedic Practice, as well as announcements of 2 new courses we offer. It also includes information regarding GDPR and how to stay up to date with us. Just click the link below to view the newsletter.
MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER
Qualsafe Awards have written an article announcing our partnership as part of MediPro delivering a Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice. To read the announcement, following the link below.
“MediPro to Deliver Vocational Paramedic Programme
Tracy Fairfax | 9 Apr 2018
You can also read about our Paramedic Programme and how to apply clicking .
Are you interested in becoming a Paramedic? Unsure if it’s for you? Don’t know where to start?
We are here to help!
We will be holding an open day in the coming months for people to come in and discuss their options and raise any questions or issues they might have.
Our open day will be help on Saturday 2nd December.
Appointments will be available for AM and PM times.
To book your appointment slot simply contact us using one of the below methods:
Phone: 01325 609030
This day ia an ideal opportunity to come and speak with our team concerning:
– Being a paramedic (is it right for you)
– Our programme and content
– Practice Placements (currently supported in NEAS and NWAS)
– Finance options
– Student support
– Entry concers and the RPL process
– Driving issues
Spaces will be limited so early booking is recommended.
MediPro is proud to announce our NEW!! QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice.* It has been in the works for a while now but we have finally dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s, which means we are now able to offer students the opportunity to start their progression towards becoming a Paramedic.
Full details can be found at our website (following the link below) but we are opening the course up with dates starting the beginning of 2018. We will also be offering students a number of finance options in the very near future.
For more details about the course, including dates, prices, and teaching schedules follow the link below.
*Pending HCPC approval (September 2017)
The newest edition of our newsletter is here! So if you want all the latest news from #MediProUK this is the best place to find it!
We realise that you can’t always trust the word of companies trying to sell their products because naturally, they are going to make themselves as good as possible. So we thought we’d let you see what our students have to say.
Here’s a quick snapshot of an overall rating for our #PHTM course we ran recently and we have included a link to the full PDF if you want to read the rest of the feedback. #MediProUK