“My first experience of training with MediPro was just over 5 years ago when I undertook my Ambulance Technician training whilst looking for a change of career. Following the completion of the course, I was offered employment as an ambulance technician, supporting local NHS trusts in providing emergency and urgent care.
Since starting with MediPro I have continued to be supported throughout my career and they have enabled me to continue to develop both personally and professionally, working towards my ambition to qualify as a HCPC registered Paramedic.
Additionally, I have been offered and supported through a level 3 teaching qualification, as well as a mentor qualification. This has allowed me to broaden my practice and develop as a clinician, working in a dual role as an ambulance technician, mentoring students in practice, as well as in a teaching capacity.
Last year I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to apply for the MediPro Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice, as an alternative to university this suited my situation perfectly. Despite being a non-university programme I was still fully supported through every step of my journey & I now work as an HCPC registered Paramedic for MediPro with the ambition to consolidate my practice and develop my teaching skills.
Overall, MediPro has provided me with amazing opportunities and support since starting my career 5 years ago. The knowledge, skills and experiences have enabled me to develop as a professional and as a person, which has been invaluable. I’ve also gained some brilliant working relationships and friendships along the way.”
You can find out my information about our Level 6 in Paramedic Practice Programme by clicking here
Medipro are excited to start a unique relationship with Bristol Ambulance Service as their apprentice training provider. A large independent company, Bristol Ambulance Service boasts over 200 clinical staff across a number of regions.
Rob Johnson, Director of operations said “We are delighted to have joined forces with MediPro to deliver our Emergency Care Assistant Apprenticeship program. We believe the mix of formal classroom training, practical sessions and mentored work placements will help us build and retain a very skilled, competent and patient care focused team of Emergency Care Assistants.
This new and exciting apprenticeship model of skilling our workforce in best practice patient care sits perfectly within our core business values.”
Medipro will work with Bristol Ambulance Service to deliver the programme over a period of time, on-site. Apprentices will achieve the futurequals urgent and emergency care programme, emergency driver training as well as the care certificate.
It has been a very busy time for us this last couple of months, with Apprenticeship approvals and completion of our first-ever HCPC approved Paramedic Programme. You can read all about those and more in our newsletter, which you can find at the link below.
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After 8 years in the making, April 24th marks the completion of our first-ever Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice. 14 successful students are now eligible to become HCPC registered Paramedics.
This HCPC approved programme is the only vocational route to becoming a Paramedic, opening the doors to those who may not be able to undertake study through the university route. We at MediPro wanted to create a vocational programme that would help address the industry shortfall and provide learners with an alternative route to becoming a Paramedic.
Working alongside Qualsafe Awards we have been able to take prehospital care Qualifications, to the next level. Not only does the programme accommodate those starting from scratch, but it also allows an RPL route taking into account current skills and experience. Most of the students are now eligible to join the HCPC register come from ambulance backgrounds, allowing Ambulance Technicians to upskill to Paramedics in just 40 weeks.
With the programme’s success, we now have commitments from an NHS trust to fill the next 2 years available places.
It has been a long time in the making, but with our special relationship with Qualsafe, we have been able to make the Programme work.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support and hard work, taking this Programme from a dream and making it a reality.
Are you a Surface Supplied Commercial Diver wanting to increase your employability skills as a Medic?
Kevin did just that and here is what he had to say about the course:
“I am a commercial Diver from Trinidad and Tobago.
I chose MediPro as it was recommended to me by a friend.
The teacher was very knowledgeable and made the lessons fun so it was easy to absorb. I am new to the Medical Diving field so it was very exciting learning more and going deeper into medical conditions and illnesses specific to Diving. Being a diver, it will be a great asset for me to recognise and be able to administer aid should it be needed.
MediPro is proud to announce we are in the position to offer potential paid placements through our unique relationship with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust to our students as part of our Associate Ambulance Practitioner course.
Students must meet the minimum criteria in order to be eligible, which includes:
– 5 GCSE Grade C (or above) or relevant equivalent. (To include English and Maths).
– Full UK driving licence with Full C1 category with 2 years driving experience (with a maximum of 3 penalty points for minor driving offences will be considered)
– FutureQuals Emergency driver training award
Courses are held at our centre in Teesside, dates are:
– 18th March 2019
– 10th June 2019
– 9th Sept 2019
For more information Call 01325 609030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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