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Level 6 Paramedic Practitioner (Approval Pending)


Listed below are all of our Paramedic Courses. You can find all the information you need and to book a place.


+ Level 6 Paramedic Practitioner (Approval Pending)

+ Key Information

Duration: 4 years part-time
Cost: £21,600 (Incl VAT)
Qualification Code: L6PP

HCPC Status: Approval Pending

+ Practice-Based Education

Practice-based education is integral to this programme and is designed to be varied and engaging to help foster your new knowledge, skills and behaviours. Arranged in busy NHS ambulance trusts and hospitals your placements will be challenging, rewarding whilst supportive.

Placements are arranged within the North East Ambulance Service NHS trust, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS trust as well as additional opportunities at Kettering Hospitals NHS trust.

Practice-based education breakdown by placement provider:


Level 5

  • North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust – Ambulance (260 hours of placement)
  • North Tees Hospital NHS Trust – A&E department (80 hours of placement)
  • North Tees Hospital NHS Trust – Theatres (40 hours of placement)
  • North Tees Hospital NHS Trust – Admissions and Elderly Care (40 hours of placement)
  • North Tees Hospital NHS Trust – ITU/ICU (40 hours of placement)

Total Hours of Placements – 500 hours


Level 6

  • North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust – Ambulance (200 hours of placement)
  • North Tees Hospital NHS Trust – Paediatrics (40 hours of placement)
  • North Tees Hospital NHS Trust – MIU/Urgent Care (80 hours of placement)
  • North Tees Hospital NHS Trust – Maternity (40 hours of placement)

Total Hours of Placements – 360 hours


As part of Level 6, learners are required to complete a 40-hour elective placement to help support their professional development in a particular area of practice and support the construction of their dissertation. Note elective placements can be practice or observational.

Current available options for clinical placement – This list is not exhaustive and is developing on a regular basis.

  • Kettering Hospital NHS trust (Paramedic led critical resuscitation)
  • Kettering Hospital NHS trust (Clinical research)
  • Kettering Hospital NHS trust (Trauma unit)
  • North Tees Hospital NHS Trust (Clinical research)
  • North Tees Hospital NHS Trust (All departments already visited)
  • MediPro (Clinical education)
  • Falck Fire (Industrial COMAH specialist site)

+ Dates and Booking

This programme will commence twice a year during April and September.

To book, please call the office admissions team on 01325 609 030

+ Course Description

The programme has been designed by Medipro to support and challenge learners throughout their learning, development and educational experience incorporating a spiral curriculum.

This process is a common curriculum design in healthcare education, rooted in the cognitive theory of how we learn and promoted by Jerome Bruner (1960) who explained how this was possible through the concept of the spiral curriculum. This involved information being structured so that complex ideas can be taught at a simplified level first, and then re-visited at more complex levels later. Therefore, subjects would be taught at levels of gradually increasing difficulty (hence the spiral analogy).

It has the advantage of promoting deeper learning and retention of information into the long-term memory and the ability to apply and transfer knowledge and understanding in different contexts.

Using a spiral process to develop competency in undergraduate healthcare learners is a dynamic process in which key topics of current paramedic practice are introduced and revisited with increasing levels of complexity.

This process supports comprehensive learning where connections are made over time. In the curriculum, current paramedic practice, including the knowledge, skills, and behaviours required to become a safe and effective paramedic, will spiral through the programme.

The curriculum builds from the fundamental foundations the learner has already gathered within their healthcare education and practice, developing a more complex analysis and application of knowledge, skills and behaviours to develop learners’ readiness for current paramedic practice.

Applicants to this course must be a qualified FutureQuals Level 4 Associate Ambulance Practitioner (or equivalent). The programme is a part-time level 6 award culminating in 110 credits at level 5 and 130 credits at level 6.

+ Syllabus

The aim of the Level 6 Paramedic Practitioner programme is to support, educate, and develop learners into safe, enquiring and effective practitioners with the capacity to care for patients, families and colleagues in a range of challenging and unpredictable situations. These objectives will be achieved through a teaching scheme delivered through three key components: knowledge, skills and behaviours.

The acquisition of knowledge will be achieved through lecture teaching sessions and workshops, a strong clinical and simulation aspect as well as self-directed study through online and library resources. A solid foundation of knowledge will then foster to further develop the skills of paramedic practice primarily through active engagement at workshops, simulation, assignments, and portfolio development. The final component of behaviours emphasises the need for the learner to develop the skills to effectively communicate with services users and colleagues. Learning from all three components will be applied to clinical practice, with the learner undertaking reflective practice, interprofessional learning and demonstrating professional development through the completion of various assessments and active participation with practice educators, completing the required assessment documents

Programme Modules:

Level 5

Clinical practice application – paramedic practice

Applying communication skills in practice

Socio-Economic influences on illness and injury

Introduction into evidence-based research


Level 6

Advancing clinical practice

Healthcare systems and organisational structures

Ethics and professional standards for the developing healthcare professional


Summative assessment methods include (but not limited to):

  • Academic essays
  • Reflective writing
  • Observed structured clinical examination (OSCE)
  • Presentations
  • Peer review
  • Un-seen written examination
  • Practice assessment document

Formative assessment includes opportunities for the learner to practice summative assessments and peer reviews. Feedback will form an integral part of the formative assessment process.

+ Certification

Upon successful completion of all components of the programme, learners will be awarding a level 6 Paramedic Practitioner award from FutureQuals Awards which will be 240 credits.

There are no exit awards available on this course.

+ Pre-requisites

Applications will be submitted and screened by the admissions team using parameters agreed by the programme committee.

A summary of minimum entry criteria:

  • Minimum of (or equivalent*) literacy and numeracy level 2.
  • Achievement of the following regulated qualification (or equivalent**):
  • Level 4 Diploma in Associate Ambulance Practitioner

*Equivalent qualification includes GCSE level A*-C, or the new GCSE standard 9-4, Scotland National level 5 or international level 4 (PIAAC, AILS, ALL)

** Any equivalent qualification would need to go through a full RPL mapping process

All learners who pass the entry screening will be invited for:

  • Professional interview

+ International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Evidence required around a good reading, writing and spoken English (where English is the second language applicants must demonstrate competent skills in written and spoken English to IELTS 7.0 with minimum of 6.5 in each of the sub tests).

+ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Successful applicants will undergo enhanced checks via the DBS formerly CRB. Your DBS will be applied for following an accepted offer onto the programme. All associated costs will be met by MediPro. All students must disclose any convictions to MediPro on application.

+ Immunisations/Vaccinations

All learners who successfully complete and accept a place on the programme will be required to undergo an Occupational Health surveillance as well as immunisation programme for clinical practice. All associated costs will be met by Medipro

+ Level 6 Paramedic Practitioner Programme Handbook


Apprenticeships are a way for you to recruit or upskill your workforce. This provides your staff with accredited and NHS recognised qualifications that they can achieve whilst they work for you.


Both Rob and Tony the CERAD tutors were absolutely amazing, helpful and patient with us. Couldn’t have asked for better trainers or a better bunch of people to take this journey with!

Tia Sayer – Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician – East of England Ambulance Service

We’ve had the support we’ve needed, and the training has been good. So, for anyone looking to progress, or considering joining the ambulance service, I would recommend it. Absolutely!

Jack Bird, Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician, East of England Ambulance Service

I think the learning is very clear. Direct. All the tutors have been very professional. It’s been all positive experiences.

Keith Stead, Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician, East of England Ambulance Service

I like the practicals. I learn more this way because the job itself is so practical, you gain confidence this way.

Abby Hobbs, Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician, East of England Ambulance Service

I think the course so far has been really good. I’ve liked the practical sessions. It’s clear what we need to learn and there’s a lot of support as well.

Amy Palfreyman, Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician, East of England Ambulance Service

I would definitely recommend you guys to others. I feel like there’s a lot of support when needed. It’s been really enjoyable.

Imogen Fitzgerald, Apprentice Emergency Medical Technician, East of England Ambulance Service

Since I had graduated, I was a little uncertain with the route I would take as my lack of driving experience was holding me back from joining a trust and wanted to find another way, to consolidate my learning. With some background experience in mentoring, I soon enough came across MediPro and applied for the NQP clinical tutor role.

Since then, I have been very fortunate to work with a lovely team that have a similar insight to myself with making student contact count to give back and help students bridge that gap between the classroom and the road. Overall, l’ve felt more confident with deepening my clinical knowledge and helping seal the vast breadth of topics we may not always come across on the road often.

I strongly believe MediPro will play a huge part in this journey with the different opportunities available and I have high hopes for the future.

Pooja Kaur, Clinical Tutor, MediPro

Upon graduating last year, I was surprised to find a job advertised with MediPro in which I could come straight out of university and into training. This opportunity usually only presents itself after years of experience, so I was eager to give it a go. I was welcomed on board and made to feel comfortable by all staff throughout the past 6 months and have already been granted many opportunities as part of the company, including two new qualifications.

I still get time on the road to practice as a HCPC registered Paramedic, although the majority of my role is spent teaching and supporting others. This has gained me more confidence, knowledge, and professional development than I ever thought it would, and I’ve made some great friendships along the way.

Leah Marshall, Clinical Tutor, MediPro

Qualifying as a Paramedic, I feel like I’ve accomplished something I never thought I would be able to. I think it is an amazing job!

At the beginning, I joined MediPro with my FREC 3, which started me off with patient transport. Since then, I’ve progressed into technician and then straight onto paramedic, which I found was a great way of doing things.

The teaching at MediPro was brilliant. I found that it was very hands-on and very adaptable to how I like to learn.

My mentors have been brilliant. I literally wouldn’t have been able to do that without their help and guidance. They haven’t done it for me, but they have definitely helped and supported me to do it and complete this course. I couldn’t thank them more!

Abbi Turnbull, Paramedic, MediPro

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.

Alex Hutchinson, Clinical Tutor, MediPro

I completed my level 3 CERAD in March of this year, this was the third course I have done with Medipro in the last 14 months. In all of the courses I have done with Medipro I have found nothing but genuine, friendly, top class people. 

The level 3 CERAD was intense and challenging but Colin was excellent in his delivery, explanation and constructive criticism. 

Can not recommend MediPro enough, I have booked onto my Freuc 5 at the end of this year.  

Phil Brazier, Level 3 CERAD

Since graduating from my Sports Science and Injury Rehabilitation degree, I have been desperate to work in the healthcare industry, particularly emergency care. When I came across the MediPro ECA apprenticeship, I knew I had to apply. The opportunity to learn new skills, whilst gaining practical experience in the field, seemed too good to be true – but it has proven to be the opposite! 

The opportunity has not only allowed me to learn more about this complex profession, but grow in confidence as a person. The experience is designed in such a way that I was allowed to gain confidence in my ability, before increasing my responsibility. This was primarily done by working with other welcoming and experienced colleagues, who were all extremely helpful in guiding me through the process. The leadership and mentor team have been with me every step of the way, ensuring that I am well equipped to operate to the high standards that are required, whilst also showing great trust in me to put my skills into practice. 

MediPro has allowed me to access my dream career and have given me an experience so far that has ensured it will be a lifelong journey. 

Emily Bonham, ECA Apprenticeship, MediPro

Medipro is a very responsive apprenticeship training provider. They help us build and retain a very skilled, competent and patient care focused team of Emergency Care Assistants.

They also provide Paramedic training for Ambulance Technicians helping us to develop critical skills for our business.

The programme has helped us train and develop our workforce and has been extremely well organised and facilitated, and I am pleased to say that skills development goes from strength to strength.

We have found our working relationship with MediPro to be a very proactive one and we look forward/ to continuing to work together.

James Tavener
Training Manager, Bristol Ambulance EMS

MediPro have become a key support to our operations, helping us offer a safe, compliant and superior medical response service to our clientele. They have assisted us in the development of new competency programmes for our staff, new documentation flows for our patients and advised on new equipment and practices that improve our immediate treatment delivery. In addition, they have been a consistent and reliable source of guidance and advice throughout our work together. I would highly recommend their services which are operationally outstanding and financially very reasonable.

Peter Burke, Operations Manager, Teesside

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.

Kevin, Diver Medic Technician

I have been attending training at MediPro for 10 years. The offshore medic and distance learning refresher is great. Lovely people, great attitude, great educators.

Julian Searle
Offshore Medic Refresher
Distance Learning

The clinical placement in the unique Urgent Care Centre, North Tees Hospital, is exactly suited for the Offshore Medic course, allowing me to demonstrate all previous Learnt Theoretical, for urgent Primary care assessments in the field.

The mixture of GPs & Urgent Care Practitioner Nurses provided a 24/7 facility for a diverse range of presentations. I also spent time in the busy accident & emergency department.

Martin Hagues, Offshore Medic