Qualification Code:



36 Weeks

Delivery Method:

Classroom & Online


£4,500 (excludes any placement)

Course Overview

Are you an experienced ECA looking to take your career to the next level? Look no further! Our Level 4 Diploma in Associate Ambulance Practitioner Training Course ECA Top-Up is specially designed for individuals like you who want to upgrade their skills and knowledge in the independent ambulance sector.

With this comprehensive course, you’ll learn in convenient blocks, allowing you to balance your studies with your work commitments. Our goal is to confirm your competence in the essential skills and knowledge required for an Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) role.

As an AAP, you’ll play a crucial part in the Emergency & Urgent Care setting, providing high-quality and compassionate care to service users. From responding to emergency (999) and urgent calls to providing on-scene assessment, treatment, and management, your role will be vital in ensuring the well-being of those in need.

Our course will equip you with the necessary expertise to make appropriate clinical decision, while also assisting with non-conveyance or onward referral when appropriate. By completing this qualification, you’ll be prepared to take on new challenges and enhance your career as an Associate Ambulance Practitioner.

Take the next step towards professional growth and enroll in our Level 4 Diploma in Associate Ambulance Practitioner Training Course ECA Top-Up today!

Accelerate your career in the ambulance pre-hospital field with our Level 4 Diploma in Associate Ambulance Practitioner Training Course ‘ECA Top-up’. This comprehensive program is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance your role to the next level.

Split into three modules, each lasting 12 weeks, this course offers a well-structured and sequential learning experience. With a blend of eLearning and clinical practice, you’ll gain hands-on experience while working alongside experienced AAPs or paramedics.

Module 1 combines blended and supported eLearning with 200 hours of clinical practice. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside experienced AAPs or paramedics, gaining hands-on experience while signing off on essential competencies. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, trauma effects on the body, professional standards, and pharmacology.

Module 2 comprises a focused two-week classroom block supplemented by an additional 200 hours of clinical practice. Dive deeper into advanced areas such as airway management, drug administration, assisting advanced practitioners, trauma assessment and management, as well as childbirth and maternity care.

In Module 3, you’ll attend another two-week classroom block along with an extended 250 hours of clinical practice. Develop your expertise in ECG interpretation, clinical decision making, reflective practice, and ethics within healthcare practice.

We understand that investing in your education is important but can also be financially challenging. That’s why we offer a flexible finance agreement that allows you or your employer to pay for the course in convenient quarterly instalments.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and advance your career. Enrol now in our Level 4 Diploma in Associate Ambulance Practitioner Training Course ECA Top-up and become a highly competent healthcare professional.

Upon successful completion of the various assessments you will receive the following qualification:

  • FutureQuals Level 4 Diploma in Associate Ambulance Practitioner

Assessment methods for this programme include: MCQ, short written submissions, exams, presentations, OSCEs and the Practice Assessment Document (PAD)

Learners must be able to demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Have a good level of numeracy, literacy and I.T. skills
  • Be employed as an Emergency Care Assistant (ECA) or similar, in a full-time role for a minimum of 6 months (evidence will be required to show you work at the scope of practice as an ECA, in an appropriate setting e.g. NHS ambulance service or supporting the NHS as an ECA with an independent provider)
  • Have an up-to-date CPD folder demonstrating you meet the care standards having achieved this no more than 18 months ago
  • Access to appropriate workplace/placements and qualified mentorship. All placements must be agreed and audited prior to commencement of your programme.

Once you have demonstrated this criteria you will be invited for an brief interview and professional discussion before a place can be offered.

Over 10,000 people have begun their clinical career with us.

Our clients include the largest NHS ambulance services, and leading multinational corporations. We have trained thousands of students, helping them to achieve their dreams.

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