Paramedic Practice


Three Paramedic students practice their skills on a mannequin lying on the floor outside the ambulance simulator at St James' in Manchester.

Delivered in collaboration with the North West Ambulance Service and accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, our Paramedic Practice degree enables you to train for a career providing urgent and emergency care to service users outside of the hospital environment.

You will gain practical experience in our immersive simulation suite and undertake frontline placements with emergency ambulance crews.

The programme is taught primarily at St James’, our Manchester city centre location, with placements across Greater Manchester and the North West of England.


Three students administer treatment to a mannequin using the clinical skills facilities.Paramedic Practice is delivered primarily at St James’ in central Manchester.

St James’ provides an extensive modern clinical simulation suite including a mock operating theatre, ambulance simulator and clinical skills stations. A 3D immersive simulation suite enables you to practice clinical scenarios in a realistic, supportive and safe environment.

Approximately three weeks is also spent at the Edge Hill University campus when focusing on particular specialist subjects, such as counselling and maternity care. The clinical skills facilities at Edge Hill University include ward simulations and operating theatres with industry standard equipment, as well as robot-style mannequins that can simulate a wide range of symptoms, from pregnancy to a temperature.

Open Days

The ambulance simulator which forms part of the clinical skills facilities at St James' in Manchester.If you are considering studying Paramedic Practice at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to attend an open event at St James’ in Manchester.

You can visit our Oxford Street site, talk to tutors, chat to current students, attend a subject presentation to find out more about training to work as a paramedic, and take a tour of the clinical skills simulation suite.

These events are a great opportunity to view the facilities and find out more about training to work as a paramedic.

View Manchester open event dates and book your place