Paramedic Practice


Paramedic Practice student Stephanie Hall stands in front of an ambulance simulator at St James' in Manchester.

Paramedic Practice is one of the fastest developing health professions. Studying our course approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and delivered primarily at our St James’ site in Manchester, you’ll prepare for roles within the ambulance service, urgent care centres, GP clinics and other health and social care settings.

Learn from registered paramedics and a range of specialists. Practise in our ambulance simulator. Solve problems in our 3D immersive simulation suite. Then apply everything you’ve learnt to practice – you’ll spend half of your time on the frontline with ambulance crews and other healthcare teams.

Quick, clinical decisions. Assessment of symptoms. Prompt intervention. Life as a paramedic on the frontline is challenging, yet extremely rewarding. At Edge Hill, you’ll learn from registered paramedics and a range of other health care specialists.

Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), we focus on recreating scenarios you might face, in a safe and supportive environment. Practise in our ambulance simulator, hone skills at clinical skills stations and learn to problem-solve in our 3D immersive simulation suite. After practising with your peers, you’ll apply the theory on placements – half the course takes place in clinical settings.

Paramedic practice is one of the fastest developing health professions, and our graduates have a great employability rate. As well as the ambulance service, you might find opportunities in urgent care centres, GP clinics and walk-in centres. We also offer the MSci Nurse Paramedic (Adult) programme – the first of its kind in the UK.

  • As an approved HCPC programme, you will be eligible to apply to join the professional register and work as a paramedic on completion of this course.
  • The programme has a 100% employability rate (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18). Long term career prospects are excellent too, while many paramedics also go on to further study.
  • Apply theory to practice on a range of placements in urgent and emergency care settings across Greater Manchester and the North West.
  • Paramedic Practice is delivered primarily at St James’ in central Manchester.


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Nurse Paramedic (Adult) MSci (Hons) B795
Paramedic Practice BSc (Hons) BB95

We also offer a professional development programme for qualified paramedics.

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Clinical & Professional Paramedic Practice BSc (Hons) Apply Direct

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Two students perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a mannequin in the ambulance simulator.

Paramedic Practice is delivered primarily at St James’ in central Manchester, while our Nurse Paramedic programme is split between St James’ and Edge Hill University.

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.

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.

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Open Days and Virtual Events

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 would usually be to discover St James’ in central Manchester for yourself by attending a drop-in afternoon.

While drop-in afternoons are not currently taking place, you can find out more about studying Paramedic Practice with us by viewing our virtual open day pages.

The virtual open day pages, which are available on-demand, offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including paramedic practice, through a series of online activities.

View our virtual open day pages
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