Paramedic Practice


Three students administer treatment to a mannequin using the clinical skills facilities.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.

You can also combine training in nursing and paramedic practice and gain eligibility to register as both a qualified adult nurse and paramedic on our MSci Nurse Paramedic (Adult). On this four-year course, two years are primarily delivered at Edge Hill University and two years at St James’ in Manchester, complemented by extensive placement and simulated learning opportunities.

Paramedic Practice in the News


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

In addition to the above degrees which enables you to train as a paramedic, we also offer a professional development programme for qualified paramedics.


A student paramedic practices checking the blood pressure of one of her peers.

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.

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine 360 Virtual Tour

Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre 360 Virtual Tour

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 at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our November 2020 open day is going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about paramedic practice and the University through a series of online activities.

If you would like to see our stunning campus for yourself, private campus tours, led by a student guide, are also available on a variety of dates. Pre-booking is essential.

Book your place at our virtual open day

Book your place on a campus tour