What is it like to become a Community Paramedic?
Community Paramedics, sometimes referred to as First contact Community Paramedics, are registered healthcare professionals who are increasingly becoming employed within the primary care environment. To practice and call yourself a Paramedic, you must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
To be a qualified paramedic you must:
Entry requirements for an undergraduate course are typically;
two or three A levels, including a science, along with five GCSEs (grades 9-4/A-C), including English language, Maths and Science or equivalent qualifications:
- BTEC, HND or HNC, including Science
- Relevant NVQ
- Science- or health-based access course
- Equivalent Scottish or Irish qualifications.