About this course
Paramedics deal with emergency situations and are often the first on the scene of an incident or accident. They can work as part of a rapid response team dealing with a range of situations and this includes ones requiring road or air transport by fixed wing or transport/rescue by helicopter.
Arguably, Paramedics are involved with a wider range of patients than any other health care professional. This is a role that demands not only an advanced level of autonomous professional and practical knowledge but also highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work under pressure.
The programme is delivered in association with ORMS using University approved tutors at DX2. It is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC UK). It is designed to run part time on a modular basis over 2 or 3 years* and is integrated with the student’s employment and/or clinical placements taking place in the united kingdom. The award will lead to a BSc honours degree in Paramedic Science from The University of Chester.
Entry to the programme is available to PHECC registered EMT’s with appropriate experience. The Following a minimum entry requirements.
The recommended minimum age for entry is eighteen.
PHECC Registered EMT
DX2 Paramedic Science Bootcamp or equivalent
This course is delivered in English as such an acceptable level of English to assimilate and relay the information in the course is required. For further information see our English Language policy
Additionally participants will be required to complete:
- CERAD Level 3 (UK Blue Light Driving Qualification)
- UK Tech certification in conjunction with DX2 paramedic bootcamp if accepted to the programme
In addition a selection event will take place and will consist of:
An online application form
An Online Theory assessment
This programme is delivered Part time with Blended learning . It is anticipated student will complete 4 modules per year part time, completing the programme in 2 years
EMT to UK Technician Bridging:
This Bridging programme takes 6 weeks to complete with a mixture of online learning and 4 practical contact days at DX2 and associated clinical placements (depending on participants previous experience).
HCPC Paramedic Programme:
The total duration of the programme is 2 years. 4 modules per year part time. combining online learning, face to face instruction blocks at DX2 and clinical placements on front line ambulances in the UK.
The 8 Modules are split into 3 phases, these include:
Preparation: Directed reading & online tasks
Attendance: Lectures, Scenario training
Consolidation: Directed reading, placement, module assignment
This programme ensures that the student develops all of the knowledge and skills for Paramedic practice and also concentrates on the following themes:
Academic knowledge and skills development.
Anatomy, Physiology and Patho-physiology of conditions encountered
Clinical practice pertinent to Paramedic practice for the environments encountered
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Paramedic practice
Operational leadership, command and control
BSc Paramedic Science award by The University of Chester.
Completion of the programme DOES provide you with the eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC (UK) as a Paramedic.
Paramedic is a legally protected title in the UK and can only be used by a properly HCPC registered person.
N.B this is NOT a PHECC programme. Students wishing to apply to PHECC for recognition of qualifications obtained outside Ireland may pursue that avenue, more information on that process is available here
Students will be continually assessed throughout the Programme on the knowledge and practical skills acquired.
Full information is available in the examination induction
Students will undertake clinical placements in the following manner:
750hrs Placement per year with a minimum of
375 hours Front line ambulance placements per year
Clinical placements will take place in the united kingdom and Ireland with agreed placement providers. All UK placements will take place in London and surrounding areas. Ambulance placements will take place in shifts of 4 days/nights in a row.
Students will have the ability to undertake PAID ambulance placements with our placement provider, providing they have completed the following:
UK Qualification at ECA/Tech level – Obtained though DX2 Bridging Programme for entry to Paramedic Programme
DBS/Vetting Check and associated HR processes
UK Driving Licence
UK Blue light driving qualification
UK Qualification and CERAD (blue light driving) are requirements for the programme and will be completed during and post bootcamp prior to course commencement.
The HCPC is changing the SET1, the requirement will mean that for courses from 1 September 2021 students may only enrol onto a course that results in a BSc with Honours. However, anyone enrolled on a HEMP diploma level course prior to this date is still eligible to apply for registration at a later date if you have successfully completed the HEMP programme.
On successful completion of this programme, Students will be eligable to apply to apply to HCPC for paramedic registration, offering them the ability to register on post graduate programmes learning to PGCert PGDip or MSc programmes in pre-hospital emergency care.
DX2 Training Solutions is committed to providing equal access to all learners regardless of their gender, marital status, family status, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic/national origins or membership of the travelling community. We are committed to ensuring that the learning environment is as inclusive and as accessible as possible.
We have developed an overview of the supports available to learners while studying at our institution. Should you require learner supports please indicate this on your learner registration from in the supports section or by contacting our administration team.
Computer literacy– A dedicated “familiarisation” session is available to students as part of their programme to assist with basic computer skills required for their programme.
Availability of Technology – DX2 provides an “IT loan” system which allows students the ability to borrow laptops or tablets with internet access, subject to availability and loan criteria.
Literacy- Under certain circumstances for programmes we have the ability to facilitate oral examinations where a literacy issue has been identified.
Language – We have some of our course books available in different languages and can provide these on request, in addition the translate app may be used on DX2 tablet devices for specific language difficulties.
Impaired mobility- where a learner meets the entry criteria for programmes the assignment of accessible training room and ground level toilet facilities will be ensured.
Mental Health- DX2 provides access to CISM trained staff for students who require this level of assistance. In addition where possible, assessments etc will be structured singularly or at a time suiting to the students’ needs e.g. Completing the assessment first/last.
Sensory disability – Microphones are available to enhance audio for learners, we also utilise the ‘Hand Talk’ application to translate instructor speech to ASL using a virtual avatar on screen on a tablet provided to learner.
Mentorship – Learner groups are assigned a Programme Director who will fulfil the role of mentor for the learner group, advising, supporting and providing one to support where necessary. Programmes of a longer duration may have an additional learner mentor assigned. In addition certain programmes will include 1:1 meetings between learner and mentor to support the learning.
Physical Library – A library of hardcopy books is available to learners onsite who would like to engage in further reading or study. Subject to library loan criteria.
Virtual Library/Resources – A suite of virtual support materials is available to students, specific to their programme of study including virtual textbooks, video tutorial supports, interactive quizzes and other virtual supports. These supports are accessible from the programme Moodle or teams platform specific to the programme of study.
Technical Support – Technical support to cover IT platform issues or challenges is available to learners for the duration of their programme. Specific information regarding IT supports will be provided on programme induction.
Intellectual disability – we welcome learners of all abilities provided the course prerequisites are achieved. We provide support to learners with known intellectual disability including adapted notes (coloured paper or visual), earphones to control volume, additional breaks where required, video supports created to support the learner, 1:1 tutorials and other specific supports for individual learners identified by need.
Religious – We have provided a space for use as prayer room
Breastfeeding mothers – we have provided a quiet space for breastfeeding mothers to express.
Financial/monetary: Approved provider with SOLAS/INTRO to deliver training for DSP funded candidates. Learner loan scheme available through a provider flexifi with flexible payment terms and rates. Flexible payment plans individualised for each programme.
Finance is available through our finance partner Flexifi for students with monthly repayments from €450 per month over 3 years, this can be offset with paid ambulance placements with our placement provider offering students the ability to earn while they learn and spread the cost.
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Our HCPC Paramedic Faculty Members
Dan Davern MSc BSc GDip NQEMT AP MCPara
Dan is Managing Director here at DX2. While his main responsibility is the oversight of our organisation he is also dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients, the delivery of our training programmes and business development. Dan currently holds a BSc in Analytical Science, MSc in Emergency Medical Science , Dip in Continuing Education and Training, Dip in Emergency Medical Technology, GDip in Emergency medical science giving him Advanced Paramedic status on the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council Register and is a HCPC Registered Paramedic among numerous other qualifications which can be seen on his Linkedin profile. Dan is a Member of the college of paramedics UK and serves as a liaison officer in Ireland for the college.
Dan also holds a PHECC educational award at Tutor Level and is a PHECC Examiner.
Terry Dore MSc BSc GDip NQEMT AP MCPara
Terry has been on faculty with DX2 since 2010, he currently holds a Dip in Emergency Medical Technology from Royal College of Surgeons, a GDip in Emergency Medical Science from UCD giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland and HCPC Paramedic registration in UK, a BSc in Paramedics studies from University of Limerick, an MSc in Emergency Medical Science form UCD and a graduate diploma in emergency medical education at RCSI. Terry is a multi disciplined Facilitator delivering multiple courses across our suite and specialises in the delivery of practitioner education programmes. Terry is also director of pre-hospital education at DX2 Institute of Pre-Hospital Education.
Peter Thorpe MSc BSc NQEMT AP MCPara
Pete has been a faculty member with DX2 Training Solutions since 2018, he currently holds an MSc and BSc in paramedic science giving him Advanced Paramedic status here in Ireland and HCPC Paramedic status in the UK. Pete is a multi disciplined faculty member delivering practitioner programmes. Pete is also a faculty member of RCSed and several universities in the UK delivering paramedic education.
What Our Students Say
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