The FutureQuals Level 4 Diploma for Associate Ambulance Practitioners (AAP™) will help support learners continual professional development. Learners will gain knowledge of the underlying concepts and associated principles within their area of study, including the ability to evaluate and interpret these. They will assess, treat and manage service users (reducing the need for hospital admission), either referring users to alternative care provision or safely discharging them on scene.
This qualification is nationally recognised by the NHS Ambulance Trusts and Private Ambulance Service providers and has been designed with a focus on the key skills and knowledge for the learner who is wanting to qualify as an associate ambulance practitioner.
This qualification is Category F on the FPHC PHEM Skills Framework:
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There are two routes of access to this Programme:
Route 1 – PHECC Registered Paramedic Bridging Route
PHECC Registered Paramedics can apply for RPL granting them direct access to the bridging route.
Route 2 – PHECC EMT & Diploma Level 3 Entrant
New Entrants can access the Level 4 Diploma in conjunction with the DX2 Dual Qualification Course or by completing the Dx2 Level 3 Diploma in Ambulance Emergency and Urgent Care Support Programme
The Standard Entry Criteria for the programme regardless of route is as follows:
- The recommended minimum age for entry is eighteen.
- Certification in CFR Advanced
- All course participants should be mature enough to comprehend the knowledge, skills and implications associated with defibrillation and have a maturity to complete assessment to receive certification.
- 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
- An application interview and clinical assessment is conducted for each prospective student
As there are two routes the timelines for each route are outlined below.
Bridging route PHECC Paramedic:
This route shall be delivered over four weekend days (9.00-5pm) ) with an additional hybrid learning package to be completed. The total qualification time for this programme is 480 Hours.
Direct Entry Route:
PHECC EMT & DX2 FutureQuals Level 3 Diploma in Ambulance emergency and urgent care support award holders
This route shall be delivered over ten weekend days (9.00-5pm) ) with an additional hybrid learning package to be completed.
750 hours of PAID frontline ambulance placements with our partners Polaris Medical (subject to meeting the requirements for employment)
2 Weeks of Hospital and other healthcare Placements in a selection of settings
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N.B you must have completed Level 3 Diploma in Ambulance Emergency & Urgent Care Support
The course is hybrid delivery model with a suite of guided digital learning and self directed online learning.
We also have classroom guided learning hours which will take place on the following dates:
3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th February 24
2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th March 24