ACCESS TO PARAMEDIC SCIENCE & HEALTHCARE - SWAP
This is a full time programme over 1 academic year and is part of the Scottish wider access programme (swap).
Aimed at people who have life experience and are wishing to return to education with their objective being a career as a paramedic or a career within the health sector.
Students should have little or no qualifications and have been out of education for 5 years.
You may check your eligibility by contacting SWAPWest directly via www.scottishwideraccess.org
**Please Note: When completing your personal statement please follow the guidelines closely
What you need to qualify for entry...
- Whilst there are no formal qualifications required, applicants must have good written and spoken communication skills.
- Applicants must have been absent from formal education for a minimum of 5 years.
- Applicants will be assessed through their personal statement and be invited in for interview based on the personal statement as part of the recruitment process
- Where English is not your first language Higher ESOL or equivalent is necessary.
If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in a similar subject area.
You need to provide a comprehensive personal statement with your application which MUST include the following:
- Why you wish to study the access programme
- What field of healthcare (which should include paramedic) do you wish to enter and why?
- What do you think are the things patients are most concerned about when being treated medically?
- Give an example of a time within your personal life and/or work life where you have dealt with a challenging situation. How did you respond to this, what was the outcome, and what would you do differently if faced with this situation again?
- Include the skills, qualities and attributes you believe you have that would make you the right person to work in your chosen field.
Course units include:
- First aid
- Human Biology
- Mental Health and Mental Illness
- Values and principles
- Human Development
- Core skills such as Communications, ICT and Numeracy.
Candidates will be assessed using essays, class-based exams and presentations
1 Academic Year
August - June.
Candidates can either progress to undergraduate paramedic science degree at Glasgow Caledonian University, Stirling University and University of West of Scotland.
Students can also progress onto HNC: Care & Administrative Practice at Glasgow Kelvin College.