Qualification Qualifications ExplainedAccess
Study ModeFull Time, Part Time
1 Year - 3.5 Days p/w
Start dateAug 2023
This is a full time programme over 1 year and is part of the Scottish wider access programme (swap).
The course is designed for you if you have life experience and are looking to return to education with the objective of building a career as a paramedic or a career within the health sector.
Students should have few 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 will learn
Course units include:
- First aid
- Human Biology
- Mental Health and Mental Illness
- Values and principles
- Human Development
- Social Influences
- Core skills such as Communications, and Numeracy.
You will be assessed using essays, class-based exams and presentations
- Whilst there are no formal qualifications required, applicants must have good written and spoken communication skills.
- You must have been out of 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.
You can progress onto HNC Healthcare Practice at Glasgow Kelvin College.
You can also progress on to an undergraduate paramedic science degree at Glasgow Caledonian University, Stirling University and University of West of Scotland, or other healthcare related degrees