UWE DipHE Paramedic Science

This page has been created to provide you with all of the relevant information about the Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) Distance Learning Programme (DLP) that the Trust supports and runs in conjunction with University of the West of England (UWE).

Please note that the application window for this programme is currently closed. Any future cohorts will be advertised via the Bulletin and on Aspire where an application can be made.

The DLP with UWE has now been running for a number of years. We have established links with UWE, who provide two DipHE DLPs: a 2-year version and 2.5-year version, which differ in their entry criteria.

The essential criteria that applicants need to meet to apply are:

2-year programme essential criteria for applicants are:

– GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English, or the equivalent Functional Skills certificate,
– A minimum of three years’ NHS clinical experience working as an Emergency Care Assistant, Ambulance Practitioner, HDU Care Technician or an Advanced Technician (within the last five years).

2.5-year programme essential criteria for applicants are:

– GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English, or the equivalent Functional Skills certificate,
– A minimum of one years’ NHS clinical experience working as an Emergency Care Assistant, Ambulance Practitioner, HDU Care Technician or an Advanced Technician (within the last five years).

Application Requirements:

Any application you submit to be considered for a DLP will require you to summarise your clinical experience to date, why you would like a place on the programme, and what would make you the ideal candidate. Before you complete your application, you are required to email your Line Manager to request a reference.

Please note that when shortlisting applications, we look at the following criteria:

– The summary you have provided on your application of your clinical experience to date, why you would like a place on the programme, and what would make you the ideal candidate;
– Your Line Manager reference;
– Whether you are currently in the Talent Pool

Each of these elements will be measured against a weighting criteria and will be taken into consideration when shortlisting.

Both an application and accompanying Line Manager Reference need to be returned to people.development@swast.nhs.uk. It is your responsibility to ensure this documentation is returned by the required date, failure to do so may result in your application being withdrawn from the selection process.

On completion of an interview process, all applicants will be measured against a weighting criteria based on the following elements:

– Interview score;
– Application score
– Candidates in the talent pool.

This process enables a fair and equitable way of scoring and will enable us to provide you with detailed feedback

Accelerated Learning (AL) Module:

Prior to commencing a DLP course with UWE, you will be required to undertake an AL module at UWE. Please note that attendance on the dates set for the AL is mandatory.

We would like you to be able to view the frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) for each programme cohort as a point of reference. There are differences between each of the cohorts therefore each FAQ document will provide different information. This is particularly useful for managers and the students on each course. Please be aware that email points of contact in some of the answers may now be out of date and therefore if you have any queries at all please contact people.development@swast.nhs.uk

Please click on this link to see FAQs

The application window for this programme is currently closed. Any future cohorts will be advertised via the Bulletin and on Aspire where an application can be made.