CPD Practice Education for Paramedics

Level 6 (undergraduate), 20 credits

Start dates

September 2023

January 2023

Course length

14 weeks

Course cost

Total cost: £840


City campus

Course aim

This course is designed to enable paramedics working in a variety of settings, to develop person-centred and reflective approaches to supporting and assessing learning in practice. To apply best evidence to promote the development of self and others in practice.

Course content

We recognise that while you may already have considerable experience as a paramedic, you may also need and want further academic recognition to enhance your practice and future-proof yourself for emerging roles. This is an exciting opportunity for existing practicing HCPC registered Paramedics to build and develop your knowledge, professionalism and research skills required to enhance your current and future practice. This programme will help you to achieve the high standard expected of today’s professional, enabling you to deliver high quality patient care.

Providers of paramedic education in the UK are required to prepare learners to work anywhere in the UK and across health care settings. Practice Education is an important part of your role as a registrant and this programme offers guidance on this critical component of the education and development of the learners that you will support in practice.

Students will be working in practice and therefore will be part time but will be supported by the programme lead throughout. They will have access to all areas of the university as per full time students. The students will have access to online material to support their learning.

The syllabus will cover the following areas:

  • Principles of learning, teaching, assessment and accountability
  • Communication methods and working relationships with students/registrants and the inter-professional team
  • Tripartite relationships/learning agreements 
  • Clinical mentorship/practice education and facilitation of learner support
  • Developing the clinical learning environment
  • Competence-based assessment in the practice setting
  • The development of effective roles and positive relationships within urgent and emergency care teams

Teaching and learning

This is an online module, running for 14 weeks with 200 hours of total learning time provided using a blended model utilising: lectures, reflective discussions, virtual learning environment, workbooks and tutorials.

“We truly believe we are preparing our paramedics for the ever-changing challenges faced by health professionals in today’s health arena.” Jason Comber, Programme Leader.

Entry requirements

You must be a HCPC registered paramedic, working in a clinical practice setting, in order to be considered for this course.


The Level 6 Practice Education for Paramedics Module is assessed via a reflective portfolio of 4500 words equivalent.

CPD award

This CPD is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.

Further information

For further information please contact:

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.