Paramedics in training

Practice Education for Paramedics

Practice Education for Paramedics

Level 6, 20 credits

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 length

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.

Course content

“Practice Based Education is a critical component of the education and development for the individual learner, the future paramedics, and in the continuing development of the paramedic profession” (College of Paramedics, 2017)

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
Assessment

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

Entry requirements

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

CPD award

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

Study dates

The programme will be offered as our other CPD programmes, January and September intakes.

How to apply

Please apply using the online application form selecting undergraduate from the Level of Entry drop down.

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
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.

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