Standard of the Week – Paramedic (Degree) (HCPC 2022)

9 July, 2024

The Level 6 Paramedic (Degree) (HCPC 2022) apprenticeship standard has been approved for delivery since 8th August 2018.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to respond to 999 critical emergencies and traumatic situations, delivering high quality and effective pre-hospital clinical care and patient transportation in a safe and timely manner. Paramedics are usually the first to arrive at the scene of an accident or emergency, before any other healthcare professional, and are required to quickly carry out a risk assessment of the scene then decide on how to best treat the person. This decision usually includes a diagnostic evaluation of the patient’s condition and may include administration of medication before they get to the hospital.

Paramedics may also transport patients that are being transferred between hospitals or services. Paramedics use advanced driving skills under emergency and non-emergency driving conditions to respond to and transport emergency and routine calls as required. Paramedics are autonomous practitioners and must meet the ‘Standards of Proficiency – Paramedics’ and the ‘Standards of conduct, performance and ethics’ set by the HCPC

There are currently 8 registered training providers for this standard.

From 1st August 2023, the Department for Education has merged RoATP (Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers) and RoEPAO (Register of End Point Assessment Organisations) and is now called APAR (Apprenticeship Provider and Assessment Register).

You access information about applying to the APAR as an apprenticeship training provider.

You can access the Level 6 Paramedic (Degree) (HCPC 2022) apprenticeship standard here.