Ambulance support worker apprenticeship

Respond to emergency, urgent or unscheduled calls to provide care and clinical support

During the ambulance support worker apprenticeship, you’ll transport individuals to and from specified treatment centres and other locations, which may be very remote settings, driving safely and at progressively high speeds as appropriate, and also have the responsibility of managing a vehicle. You’ll work as part of a double ambulance crew, either alongside a more senior member of staff such as a paramedic or associate ambulance practitioner, or with another non-registered ambulance support worker. For some non-urgent care, you may work alone. You’ll be required to work in a range of settings and environments, including, in some cases, uncontrollable environments assisting individuals at the scene. Your clinical duties will vary and often you’ll support and assist the senior clinician and, in cases where patients deteriorate, you’ll provide the basic level of life-saving techniques.


Duration: 13 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the ambulance support worker apprenticeship: A full driving licence for the class of vehicle being driven. Undertake a fitness test and organisational interview. Meet the 15 standards set out in the Care Certificate

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum

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