Associate ambulance practitioner apprenticeship

Respond to 999 and urgent calls, and provide emergency care for people as part of an ambulance crew

During the associate ambulance practitioner apprenticeship, your day-to-day duties will include, as part of an ambulance crew, responding to emergency (999) and urgent calls, and providing emergency and urgent assistance. You’ll assess, treat and manage those in need of care at the scene, and then either refer them for further treatment or safely discharge them. Other tasks include working closely with other emergency services and the wider NHS. You’ll work at a level above healthcare support worker and develop knowledge of the underlying concepts and associated principles within your area of study, including the ability to evaluate and interpret these. You’ll work under the supervision of a registered practitioner for an initial probationary period of 20 weeks. After successful completion, you’ll be accountable for your own actions, operating within your own scope of practice.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the associate ambulance practitioner apprenticeship: Disclosure and Barring Service check, fitness test, aged 18 years or over, and a full driving licence

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree and above

Potential salary upon completion: £24,000 per annum

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