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CPD Practice Education for Paramedics

Level 6 (undergraduate), 20 credits

Start dates
September, January, April
Course length
15 weeks FullTime
City campus

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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

Course under review

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

Qualification requirements

  • Relevant work experience

    The programme has taken account of the appropriate levels of the Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies (FHEQ) and is aligned to level 6 descriptors.

    The criteria for admission to the CPD requires applicants to be currently registered with the HCPC as a Paramedic. The final award for this CPD programme is a Certificate in Continuing Professional Development – Practice Education for Paramedics

How to apply

To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU CPD application form. You will need to provide details of your qualifications and curent employment.


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

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development programme is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.

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.