Paramedic Practice Educator

Key Facts

  • Level

    Post RegistrationPO

  • Duration

    10 teaching weeks with assessments to follow

  • Starting

    January, June

  • Fees UK 24/25

    Part Time:: £1,540

  • Location

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The purpose of this module is to encompass key issues necessary for health professionals to support the learner whilst in practice-based education to ensure competence and confidence inline with the Paramedic Curriculum guidance (College of Paramedics) and HCPC Standards of Education and Training. This modules covers a variety of topics that include the role of the practice educator, educational learning theories, learning styles, feedback methods, how to create and deliver an effective action plan, the failing student, managing conflict, students with learning differences and neurodiversity.

Updated 17/07/2024


  • Complete as a standalone module or work towards BSc (Hons)
  • Predominantly taught online, with a flexible approach to when and where you study/learn
  • Delivered by experienced pre-hospital tutors
  • Opens opportunities for employment outside of ambulance trusts, such as GP surgeries and hospitals

Course Content

  • This module can be completed as a standalone module to enhance your professional practice or can be completed as part of the BSc (Hons) Enhancing Paramedic Practice top-up.
    This course is suitable for all HCPC registered paramedics who have completed study at Foundation level or those with IHCD qualifications on the production of evidence of CPD in the previous 2 years.

    The mode of delivery is predominantly online and is designed to allow for a flexible approach to learning, which learners will be able to fit around their professional and personal lives to cause minimal disruption and ensure that a healthy work-life balance can be maintained.
    The module is broken down into weekly themes and within those weekly themes you will find pre-recorded content such as bite-sized lectures, discussion boards, and case studies, this will roughly equate to 4 hours’ worth of online content.

    These theory elements will be supported by weekly 1-hour tutorials delivered via the Collaborate virtual classroom platform and will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions, take part in case/scenario-based discussions, review current evidence and key points from that week’s theme will be recapped.

    Alongside these compulsory elements, there will be the opportunity to attend campus for additional activities designed to complement the online materials, whilst these are not compulsory, they will provide the opportunity to further put the theory into practice and take the form of study skills and discussion groups – as well as providing you with the opportunity to interact with your fellow students and tutors in person.

    Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 24/25. The modules relating to the academic year 25/26 will be available from June 2025.

    • All applicants must be a registered healthcare clinician (HCPC, NMC etc.)
    • A minimum of 100 credits at level 5
    • Applicants who do not have the required 100 Credits at level 5 through certificated learning but hold an Institute of Health and Care Development (IHCD) Paramedic qualification will be credited with 60 Credits at level 5 if they are employed in contemporary clinical practice. Applicants may also make an additional claim for APEL for a maximum of 40 Credits at level 5 on production of evidence of continuing professional development within the last two years.
  • How often do I have to attend university?

    There is not compulsory attendance on campus for this module. It is recommended you attend the university for 1 study day across the whole module.

    How is teaching delivered?

    Each module will consist of a series of pre-recorded lectures that will be linked to discussion boards and case studies and a weekly live tutorial (that will also be recorded in case you cannot make it) where we will revisit key points and apply the knowledge to case studies.

    How will I be assessed?

    This module includes a reflective essay and a 20 minute oral exam, which will consist of you answering questions based on a fictional case study.

    Will completing this course allow me to register as a Paramedic with the HCPC?

    No, this is a standalone module for existing registered clinicians and cannot be used as an option to become a HCPC Paramedic registrant.


Further Study Opportunities

This module can be completed as part of the BSc (Hons) Enhancing Paramedic Practice top-up.