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Course Level:Undergraduate
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Duration: 18 Months
Campus Location: Bedford Campus
Attendance: Full-time
UCAS Code:B800

About the course

Associate Ambulance Practice Cert HE (HTQ)

This new, practice-based Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) has been specially developed by the ƹƵ of ƹƵ to give you the skills you need to follow a career as an associate ambulance practitioner, working as part of a primary emergency-care team.

Associate ambulance practitioners (AAPs) respond to emergency-care calls - as well as non-urgent calls such as hospital transfers - allocated by the Ambulance Operations Centre. This includes driving and working in the rear of an ambulance as the responsible clinician.

On this course, you can expect to experience all aspects of the AAP role. You learn to assess, treat and manage the needs of the people in your care, across a range of settings and situations. You study a range of topics taught by paramedic lecturers and other healthcare professionals such as nurses, operating department practitioners, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and social workers. So your learning benefits from the expert knowledge of those with real experience working in the health and social care sector.

What is an HTQ?

HTQs are a new qualification equivalent to a HNC or Higher Apprenticeship and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. This HTQ meets the occupational standards needed to work in the health and care sector. After successfully completing this course and your preceptorship (a final transition period when you are supported by an experienced practitioner), you receive a Level 4 Certificate in Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP).

Why choose this course

  • It covers both theory and practice in both real and simulated environments, ensuring you qualify with the competence and confidence to hit the ground running
  • It is designed and delivered in partnership with local employers, offering a practice-led and competency–based curriculum based on the NHS Constitution
  • Our external partners and practice ƹƵ contribute to the course delivery, providing support, additional specialist knowledge and experience
  • Our health and care students benefit from a range of modern facilities and equipment including state-of-the-art simulation units
  • You learn a range of transferable skills including problem-solving; decision-making; having professional conversations; and presenting arguments
  • If you are already working within the health and care sector, the course is an ideal way to upskill or change direction to fill skills shortages and workforce gaps
  • Previous ƹƵ of ƹƵ students of ambulance-based courses have started work in the sector and many continue their studies to degree level and beyond in Paramedic Science or other health and social care courses
The campus where this course is taught

Why study in the School of Community, Society and Health?

  • Placements in ƹƵ, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire
  • ƹƵ in simulation labs for real life scenarios

Entry Requirements

More information on entry requirements will be coming soon.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking could be suitable for entry to a course and talk through study options.

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Entry Requirements


More information on entry requirements will be coming soon.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking could be suitable for entry to a course and talk through study options.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs. See

Merit Scholarship

We offer a Merit Scholarship to UK students, worth £2,400* over three academic years, which is awarded to those who can demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, through scoring 120 UCAS tariff points or more.

ƹƵ Bursary

If you aren’t eligible for the Merit Scholarship, this Bursary is there to help UK students with aspects of ƹƵliving such as course costs. The Bursary will give you £1,000* over three academic years, or £1,300* if you are taking your course over four academic years (including those with a Foundation Year).

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Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs. See

Merit Scholarship

We offer a Merit Scholarship to UK students, worth £2,400* over three academic years, which is awarded to those who can demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, through scoring 120 UCAS tariff points or more.

ƹƵ Bursary

If you aren’t eligible for the Merit Scholarship, this Bursary is there to help UK students with aspects of ƹƵliving such as course costs. The Bursary will give you £1,000* over three academic years, or £1,300* if you are taking your course over four academic years (including those with a Foundation Year).

Full t www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

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How to Apply

Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the ƹƵ of ƹƵ.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the ƹƵ of ƹƵ.

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How to Apply


Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the ƹƵ of ƹƵ.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.


Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the ƹƵ of ƹƵ.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the ƹƵ of ƹƵ should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also

Find out more about how to apply as an International student