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UK Paramedic Work Experience Week

A paramedic work experience course for students aged 16+ who are interested in being a paramedic

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Complete Paramedic Science Preparation

1-week paramedic work experience residential course based in London for students aged 16+

Complete Paramedic Science Preparation

1-week paramedic work experience residential course based in London for students aged 16+

Gain Hands-on Paramedic Work Experience

Find Out If Being a Paramedic Is For You

Take Part in Simulated Paramedic Scenarios

Get Experience in First Response Settings

Develop Your Paramedic and Communication Skills

Gain an Insight Into the World of a Paramedic

Complete Mock Interviews with Feedback

Learn From NHS Paramedics and Paramedic Students

 Who Is UK Paramedic Work Experience Week For?

This course is for students aged 15+ who want to gain a place on a university paramedic science course or are considering if paramedic science is the career for them

Who Is UK Paramedic Work Experience Week For?

This course is for students aged 15+ who want to gain a paramedic science place at university or are considering if paramedic science is the career for them

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75% of students who join this course are from the UK. The other 25% are international students

96% of students who join this course are between the age of 16 and 18 and are considering applying to paramedic science

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85% of our students are first-time applicants and 15% are re-applicants

What’s Included in UK Paramedic Work Experience Week?

Everything you need to gain a place on a Paramedic Science course

What’s Included in UK Paramedic Work Experience Week?

Everything you need to gain a place on a Paramedic Science course

Hands-on Paramedic Work Experience

We believe students learn best when placed in fully immersive situations. That’s why in this course, you will be the paramedic for a week. You will participate in multiple paramedic simulations where you will take on the first-responder role. You’ll experience the pressure of being a paramedic and get the hands-on work experience that universities are looking for in applicants.

Get Experience in a First Response Setting

The work of a paramedic can be really varied. On our course you will see and try many different activities that are a part of a paramedic’s day to day work. This includes activities such as CPR, administering injections, first AID, decision making under pressure, wound management and so much more!

Insight into a Paramedic’s Work

Universities want applicants that have a realistic view of paramedics’ work. Our course will give you just that. Not only will you get paramedic work experience, but you will also get insight into the day-to-day life of a paramedic and understand the pros and cons of this profession.

Take Part in Emergency Scenarios

Students will get their hands on the most advanced paramedic training equipment used to train real paramedics. This way, students can practice their skills before applying to a paramedic focused course, showcase their newly gained knowledge and skills during their applications, and get the edge over the other applicants!

Mock Paramedic Science Interviews

Every student on this course will do a mock interview to experience the atmosphere of a paramedic science interview before doing the actual interview. Students will also get personal feedback from our mentors so they can improve their performance and practice the parts of the interview they struggle most with.

 Teaching By NHS Paramedics and Paramedic Science Students

To ensure our students get the most authentic experience possible, the course is delivered by professional paramedics and current paramedic science students. Students will also benefit from spending the whole week with individuals who can answer all their questions based on their personal experience on their journey to becoming paramedics.

Student Socials

A key part of the week is the chance to make friends with like-minded students and share a once-in-a-lifetime educational trip. We organise a range of relaxed student activities in the evenings for you to socialise, relax, and unwind after a busy day of learning.

Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals are included every day. We use some of the best student accommodation in London. We have two main accommodation partners: Middlesex University and Stay Club. We use these as they are safe, secure and have great amenities and travel links.

Full-time Staff

Unlike many other course providers, we have full-time Medical Projects members of staff on the course at all times. All our staff are enhanced DBS checked, First Aid trained and Safeguarding qualified. Our student to staff ratio is always at least 8:1 and we always have a female member of staff on duty at all times.

 

Boosting University Admissions

Measuring student success is vital to our work

Boosting University Admissions

Measuring student success is vital to our work

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Students who attended a Medical Projects course and received an offer from their first choice university

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Students who attended a Medical Projects course and received at least one university school offer

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UK Paramedic Work Experience Week: Timetable

The full course timetable can be found below

UK Paramedic Work Experience Week: Timetable

The full course timetable can be found below

Day 1 - Sunday

Sunday is arrival day for all students. We have several meeting/collection points as we have UK and International students. The arrival locations are as follows:

1. Kings Cross Train Station

2. Heathrow International Arrivals

3. Meet at the accommodation

There are specific time slots during the day for each meeting point which you’ll receive upon booking your space.  Our staff will be there to meet all students in-person. We will then have dinner before delivering our student induction, safety and safeguarding protocols. Students can then relax, meet all their fellow students and prepare for a busy week.

 

Day 2 - Monday

On Monday, students will be introduced to the role of a paramedic. Students will find out what does a day-to-day life of a paramedic look like, the duties of a paramedic, and how a paramedic should interact with patients in emergency scenarios. Students will do their first paramedic simulation in the afternoon and practice their first patient interaction.

Covered:

  • Duties of a paramedic
  • Day-to-day life of a paramedic
  • Tour of the paramedic simulation suite
  • First paramedic simulation
  • Feedback from the first paramedic simulation
  • Daily debrief
Day 3 - Tuesday

Tuesday is a clinical skills day. Students will first understand how paramedics administer injections, treat wounds, perform first AID and CPR, assess patients and use defibrillators and ventilators. This theoretical session is followed by practical sessions where students will try all these activities themselves. 

Covered:

  • Patient assessment – theory
  • Practical session – Patient assessment
  • Wounds, scars and injuries – theory
  • Practical session – treating wounds and scars
  • Administering injections – theory
  • Practical session – Administering injections
  • First AID and CPR – theory
  • Practical session – First AID and CPR
  • Defibrillators and ventilators – theory
  • Practical session – Defibrillators and ventilators
  • Daily debrief
Day 4 - Wednesday

Wednesday is focused on more simulations and more patient scenarios. Students will take part in several simulation scenarios where they will have to administer medication, treat wounds and work with the patient to calm them down. The afternoon is focussed on one of the most important characteristics of a paramedic – the ability to make swift decisions and stay calm under pressure. Students will learn how to manage their own stress level in extremely stressful situations and then they will take part in various activities where they will practice this newly learnt skill.

Covered:

  • Various simulation scenarios
  • Theory on stress management
  • Stress management activities
  • Daily debrief
Day 5 - Thursday

Thursday is focused on interviews. In the morning, we will start by explaining to students how to be successful at a paramedic science interview, and then every student will do a mock interview. The mock interviews consist of four different stations. Every student will take part in all stations, and will be interviewed by a variety of mentors, as they would in their real interviews. 

Covered:

  • Paramedic interviews best practice
  • Mock paramedic interview
Day 6 - Friday

Friday is separated into two blocks – the morning session is focused on expanding paramedic skills such as communication, empathy and resilience. The afternoon session is about the life of a paramedic and the life of being a paramedic student. In the evening, we also do a special social activity to finish the course. This could be a theatre visit, museum visit or something different altogether! This activity is optional and has to be paid separately – more details on this will be provided closer to the date.

Covered:

  • Communication skills workshop (paramedic-patient scenarios)
  • Empathy workshop (paramedic-patient scenarios)
  • Resilience workshop (paramedic work scenarios)
  • Life of a paramedic
  • Life of a paramedic student
  • Daily debrief
Day 7 - Saturday
Saturday is departure day. After breakfast, we will organise students departures. There are three departure options:

1. Collection from accommodation

2. Return to Kings Cross

3. Return to Heathrow

Please note there are specific times for Kings Cross and Heathrow departures so please do not book transport before booking the course and checking our departure schedule.

Award-winning Course Provider

We are proud to have won several awards 

Award-winning Course Provider

We are proud to have won several awards

Our Award-winning Course

We are proud to have won several awards for this course

What Our Students Think

“AMAZING COURSE! I really felt like a doctor during the week. It ensured me that Medicine is what I want to do in the future and that I will enjoy it. I also made so many new friends!”

– Maggie (student)

“My son enjoyed the course a lot and received 4 offers from 4 different medical schools, so I guess it was more than worth it. We had some special requirements in terms of the accommodation, and the food and the staff were so lovely and really did their best to ensure we were satisfied.”

– Francis (Parent)

“Our daughter wasn’t sure if pursuing Medicine was the right option for her since she was struggling to get any work experience. We decided to book this course and it was worth every penny – very insightful.”

– Margaret (Parent)

We take great pride in creating a course that is challenging, educational, immersive and fun for our students. This combination ensures students make the most of the week and we receive excellent feedback from our students.

100% COVID-19 Guarantee

We offer 100% flexibility guarantee in the case either you or we have to cancel/rearrange in the case of COVID-19. If you are unable to attend the course because you have contracted COVID-19, or we have to cancel the course due to COVID-19, we will offer:

Unlimited date changes

Unlimited course switches

Refund Guarantee

UK Paramedic Work Experience Week: Dates & Fees

Spaces are limited to 24 students per week to ensure maximum engagement

UK Paramedic Work Experience Week: Dates and Fees

Spaces are limited to 24 students per week to ensure maximum engagement

Course Fees

The total price of this course is £2150

Current sale price: £1950

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Flexible Payment Options

We understand that investments in education can be made easier if payments can be spread over a number of weeks or months. You can secure your place with a deposit of just £199. The remaining balance can be spread over up to 6 months. The total amount must be paid before your course starts. Please see examples of the monthly instalments below:

Deposit of £199 and 6 monthly payments of £291.84 (total of £1950.04)

Deposit of £199 and 5 monthly payments of £350.20 (total of £1950.00)

Deposit of £199 and 4 monthly payments of £437.75 (total of £1950.00)

Deposit of £199 and 3 monthly payments of £583.67 (total of £1950.01)

Deposit of £199 and 2 monthly payments of £875.50 (total of £1950.00)

Pay In Instalments

If a payment plan is selected, the total amount must be paid before your course starts. (the last instalment has to be paid before the first day of the course)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What's not included in the course fee?
– Oyster travel card – approximately £45 (plus £5 for refundable card) – Lunch money – approximately £5-7 per day – Optional Friday evening activity – approximately £70
I'm not from the UK can I join this course?
Yes! Around 40% of students who join this course are overseas students. We have Arrival collection points at Heathrow Airport if you are flying in for this course. A member of staff will be there on arrival.

Where will the students be staying?
We have two main accommodation partners. These are professional and safe student accommodations in London. We use Middlesex University Student Accommodation or Stay Club Student Accommodation. Please see below for links: Middlesex University Stay Club
Will I get a certificate for my portfolio?

Yes. All students will be sent a certificate once they have completed the course. Your certificate is proof of your work experience and can be used as evidence at interview for university.

Who will be looking after the students?
We have full-time Medical Projects staff who supervise students 24/7. All our staff are enhanced DBS checked and we always have a female member of staff on-site. We have strict safety and safeguarding protocols in place across all of our courses.

I have a dietary requirement, can I join this course?
Yes. We deal with lots of dietary requirements on our courses. We will ask you to complete an additional form before joining us and we will make the necessary adjustments to your meals in advance.

Can I pay in instalments?
We understand investments in education are made easier with instalments. We have a variety of payments options including payment in full, as well as 3 and 6 month installment plans.

Trusted by 1000s of students, teachers and parents every year

Trusted by 1000s of students, teachers and parents every year