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    Hello all,

    I want to train to be a paramedic, and will need to do an access course as my previous qualifications are all in art and design (thanks 16-20 year old self). My highest qualification was a Foundation Diploma, which I believe was level 3/4 but I dont remember off the top of my head.

    After speaking to my University of choice (Brighton), I contacted local colleges about taking an access course. The only one near me that will let me do the access course and a maths GCSE at the same time has three options of access course I could take.

    Access to Science
    Access to Nursing
    Access to Paramedics

    I looked at the Science option and the schedule seems very physics based which I can see myself getting bored with.
    Logic suggests I should do access to paramedics if thats what I want to do, but Im worried that Id be cutting myself off. You know how sometimes Uni's can get funny about things because they think you might be a bit of a know it all. But at the same time it could show dedication to the course..?
    Im already working as a nurse (dental) so I feel like it might be a little easier to pass access to nursing? And lets be honest I need all the help I can get because I need a distinction!!

    Which do you think I should go for?
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    I'd go for Access to Paramedics personally. But I'd do some research first and see what qualifications unis accept. They may accept the other two as well.
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    (Original post by Justacceptthis)
    Hello all,

    I want to train to be a paramedic, and will need to do an access course as my previous qualifications are all in art and design (thanks 16-20 year old self). My highest qualification was a Foundation Diploma, which I believe was level 3/4 but I dont remember off the top of my head.

    After speaking to my University of choice (Brighton), I contacted local colleges about taking an access course. The only one near me that will let me do the access course and a maths GCSE at the same time has three options of access course I could take.

    Access to Science
    Access to Nursing
    Access to Paramedics

    I looked at the Science option and the schedule seems very physics based which I can see myself getting bored with.
    Logic suggests I should do access to paramedics if thats what I want to do, but Im worried that Id be cutting myself off. You know how sometimes Uni's can get funny about things because they think you might be a bit of a know it all. But at the same time it could show dedication to the course..?
    Im already working as a nurse (dental) so I feel like it might be a little easier to pass access to nursing? And lets be honest I need all the help I can get because I need a distinction!!

    Which do you think I should go for?
    Paramedic Practice at Brighton requires 30/45 Distinctions, so you can get away with getting up to 15 Merits on your Access course.

    I'd say go for either the Access to Nursing or Access to Paramedics course - there really is no point in you completing an Access to Science course if it has a high Physics content.

    My Access to Science course had Biology/Chemistry/Maths/Physics units, while the Access to Nursing course at my college had Biology/Health Studies/Psychology units. I really don't think that any of the sciences except for Biology are important for the degree that you want to do at university.
 
 
 
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