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    I wondered if anyone could help me! I'm 14 years old and am thinking about becoming a paramedic. I have just started doing my GCSES i am home educated so am only doing 5 (as it is very hard work doing it by yourself!) I am doing Maths, English, combined Science, Spanish, and history. When i finish these i have been told i will have to do A level chemistry to be a paramedic! Is this true? I searched on the internet and it said the qualifactions i need vary from county i live in gloucestershire. I am also a cadet in St john's ambulance so hopefully this will help towards me getting a job as a paremedic. Can anyone tell me what qualifactions i need?!
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    I believe they are turning away from the more vocational route in favour of the BSc Paramedic Sciences route.

    So yeah, UCAS search for that course and look at the entry requirements.
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    (Original post by Hannahl)
    I wondered if anyone could help me! I'm 14 years old and am thinking about becoming a paramedic. I have just started doing my GCSES i am home educated so am only doing 5 (as it is very hard work doing it by yourself!) I am doing Maths, English, combined Science, Spanish, and history. When i finish these i have been told i will have to do A level chemistry to be a paramedic! Is this true? I searched on the internet and it said the qualifactions i need vary from county i live in gloucestershire. I am also a cadet in St john's ambulance so hopefully this will help towards me getting a job as a paremedic. Can anyone tell me what qualifactions i need?!
    Hello. I am pretty sure you don't need an A level in Chem (I don't have one and am about to start a course at Northampton Uni!)
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    Ill refer you to the NHS careers website, theres tonnes of information on there: http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/
    http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details...lt.aspx?Id=468

    I believe that you now have to do a Degree in Paramedic Sciences- Dont quote me on that but I know the training routes for paramedics, ambulance technicians and EMTs are being restructured atm
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    hannah by the time you are able to realistically apply assume that a Higher education route will be the route into the job,

    St John Is a good introduction to emergency care whatever the insecure knockers will tell you, just in the same way as army cadets who join for real are told, don't regale people with your 'war stories' as a cadet...
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    You dont need a single A-Level its just the 5 A*-C GCSE's. That is confirmed for the University Route.
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    It will depend what route you go. Many trust run courses only require GCSEs. If you go the university route it can vary quite a lot from only GCSEs up to specific A levels. You will have to check on UCAS for various university requirements however I expect that by the time you apply the requirements may have changed quite abit.
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    (Original post by JakeM)
    You dont need a single A-Level its just the 5 A*-C GCSE's. That is confirmed for the University Route.
    Well that's nice to hear. My auntie will surely be happy about this :yep:
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    (Original post by johndale)
    Well that's nice to hear. My auntie will surely be happy about this :yep:
    Yeah its great but that means alot of competition!

    1000 applicants (all suitable with grades) for a 20 place course at LJMU for Paramedic Practice!
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    (Original post by JakeM)
    Yeah its great but that means alot of competition!

    1000 applicants (all suitable with grades) for a 20 place course at LJMU for Paramedic Practice!
    Thats not too good, but inthis days economic climate you would expect no less.

    ejharte, 15, same situation!
 
 
 
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