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Paramedic Science interviews
Learn more about the interview process for BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
Preparing for interview
- Have a good think about the reasons you wish to study BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science with us and why you wish to follow this career path.
- Consider how you will manage the demands of studying for this degree and how you will overcome them.
- Take a look at the NHS constitution and your personal commitment to these values. Additional information can be found on the NHS website.
- Take a detailed look at the University of Plymouth’s website course page, as well as the professional and regulatory body websites for paramedics, which will provide you with details and links for preparing your application and how to succeed at your interview.
- A form of photo identification such as your passport or driving license. We will not be able to complete your interview without this.
- Pen and paper should you wish to make notes.
Message from the Admissions Tutor
Congratulations on being invited to interview for our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science programme. On this page, we have provided information regarding the tasks we would like you to complete in advance. It is vital that you are prepared and are able to talk about these tasks when you meet us.
During the interview day, we will:
- Help you to give the best account of your skills, experience and character. This enables us to decide if you will thrive in the University of Plymouth's culture.
- Explain more about the University, the School of Health Professions and your programme.
- Enable you to understand as much as you can about the way we work with our students and what it means to become a University of Plymouth student paramedic, to develop into a healthcare professional graduate.
The University of Plymouth is required to select applicants using a ‘values based’ approach for pre-registration health professions programmes. This is to ensure we recruit the right students with the right values, to ensure the delivery of excellent patient care. All aspects of the interview are aligned with the core values of the NHS constitution. These NHS values are:
- Working together for patients
- Respect and dignity
- Commitment to quality of care
- Improving lives
- Everyone counts
Please ensure you read the interview pre-work below carefully as this provides information on what you need to do before attending your interview and what you need to bring with you on the day.
We look forward to meeting you at your interview and if you should need any help or assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
Admissions Tutor for BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and Lecturer in Paramedic Science
School of Health Professions
Note on driving:
The paramedic science programme involves mandatory clinical placement blocks, which provide an excellent environment in which to learn. These placements may be more than an hour travel time from your address. Due to the rural nature of the South West, public transport links are not always good. As a result, it would be difficult to reach placement sites without being able to drive there. Neither the University of Plymouth nor the Health and Care Professions Council require students/registrants to hold a full driving licence. Having a licence does not affect our decision to make conditional offers for the programme. This information is offered to help you in your planning and decision-making, as no adjustments are made for those who cannot drive. With some drives being a considerable distance from home, some learners need to seek temporary accommodation in that area. Again, this information is offered to aid planning and decision-making before committing to study with us.