Paramedic Science interviews

Learn more about the interview process for BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

This page contains all of the information you require prior to your interview for prospective undergraduate students.

Please note all applicant interviews for 2022 entry will take place through Zoom meetings.

If you have any queries regarding your interview booking, please contact our Course Enquiries and Interviews Team by emailing

In addition, our Admissions Team is here to support you and answer any questions you may have regarding your application. Drop us an email at

Alternatively make a call to the Student Recruitment and Admissions Department to talk to either team using +44 1752 585858.

Please ensure you have a form of photo identification with you on your Zoom interview, such as a passport or driving license. We will not be able to complete your interview without this.

Interview pre-work

The following preparation should be completed if you have been invited to interview for the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science programme:

  • For all interviews, we advise you to think about the reasons why you want to study the course you have applied for, and why you are interested in your chosen career path. In addition, consider how you will manage the demands of studying for this degree and how you will overcome them.

  • We advise you to consider 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.
    BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
    The Health and Care Professions Council
    College of Paramedics

Health forms

It is mandatory to complete the Health Declaration forms below prior to your interview. Failure to do so may affect the process of your application.

Please complete these forms in full and prior to your chosen interview date and return to 

For your online interview please ensure you have with you:

  • 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.

Our interviewing tutor will send you a link to your zoom meeting by emailing you. Where possible our tutors will contact you 24 hours before your interview.

We offer either morning or afternoon interview sessions. Our morning sessions will run from 10:00 until 12:00 with our afternoon sessions commencing at 14:00 and finishing at 16:00. All sessions will include a 30-minute interview and an opportunity to speak with current students.

You will be sent an interview schedule and Zoom link directly from at least 24 hours ahead of the interview session.

You can access Zoom via your web browser. However, if you would prefer to install the programme ahead of your interview, you can do so by visiting the Zoom website.

If you have not used Zoom before, please visit their Help Centre FAQs to familiarise yourself with the software.

After your interview

If you are successful at interview and are made a conditional offer, as part of your offer you will need to complete a DBS and Occupational Health check. If you do not pass these checks satisfactorily, you will not be able to start a course with us. For more information on how to complete these checks, please visit our Health and Human Sciences- additional checks page.


How do I book my interview? 

Upon successful submission of your application, you will be sent an email with a unique link to our online booking system. You can use our online system to select an interview date that best suits your availability.

If you have not received this email, please be sure to check your junk or clutter folders.

What if I need to reschedule my interview after I have booked onto one?

You can change, move or reschedule your interview at any stage using the online booking system.

If you are unable to attend any of the dates shown, then please contact our Course Enquiries and Interviews Team by emailing or by calling +44 1752 585858.

What if I have applied for more than one programme?

If you have applied for more than the programme listed, you will require an additional interview for the other course, to establish if you are suitable for that programme.

What happens after my interview?

If you are successful at interview, your offer will be conditional on meeting the academic requirements for the course, satisfactory occupational health and DBS checks. For further information, please visit the Health and Care Professions Council’s website.

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
  • Compassion
  • 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.

Best wishes,

Tristan Henderson
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.