Short courses
Health & Social Care

Mentorship for Paramedics

University Certificate in Continuing Education:

  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Course information

Part-time

More part-time details

  • 20 Credits, Diploma Level
  • Enrolment date: January, September – additional dates may be available
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information

The recent move of paramedic training into higher education has resulted in the development of a Foundation Degree for Paramedic Science. As a consequence this award has been designed for qualified paramedics who will take on the role of practice mentors and assess these students as Fit for Practice. It will enable paramedic mentors to develop their educational role further in order to facilitate learning, mentoring and assessment of students on placement.

The content of the module is delivered over three days and includes the role and responsibilities of the paramedic mentor, educational theories that underpin learning in the practice environment and the professional, ethical and legal issues relevant to paramedic mentors.

North East and Yorkshire Ambulance Service; Teesside University

How you learn

The award is delivered using a variety of learning and teaching methods which include key note lectures, group work and self directed study. You are encouraged to reflect on your current and past experience as mentors and apply this knowledge to tasks given within the group and this provides an opportunity for formative feedback.  Group discussion and feedback are developed through the utilisation of problem based learning and formative in course assessment.  In addition you contribute to your development by self directed reading and identification of learning needs.  

Assessment of the module is in two parts. Part one is an observed simulated clinical examination’ (OSCE). The OSCE provides you with an opportunity to assess, provide feedback and negotiate a learning contract with a simulated learner.

Part two is a 2,500-word written assignment which critically analyses the role and responsibilities of the mentor in the paramedic practice environment.

Entry requirements

You must be a qualified paramedic currently practising and working with student ambulance technicians or student paramedics.

Course information

Part-time

More part-time details

  • 20 Credits, Diploma Level
  • Enrolment date: January, September – additional dates may be available
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information