Paramedic Science

Your Paramedic interview will take place online through Microsoft Teams. As your interview is online, we highly recommend visiting us at an Open Day, Taster Day or Applicant Day to get to know the University.

On your interview day, you’ll take part in a group interview and an individual interview. The group interview will take place in the morning, followed by your individual interview at some point during the same day.

At the beginning of your individual interview, we’ll ask you to show valid photo ID to verify who you are. We won’t ask to see qualifications at this stage. Your interview will consist of questions and scenarios. We’ll be interested in your knowledge of the role of a Paramedic and your values.

Please note your interview may be recorded.

Below, you'll find some helpful information about your interview and some of the things we'll be discussing. Do take a look before your interview.

Come prepared

You can prepare by researching the role of the Paramedic (nationally and internationally). We'll be interested to hear why you want to join the profession and what your career aspirations are.

The NHS will support your placements and is likely to be your first employer. Think carefully about how you can evidence the NHS Constitution, in particular, the 6Cs.

The Health and Care Professions Council regulates the Paramedic profession, so take a look at their website for useful information on 'professionalism'. Other publications to consider include the PEEP report, the Francis report, and publications from the College of Paramedics, such as the Career Framework and the evolving role of paramedics in the wider care system.

Teams interview

  • You’ll be allocated a timeslot
  • We’ll send you a link to access the interview on Teams
  • This is an interview for a professional course leading to a professional qualification. Please dress and conduct yourself in a professional way.
  • Please ensure you are at a device with a camera and a microphone
  • Have your ID ready for verification checks.

Please note: A camera, a microphone and valid photo ID are required. If you don’t have access to these, we may have to reschedule your interview.

Interview format

  • We are looking for your understanding of the role of the Paramedic, course commitments, (placement, travel), NHS Constitution, resilience and transferable skills.
  • We are interested in your approach to your answers and interpersonal communication skills.
  • We are assessing your decision-making ability as well as your values.

What happens next?

You’ll be notified via UCAS of the outcome of your interview within three working days.

What next if I am offered a place?

  • Accept your offer via UCAS Hub
  • Arrange your accommodation
  • Complete your DBS and Occupational Health information
  • Notify the Admissions team of any changes to your circumstances.

What next if I am unsuccessful at interview?

  • Please consider the areas which need improvement and ask for written feedback to prepare for future interviews
  • We are happy to accept applications for next academic year
  • You may be offered a place on another course, in which case, follow the instructions above.

Above all, you need to be certain that this is the profession you want to join. Consider visiting us at an Open Day, if you haven't already. Then commit yourself to learning as much as you can before your interview day.