Emergency Response Ambulance Driving

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Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (QCF)

Approved by the UK AACE and UK NHS Ambulance Trusts

The Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving has been developed to meet the core requirements of NHS Ambulance Trusts for learners working or intending to work as emergency ambulance clinical practitioners and emergency care support staff. This qualification meets the requirement for ambulance service drivers to claim exemptions under the road traffic act and to operate to the specification of the high speed driver training regulations of the Department for Transport.

This qualification has been designed with extensive input from NHS Ambulance Service Trust Employers. The requirement for competency is driving underpinned by knowledge of legislation but also the requirement for competency in safe response to emergency calls and the conveyance of patients to the definitive place of care.

Our team of ex-NHS Advanced Driving instructors (ADI) and assessors offer extensive practical and educational experience, ensuring professional delivery, mentor support and guided learning throughout your course.

Awarding Body: FUTUREQUALS
Award Type: Regulated
Level: 3
Credits: 23
Course Duration: 4 weeks (197 hours)
Delivery Method: Classroom/Practical Application
Cost: £3595.00

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Level 3 Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (QCF)

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Learners must be 18 years of age.

There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent and occupational competence in manual and patient handling. Basic First Aid knowledge is advised with a view to working within the medical sector.

To proceed with your application for this course, simply complete the online booking form by using the link above. Once we have received your details the following will happen:

  1. We will contact you for payment of your deposit
  2. A short survey will be sent for completion
  3. Access to our VLE will be provided for you to complete a short assessment
  4. Course materials will be provided
  5. Your mentor will contact you to answer any questions prior to attending the course
  6. An online meeting is arranged for all students via FUZE to answer any questions and discuss what is required before the course.
The qualification has been developed in conjunction with the NHS Ambulance Services and has been signed off by NENAS and AACE (Association of Ambulance Chief Executives) and College of Paramedics.

The qualification is nationally recognised by the NHS Ambulance Trusts, MOD and Private Ambulance Services.  AACE have publicly said that FutureQuals are the preferred Awarding Organisation to work with for the Ambulance qualifications.

The delivery consists initially of 490 hours of classroom time/distance learning combined with simulated practice and thereafter the completion of 750 placement hours in the workplace being observed, assessed and supervised by an experienced practitioner whilst completing evidence log books which will include practice hours.  The classroom time covers the underpinning knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the job.

Learners must complete 750 hours on practice placement of which a minimum of 50% or 375 Hrs (10 weeks) must be on accident and emergency duties in a Double Crewed Ambulance.  If the remaining 375 hours or any part thereof are not in an Emergency or Urgent Care role then clear rules need to be adhered to for the hours to be relevant and counted towards the overall total. A maximum of 10% of this time may be spent in each type of setting.

You will be provided with an evidence log book, this allows you to gather evidence for all of the Learning Outcomes within the qualification as well as an additional log book for the practice hours which can be signed off.

During placement you must be supervised by someone at the same level or higher on a day to day basis, you will be observed and generate evidence which needs to be recorded.  There will be a practice hours logbook to be completed which will allow the expert witness to confirm that you can replicate the required skill/procedure in the workplace to allow your assessor to make an assessment decision for each of the “be able to” outcomes.

Clear guidance will be provided to the expert witness on their role in the process. The record of placement hours should detail the clinical exposures of each period (shift) which can be referenced back to the outcomes in your logbook.

On completion you will have at least two reviews and a final assessment at the end of the placement hours with your assessor, any Learning Outcomes unlikely to be confirmed in the live environment can be signed off after confirmation of competency in an alternative placement setting or if permitted by simulation.

Payments can be made via bank transfer or on receipt of an electronic invoice. For those making payments by instalment, this will be provided by our payment partner – GoCardless. There is a 1.5% transaction fee for credit card payments.

Deposit: 25% of the course fee (payable at the time of booking)
Balance:75% of the course fee (payable prior to attending the classroom phase of the course)

We do offer support for those that would like to pay by installment, you must pay a 25% deposit with the balance payable over equal monthly instalments. 50% of the course fee must be paid prior to attending the classroom phase.

Yes we offer ELCAS funding, our ELCAS number is: 4187