Training and professional development

The Welsh Ambulance Service is committed to making sure staff have the very best training and development opportunities.

With a National Training College and a team of dedicated training professionals, the service can provide full residential training courses as well as a number of day courses to ensure continuous professional development

It is vital that our staff have the necessary knowledge and skills required to respond appropriately to a range of clinical conditions in urgent and emergency situations.

Our Education and Development Team run a variety of educational programmes to make sure staff have the skills they need including:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (Associate Ambulance Practitioner)
  • Emergency and Non-Emergency Vehicle Driver Training
  • UCS (Urgent Care Service) Training
  • NEPTS (Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service) Training
  • Continuing Professional Development Programmes

We are accredited with FutureQuals to deliver the following: Level 4 Diploma for Associate Ambulance Practitioners, Level 3 Certificate in Ambulance Patient Care: Urgent Care Services, Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving.

The team also develop and deliver new educational programmes to meet the requirements for continued professional development, Skills for Health Core Skills Training Framework and individual programmes to meet specific staff needs.

We have been working closely with Swansea University for a number of years on the provision and development of higher education for paramedics to meet the requirements of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). This partnership has continued to grow, with the development of a Higher Education Route to becoming a Registered Paramedic.

To find out more, contact a member of the team on 01792 562900.