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What does SCAS stand for?

What does SCAS stand for?

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (or SCAS for short) is part of the National Health Service (NHS).

How can I join nwas?

Entry Requirements You need to arrange an appointment with your GP or another health professional to conduct this medical. You will need to take the form with you to the medical to be completed. A fee is usually charged for this.

How do I become a paramedic in East Sussex?

To practise as a paramedic, you’ll first need to successfully complete an approved degree in paramedic science or with an apprenticeship degree. You’ll then need to apply to an ambulance service as a qualified paramedic and register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

How do I become a paramedic in West Sussex?

To become a paramedic you need to obtain a paramedic science degree. There are two ways in which to become a paramedic, direct entry or a work placement entry. We work with four universities in our region supporting the direct entry students on paramedic science degrees.

What do SCAS do?

Services. As an ambulance service, SCAS primarily responds to emergency 999 calls, in addition to calls from the NHS non-emergency number, 111. These services are provided in an area that roughly covers the counties of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire.

How many ambulances does South Central Ambulance Service have?

We have a fleet of 279 emergency vehicles from over 30 sites across the region. To meet this demand we have more than 1500 paramedics, technicians and emergency care assistants on the road delivering excellent frontline care.

How do I become a paramedic without university?

Student Paramedic Here’s how to become a paramedic without going to university: apply directly to the ambulance service as a trainee paramedic (known as Student Paramedic), and study while you work. You will usually need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, maths and science.

Do you get paid as a student paramedic?

Student Paramedics will receive a salary and may also be expected to make a monthly salary contribution towards the cost of the programme as detailed above.

Can I become a paramedic without GCSEs?

You’ll need a minimum of five 9-4 (A*-C) grade GCSEs (or the equivalent), including maths, English and science. If you go onto do further study – such as A levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification, you would have a wider range of options open to you, to become a paramedic.

Are there paramedic apprenticeships?

The Paramedic Degree Apprenticeship Standard is in the Health and Science Route of Apprenticeships. Paramedic training and achievement of the Standard will take around 36 months to complete.

How do you become a student paramedic?


  1. take a full-time approved qualification in paramedic science (e.g. at a university) and then apply to an ambulance service for a job as a qualified paramedic.
  2. apply for a role as a student paramedic with an ambulance service and study while you work.

How many ambulances are on the Isle of Wight?

Ambulance resources – 999 emergency ambulances and rapid response vehicles, First Responders and patient transport services – are strategically deployed across the Island based on expected and past demand and taking account of any special circumstances e.g. large events.