Accelerating Learning for Professionals - Level 1 (Paramedics Conversion Course)

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

To apply you must be a registered paramedic, nurse or healthcare practitioner.

This paramedics conversion course is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content:

  • Tools and frameworks for learning:
    • Further development of professional practice
    • Approaches to learning
    • Application and the use of learning contracts
    • Concepts of lifelong learning
    • Frameworks for reflection
    • Principles of self awareness/self disclosure
    • Self management
    • Problem solving
    • Decision making
    • Negotiating skills
    • Sustaining and managing learning for change.
  • Using evidence to underpin professional practice:
    • An introduction to assessing and evaluating evidence
    • Sources of knowledge in personal and professional decision making
    • Sources of evidence, definitions of and approaches to research
    • The advantages and limitations of research based evidence
    • Accountability: justifying professional decisions and actions.
  • Information management:
    • Structure of literature, e.g. primary and secondary sources
    • Types of information, e.g. statistics, official publications, non-print media
    • Access to and organisation of sources of information
    • Searching and reviewing the literature
    • Assessing the suitability of information sources
    • Data presentation and interpretation
    • Skills in communicating and presenting information.


You will be able to identify your professional and educational needs through diagnostic assessment culminating in an action learning plan. The emphasis of this Level 1 course will be on facilitating the diverse needs of a range of highly experienced practitioners through a multiple learning approaches. Information retrieval skills, small group work, action learning, seminar work and work-based learning will also be a focus in the delivery of the course and you will be encouraged to draw on your own practice to promote discussion and application of concepts.

Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

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