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Associate Ambulance Practitioner

Responding to 999 and urgent calls, and providing emergency care for people as part of an ambulance crew.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


4 (equivalent to certificate of higher education)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £15,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer. Candidates must:

  • pass a fitness test
  • be aged 18 years or over
  • have a full GB driving licence
What apprentices will learn
  • healthcare principles
  • how to work as part of an ambulance crew
  • how to deal with incidents and emergencies
  • intermediate life support
  • health and safety standards and legislation within a healthcare environment
  • level 2 award in ambulance driving (QCF)
  • level 3 certificate in emergency response driving (QCF)
  • level 4 diploma in associate ambulance practitioner (QCF) Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

On completing their apprenticeship, apprentices will be eligible for employment by any NHS ambulance service or other relevant organisation within the United Kingdom.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Future (Awards and Qualifications) Ltd 01530 836662
Emergency Services Training and Resiliance Ltd 0208 522 1853
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.