The FAQ Level 3 Award in Ambulance Patient Care: Non-Urgent Care Services covers the national patient care support services scope of practice that is required in the role of ambulance patient care support attendants or assistants. Learners will be responsible for the transportation and care of patients with varying needs including looking after the disabled, elderly, sick and vulnerable people to and from outpatient clinics, day care centres and routine hospital admissions and discharges. Learners will be responsible for the care of patients on the journey and while they are transferred to and from the vehicle.
This qualification will be a combination of full-time education with formative and summative assessment and consolidation in the real work environment. The differences between the Award and the Certificate is the requirement for further mandatory components which uplift this qualification to a Certificate.