Level 4

Associate Ambulance Practitioner

Reference Number: ST0287

Details of the apprenticeship standard and occupational profile:

The Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) works as part of the wider Emergency & Urgent Care setting, having direct contact with service users or others, providing high quality and compassionate care. Day to day duties and tasks for an AAP would involve working as part of an ambulance crew responding to emergency (999) & urgent calls providing emergency and urgent assistance, driving safely and progressively at high speed. The AAP will assess, treat and manage service users at the scene (reducing the need for hospital admission), either referring service users to alternative care provisions or safely discharging them on scene. Other tasks involve working closely with other emergency services and the wider NHS.

Tasks of an AAP will include evaluating different approaches to solving problems, communicating those results accurately and reliably, with structured and coherent arguments. AAP’s work at a level above that of Healthcare Support Workers and have knowledge of the underlying concepts and associated principles within their area of study, including the ability to evaluate and interpret these. They will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, exercising some personal responsibility. AAP’s will undertake further annual training and develop new skills within a structured and managed environment when employment is secured. The AAP will work under the supervision of a Registered Practitioner in accordance with Regulatory policies and procedures for an initial probationary period of 20 weeks. After successful completion of the apprenticeship the AAP will be accountable for their own actions, operating within their own scope of practice, and will work alongside professional colleagues of higher or lower grades.

Facts

QANTBC
TypeEnd-point Assessment
Level4
Product CodeL4EPAAAP
Duration of ApprenticeshipTypically 18 months (this does not include EPA)
EPA ComponentsPractical Examination

1. Professional discussion
2. 2 x Objective Structured Clinical Examination’s (OSCE)
a. Patient Assessment & Measurements
b. Intermediate life support

Theory Examination

1. Safeguarding & Capacity – Part 1: Situational Judgement Assessment Part 2: Multi Choice Questions
2. Driving – Pictorial Examination Multiple Choice Questions

Before going forward for End-point Assessment, the apprentice must:

  • Achieve Level 2 English and Maths if not already held (or valid alternatives)
  • Achieve Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Driving OR Level 2 Award in Ambulance Driving
  • Achieve Level 4 Diploma in Associate Ambulance Practitioner (as detailed in the assessment plan)

During the clinical supervision and facilitation shifts (as described in the Assessment Plan), both the Practice Placement Educator / mentor and the apprentice will discuss their readiness for end-point assessment.

Must have met the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for the relevant role the apprentice is undertaking.

The employer, with advice from the provider, must agree that the apprentice is ready for the end point assessment and notifies FutureAssess as the End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO).

Apprentices must not be put forward for their End-point Assessment before they are ready.

Further information can be found at the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfATE) webpage –

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/associate-ambulance-practitioner-v1-0

Assessment Plan