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Student Paramedics on the Road

20 February 2008

20 February 2008

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) has 53 highly trained student paramedics now in post at ambulance stations throughout Yorkshire. 

The student paramedic course is designed to streamline the route to the paramedic qualification and is jointly designed and run by YAS and the University of Teesside.  The students become YAS employees from the start of their training and YAS’s educational staff deliver the initial part of the course which allows the students to become part of the operational team at a very early stage.

The course the student paramedics take is a Foundation degree which requires them to do a mixture of both academic learning and working in practice as part of their studies.

Gary Vale, Clinical Tutor for YAS, said: “The students who have reached this stage of their training are given the opportunity to help patients and see what it is really like at the sharp end.

“Everyone on the course has worked extremely hard to make it onto the road and received high level training.” 


1. YAS was formed on 1 July 2006 when the three Yorkshire-based services merged. It operates ambulance stations throughout the county, with the main headquarters in Wakefield. YAS serves a population of over 5 million people and covers an area of 6,000 square miles with varying terrain from coastal, large urban areas and inner cities to dales and rural expanses.  
2. Please find below the number of student paramedics assigned to each ambulance station.

West Yorkshire  
Honley 1
Halifax   3
Bradford  4
Todmorden 1
Wakefield 6
Huddersfield 7
Bramley 1
Leeds 2
Sherburn 1
Dewsbury 1
East Yorkshire  
Hull 5
Goole 3
Bridlington 2
Sutton Fields 1
North Yorkshire  
Selby 1
Bramham 1
York 1
Kirkbymoorside 1
South Yorkshire  
Longley 3
Barnsley 1
Doncaster 1
Rotherham 2
Wath 1
Middlewood 2
Maltby 1

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