qualified paramedic thinking of joining the navy!

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  1. hi im 28 and a hpc registerd NHS paramedic and was wondering if my qual (foundation degree) is transferable.
    and what level i could enter at or would i have to start from scratch????
  2. unless you're a RGN registered nurse, you will be going for MA.
  3. I am prepared to be corrected by the Careers Advisors, but as far as I know only the Army and RAF have paramedics.
  4. They are a few I know within the RN but they are classed as MA.
    most, if not all have done it as an add on but it isn't a general thing.
    There are moves to try and get an MA's advanced skills
    acquired whilst in the service recognised in civvy life.
    According to a friend who is a Surgeon Captain, the RN has no requirements for paramedics.
    Strange but true even in these times. A somewhat blinkered view in my eyes.
    He is actively fighting the corner for their introduction.
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    The RAF & Army do train their Combat Medics alongside civilian Paramedics after they have completed inintial training & served a few (two or three years). Our equivalent, the Medical Assistant does not routinely undergo paramedic training.

    Those joining as a trained paramedic, as alluded above, unless in possession of a UK PIN as a Nurse, will join as a Medical Assistant.

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