Associate Ambulance Practitioner

Approved by UK AACE & NHS Ambulance Trusts

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The Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) Level 4 Diploma is nationally recognised by the NHS Ambulance Trusts and Private Ambulance Service providers and has been designed with focus on the key skills and knowledge for the learner who is wanting to qualify as an associate ambulance practitioner.

In recent years prehospital care courses have undergone significant changes, with the demise of IHCD programmes we have seen the introduction of the FREC Framework and the Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP)course which have become the benchmark for ‘support’ roles in prehospital care. The Manone Academy is unlike any other training provider in the UK as we are able to offer a number of routes for students, all of which can reach HCPC registration. We are offering both the FREC Framework and the AAP pathway to paramedic registration, we believe this provides maximum flexibility and opportunity for any applicants wishing to study with us.

The AAP will assess, treat and manage service users at the scene or assist with non-conveyance or onward referral if appropriate, reducing the need for hospital admission. 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 Clinical 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.

Pre-Course Study

Prior to starting your classroom study, you’ll complete an online learning module, this equates to 150 hours of self directed learning via our Virtual Learning Environment. This module can be studied in the comfort of your own home, at work or anywhere you have access to the internet. Our faculty are on hand to provide support to learners whilst you complete this phase of the qualification.

Classroom Learning

The classroom phase is delivered at the Manone Academy, you’ll spend 10 weeks with us covering the core syllabus before moving on to your clinical learning hours. Our Academy is equipped with the equipment and technology to support your study. The classroom phase is also supported by a host of learning materials on our Virtual Learning Environment.

Practice Placements

Practice placement learning forms one of the most important components of the AAP qualification; it ensures that the learner has considerable opportunity to apply theory to practice enabling you to refine your newly learnt skills. Students will be required to complete 750 clinical learning hours in order to complete the qualification. Clinical Learning hours can be completed in a variety of settings, including Ambulances, hospitals and urgent care settings.


  • Communication
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Patient Assessment
  • ECG Recognition
  • End of Life Care
  • Trauma Management
  • Assisting the Paramedic
  • Pharmacology
  • Mental Health
  • Paediatric & Adult BLS/ILS
  • Stepwise Airway Management

Course Info

Awarding Body Futurequals
Level 4
Credits 145
Mode of Study Blended
Cost £4995 + VAT (Payment options available)


Learners must be 18 years of age. There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent and occupational competence in manual and patient handling. Basic First Aid knowledge is advised with a view to working within the medical sector.

The course is taught at the Manone Academy:

Elm House, Hooton Road, Wirral, CH66 7NZ

You can book your place online, via our secure booking and payment system, or you can contact a member of our training team who will be happy to take your booking.

We have a range of payment options available to our students, please contact our training team for more information

You can complete your 750 clinical learning hours in a range of settings, these include Ambulance Services, Hospitals, Minor Injury units, Mental health units and Urgent Care settings. We encourage our students to complete a broad range of placements in order to maximise your learning opportunities. If you’d like more information on the practice placement requirements, please contact our training team.

All of our courses are delivered primarily by experienced paramedics, in addition to our paramedic faculty we also have an array of subject specialists who deliver lectures on their specialist topics.

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