To become a paramedic you need a minimum of five 9-4 (A*-C) grade GCSEs (or the equivalent), including maths, English and science. If you go onto do further study – such as A levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification, you would have a wider range of options open to you, to become a paramedic.


You must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). In order to register you’ll need to complete an HCPC-approved qualification (degree) in paramedic science to become a paramedic.