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Consultation on the threshold level of qualification for entry to the Register for paramedics


Sunday 24 September, 2017 , Friday 15 December, 2017


This consultation has closed

This consultation is now closed.

We are seeking views on changing the threshold level of qualification for entry to the Register for paramedics set out in the first standard of the Standards of education and training ('SET 1').

This consultation proposes that the level specified in SET 1 for paramedics should be changed, seeking views on what level SET 1 should change to and on timescales for implementation.

SET 1 is the contemporary level of education and training considered necessary for entry to the Register. A change in SET 1 would not directly affect existing registered paramedics, or students part way through pre-registration education and training programmes.

You can download a copy of the consultation document below. You will need to refer to this when responding.

There are a number of ways to respond to the consultation:

Complete our online survey:
Email your comments to:
Write to us at:
Consultation on paramedic SET 1
Policy and Standards Department
Health and Care Professions Council
Park House
184 Kennington Park Road
SE11 4BU
The closing date for responses is Friday 15 December 2017.

If you would like to receive a copy of the consultation in hard copy, in Welsh, or in an alternative format, please contact us by emailing or phoning +44(0)20 7840 9815.