Paramedic Career Framework

Since the College of Paramedics published the 3rd edition of the Post Registration – Paramedic Career Framework in 2015, considerable progress has been made throughout the UK regarding the continuing development of paramedics in all four pillars of the paramedic career framework. The first edition of the digital paramedic career framework was published in 2016 and includes appropriate case studies. In 2017 the College published the Paramedic Post-Graduate Curriculum Guidance and reviewed, updated and published the 2nd edition of the digital paramedic career framework.

A career framework diagram was created for the 2015 Post Registration – Paramedic Career Framework 3rd edition, and is recognised by many national stakeholders, including The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE), The Council of Deans of Health (CoDH), The Department of Health, Northern Ireland (DH, NI), The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Health Education England (HEE), NHS England (NHSE), NHS Education Scotland (NES), The Workforce, Education and Development Services (WEDS), and Royal Colleges. With ongoing development and changes in the profession this next edition of the career framework will include the next iteration of this well received diagram.

Paramedics continue to develop along the leadership and management, education, research and development, and clinical practice pathways, the latter with opportunities in primary, urgent, emergency, and critical care. The College of Paramedics as the professional body for UK Paramedics reiterates its commitment to “leading the development of the paramedic profession”; this publication is one of many key elements in delivering this commitment.