Digital Career Framework

Paramedics have a unique role that intersects healthcare, public health, social care and public safety. The rapidly evolving face of healthcare, in seeking to break down barriers and remove unnecessary inefficiencies, brings increasing opportunities for the paramedic profession to be a key contributor to the new healthcare model of the future.

The College of Paramedics Digital Career Framework showcases the ever growing variety of roles that paramedics are undertaking in clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research. Contributors from a wide range of backgrounds share their experiences and professional development. If you are looking for inspiration you will find it here!

The Digital Career Framework is structured around the College’s Post Registration Career Framework. Now in its 4th Edition, the framework offers guidance for paramedics seeking to further their careers and for education providers offering CPD and qualification routes. The College of Paramedics continues to work to ensure development routes in the key areas of: clinical, educational, leadership and managerial, and research are available and accessible for post-registered paramedics. 

This framework seeks to aid this further, acting as a less formal guide to the most appropriate education, knowledge, and expertise available to paramedics as they develop their skills along their career pathway. It represents a key milestone in leading the development of the paramedic profession, which the College of Paramedics is committed to furthering. We believe it provides the best advice for paramedics seeking to develop their skills, and we would like to thank all those involved for their hard work, time and contributions in getting us to this point.

Paramedics are now delivering care and treatments that ten years ago would have only been undertaken by doctors, and we hope that this work will further support your on-going development. Looking forward, we know that paramedics will be an integral part of the multi-professional workforce, delivering urgent and emergency patient-centered care across the UK.