Can I become a paramedic if I have a disability?
Yes, however a few ambulance services restrict areas of work such as not going airside on an international airport.
Yes, the university teams can help assess this and assistance can and should be drawn upon.
Yes, the university teams can help, and assistance can and should be drawn upon. Challenges of getting the Patient Clinical records completed in a timely manner is often the biggest issue and it is not uncommon for student paramedics to meet this challenge in practice and resolve it with help and support of qualified practice educators.
Yes, technically as you are not expected to be able to drive to become registered with the HCPC as a paramedic. Some university direct entry paramedic programmes will expect a full manual B class driving licence. (Check individual University entry criteria). If an individual has an 'untoward episode' it is very likely that the B class driving licence is removed for 12 months and the C1 class element can and is often removed for 5 years, this makes it very difficult to gain employment in most NHS Ambulance Services, however, it may be possible to complete placements as attendant only in a supernumerary capacity and gain employment in a non-driving paramedic role.
For further advice on medical conditions and driving please see the Assessing fitness to drive: a guide for medical professionals.