Prehospital Care

Associate Ambulance Practitioner

Futurequals Level 4 Diploma - Coming Soon

Qualification Information

Qualification number: 603/0654/3.

For the full list of qualification units please refer to the qualification specification attached below.

Course Information

The Futurequals Level 4 Diploma for Associate Ambulance Practitioners is an accredited, regulated and quality assured qualification that is recognised throughout the UK. This extensive programme has been designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to operate as an Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) in the Emergency and Urgent Care setting.

The AAP works as part of the wider Emergency & Urgent Care setting, having direct contact with service users or others, providing high quality and compassionate care. Day-to-day duties and tasks for an AAP would involve working as part of an ambulance crew responding to emergency (999) & urgent calls providing emergency and urgent assistance, driving safely and progressively at high speed.

The AAP will assess, treat and manage service users at the scene or assist with non-conveyance or onward referral if appropriate, reducing the need for hospital admission. Other tasks involve working closely with other emergency services and the wider NHS. Tasks of an AAP will include evaluating different approaches to solving problems, communicating those results accurately and reliably, with structured and coherent arguments.

AAPs work at a level above that of Clinical Healthcare Support Workers and have knowledge of the underlying concepts and associated principles within their area of study, including the ability to evaluate and interpret these. They will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment, exercising some personal responsibility. AAPs will undertake further annual training and develop new skills within a structured and managed environment when employment is secured. The AAP will work under the supervision of an occupationally competent individual at the same level or above in accordance with Regulatory policies and procedures for an initial probationary period of 750hrs.

After successful completion, the AAP will be accountable for their own actions, operating within their own scope of practice. They will work alongside professional colleagues of higher or lower grades.

Course Duration

The AAP course that we deliver has a Total Qualification Time (TQT) requirement of 1450 hours (Does not include the optional component).

  • Phase 1: 13 weeks initial classroom training.
  • Phase 2: 750 hours of clinical placements.


We are able to deliver our AAP training course at our Snetterton Training Facility.