All candidates will be required to satisfy the following recruitment and entry requirements:
- A Minimum SCQF Level 4 in a Mathematics and an English language qualification. Typically, this is National 4 or Standard Grade Level 4 or above. A full guide to the qualifications is available on the Scottish Ambulance Service website.
- A full driving licence with no more than three penalty points
- An Occupational Fitness Test
- Occupational Health Screening
- Satisfactory application to the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme managed by Disclosure Scotland
- Reference process
You will also need to have attained a full C1 driving licence by the time you start with the Scottish Ambulance Service.
Whilst not an essential criteria, previous experience in a caring environment would be an advantage, but equally, volunteer work or working with your community would be beneficial.
To qualify as an Ambulance Technician, you will need to pass the Diploma in Emergency Care Support at SCQF Level 6 and the Diploma for Associate Ambulance Practitioners. You will also need to successfully undertake an Emergency Driving Response course.
Technicians are trained through a bespoke internal education programme. Technicians are employed by the Service from day one and undertake training whilst also carrying out the role of Technician.
Find out about the recruitment process and how you can become an Ambulance Technician on the Scottish Ambulance Service website.