This course has the 7 weeks of IHCD Ambulance Training spread across 13 weeks to allow more flexibility for students.


Module 1 – 27 Jan 2014 – 14 Feb 2014, Module 2 – 17 Mar 2014 – 28 Mar 2014, Module 3 – 14 April 2014 – 25 April 2014.

Module 1 – 2 June 2014 – 20 June 2014, Module 2 – 21 July 2014 – 1 Aug 2014, Module 3 – 18 Aug 2014 – 29 Aug 2014.

Module 1 – 22 Sept 2014 – 10 Oct 2014, Module 2 – 10 Nov 2014 – 21 Nov 2014, Module 3 – 8 Dec 2014 – 19 Dec 2014


The Ambulance Aid (IHCD Ambulance Technician) qualification can be the first stage for the Paramedic Practice qualification or can also be delivered as a stand-alone qualification suitable for those providing emergency care. IHCD Ambulance Technicians will normally form part of a crew with either a Paramedic or an Emergency Care Assistant. In some areas, IHCD Ambulance Technicians will work on their own, crewing a Fast Response Vehicle (FRV).

This qualification is delivered in 4 units:

Introduction to the Body Systems
Managing Injury and Illness
Special Conditions
Clinical Placement

Topics covered include;

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Body Systems (e.g., Respiratory, Cardiac, Nervous, Skeletal, Digestive)
  • Patient Examination and Assessment
  • Airway Management and Resuscitation
  • Cardiac monitoring and Automated External Defibrillation
  • Trauma
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Infants and Children
  • Maternity
  • Extremes of Body Temperature
  • Infection Prevention and Infectious Diseases
  • Law and Ambulance Staff
  • Major Incidents

The IHCD Ambulance Technician (Modular Course) qualification requires 750 hours of appropriate clinical placement. Students are advised by IHCD to secure their clinical placement before commencing their training. Human Touch Training and Care is able to offer suitable clinical placements, subject to successful completion of the standard HR process. As this includes CRB checking and Occupational Health Screening, prospective students are advised to start this process as soon as possible to avoid a delay once the course is completed.

There are set knowledge assessments for each of the Units except the clinical placement. Students will be expected to maintain a portfolio of experience during their 750 hours of clinical placement and this will also be assessed prior to the final award of IHCD Ambulance Technician qualification.

The IHCD Ambulance Technician (Modular Course) takes place at the Human Touch Training Centre in the Lincolnshire village of Deeping St James, near Peterborough. Accommodation is available at the training centre in a newly refurbished accommodation block.

More details about the IHCD Ambulance Technician role can be found here;