Student Driving – SWASFT FAQs

C1 Driver Training Support to COVID 19 Response –  FAQs

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, student paramedics studying at partner universities have been enlisted to assist in a variety of operational ambulance roles alongside their clinical study.

To enable as people many as possible to drive ambulance vehicles, C1 training has been provided along with some limited emergency response driving courses.

Looking to the future, it is anticipated that student paramedics may be required to assist further in the response to COVID 19 requirements.

As such the Trust will make available C1 development to eligible students who have chosen to ‘opt in’ to the paid placement scheme to assist both the learner and the Trust.

The FAQs are downloadable as a PDF here  are to assist the learner with understanding this programme of development.

*It is important to note that the information contained within this document may change in light of COVID 19 response requirements, Trust requirements, or NHS England policy, funding or staffing requirements.