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Strong demand for places on paramedic degree course

An undergraduate degree course at the University of Bedfordshire is seeing strong demand.

The University's School of Healthcare Practice in Luton says it tries to make conditions as realistic as possible.

Paramedics undergoing training Credit: ITV Anglia

Students are taken through their paces using a mannequin, but all other aspects of the emergency scenario are as realistic as possible.

Paramedics undergoing training Credit: ITV Anglia

"They are dealing with human life and they are dealing with life and death situations for real and that is not pleasant. There's always that concern, if I do something wrong someone could die. To see them grow in their own confidences and self-belief is phenomenal."

– Tony Kemp Senior Lecturer, University of Bedfordshire & School of Healthcare Practice

The students have to work out what has happened and decide on most appropriate treatment.

Paramedics undergoing training Credit: ITV Anglia

The students have to work together in cramped conditions.

Each of the students are determined to make a difference and become a new generation of lifesavers.