RAF Medic - Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Royal Air Force RAF (Employer)

Ministry of Defence (Training Provider)

Annual wage £15,670.00 to £53,197.00
37.0 hours per week Depending on the role and section you're posted to, you could be working 8-5 Mon-Fri or working shifts 24/7. Total hours per week: 37.00
104 weeks (duration)
2 December 2020(start date)
Senior healthcare support worker (apprenticeship standard)
1 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As an RAF Medic, you will provide essential medical support to personnel, responding to medical emergencies and providing airfield crash cover on stations in the UK, whilst on operations and also on exercises. RAF Medics can also train as paramedics, providing a full range of pre-hospital emergency care in military environments.


  • The RAF Medic is able to handle ambiguity, evaluate complex information and make evidence-based clinical decisions to promote and maintain patient welfare and safety
  • Whether supporting Medical Officers deliver Force Health, provide care in the air escorting casualties on Aeromedical Evacuation (AE) flights, embedded with the RAF Regiment or engaged in delivering specialist training, the RAF Medic possess a vast array of knowledge, skills and experience (KSE).
  • Air minded, they are capable of delivering care in challenging environments using collaborative working to maximise resources to ensure Defence personnel are fit for task while optimising an effective care pathway from point of injury world-wide to the UK

Future Prospects

Award of the Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care, Continual Professional Development and Clinical Evidenced Portfolios. Further employment in specialised areas will attract specialised courses to include but not exclusive, Aeromedical Evacuation, Air Transportable Isolator, Practice Management, Battlefield Advanced Trauma Life Support, Defence Instructor Training.

The RAF Medic Trade offers many different roles and opportunities. These are continual through your service career, further experience and promotion offers more diverse roles such Mountain Rescue, Aeromed, Critical Care Air Support Team and Practice Management, as well as potential employment as a Defence Instructor and Pressure Chamber Operator to name but a few. Further Opportunities also exist as a RAF Medic in RAF Akrotiri Cyprus, and, when there is a Service requirement and you meet the Criteria, you can apply for Paramedic Training.


Foundation and Bachelor Leadership and Management degrees.
Continuous Professional Development Courses.
Specialised role courses.

Skills Required

Please view all of the information on the role page on the RAF Recruitment website.

Qualities Required

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Qualifications Required

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Training Provided

Following Basic Recruit Training you will undertake Medical Training at the Defence Medical Academy (DMA) Lichfield. This course includes but not exclusive, Anatomy and Physiology, First Aid, Immediate Emergency Care, ECG recording, Medical Administration, Defence Medical Information Digital Systems, Pharmacy, Medical Stores and Secondary Health Care.

The training commences with Tri Service delivered training to include a placement in Secondary Health Care (SHC) and Defence Primary Health Care (DPHC). This will be followed by RAF Medic Specific training which includes commencement of the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Health Care and award of the Immediate Emergency Care Provider qualification.

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About the employer

The Royal Air Force is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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