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Remote Industry Paramedic (EMT-P)

The Industry Paramedic Programme is our flagship course which is a 1200 hour university accredited programme designed specifically for the remote medic, oil and gas industry, expeditions, close protection operators and contract medics throughout the world. The course covers both city based paramedic skill sets and remote paramedic training with an emphasis on high quality prolonged field care for remote and operational environments.

Course Description


   ALS Paramedic is the required level of training for Remote Medics, Offshore Medics and Tier 2 medics for jobs in close protection, mining, security, oil and gas, maritime vessels and expeditions. This course provides academic training and clinical experience necessary to competently operate in these sectors. Delegates begin the course by completing Phase 1 which focuses on Anatomy, Pathophysiology,  Pharmacology and intro to Cardiology. Phase 2 covers city based paramedic skills and follows the main course textbook, Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets with 51 online exams. Phase 3 covers advanced skills needed for Offshore Medics and Remote Paramedics working in a primary healthcare clinic. This includes ultrasound, GP skills, tropical medicine, orthopaedics, antibiotics, dive medicine, altitude medicine and RSI.

   This accelerated course is based on the guidelines for the US Paramedic which meets the requirements for city based Ambulance Paramedics. Graduates can apply for jobs as Tier Two Paramedics worldwide.

More information about the Remote Paramedic programme can be found here.

Entrance Exam: All delegates are required to sit the EMT Basic exam on day one of the course.

Distance Learning: 550 hours

Classroom Training: 4 weeks

Clinical Experience: 400 hours

This training can be divided into multiple trips.

We have clinical placements in A&E, remote clinics and hospitals in the United Kingdom, Jordan and Africa.


Dates: Rolling start dates. Classroom testing and skills are offered five times each year.

Australia Accreditation

  • Graduates from this course can apply for the Diploma of Paramedic Science.
  • This two-year Diploma is backed by the Australian Qualifications Framework.
  • There are additional fees for the Diploma.
  • AREMT accepts the Diploma for registration.
  • More information on the Diploma can be found here.


Bachelor’s Degree in Paramedic Science (UK)

  • Graduates with the Diploma can upgrade to a BSc from a UK university.
  • This course is completely online.
  • The course takes one year to complete.
  • Total cost for the BSc is around £2500.
  • This degree does not automatically give registration with the HCPC but greatly strengthens your application.


UK HCPC Registered Paramedic

  • The Australian Diploma of Paramedic Science has been used to gain international reciprocity for gaining the UK Paramedic registration.
  • Additional clinical experience is required before applying.
  • RPL is accepted on a case by case basis.


Malta Registered Paramedic

  • Graduates from the Industry Paramedic course can register as paramedics in Malta.
  • More information at



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Certified Tactical Paramedic



Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine

  • WMS has accredited the TTEMS course for 29.75 CME credits.
  • These can be used to earn your FAWM.


HSE-logoHSE Offshore Medics Course

  • Graduates of the Industry Paramedic course can attend the HSE Offshore Medics Course.
  • Many of our graduates have attended this course.




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US Board Certification for Critical Care Paramedics

  • Graduates of the Industry Paramedic course can attend the Critical Care Paramedic Course
  • There are plenty of jobs available for this qualification in the Middle East
  • Starting wages can be £500 per day




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Our Instructors

  • Paramedics and Offshore Medics currently working in the Middle East and on oil rigs
  • A&E Consultants, Cardiologists and Anaesthetists
  • Former US Green Berets who are board certified Tactical Paramedics
  • Academic clinical lecturers from UK and EU universities


What do you get for your tuition?

  • Monitored online training
  • Four weeks of classroom testing and training
  • 400 hours of clinical placements
  • At least two instructors in the classroom
  • Minimum instructor to student ratio of 1:4
  • Registration through the Malta Registry of Paramedics



Course Certificates

  • Industry Paramedic from Merit Training
  • International Trauma Life Support – Military (ITLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Tropical, Travel and Expedition Medical Skills Course (TTEMS)
  • Prehospital Airway and Rapid Sequence Intubation Course (PARSIC)


Optional courses offered during the classroom training in Malta

  • Level 3 cert in Supervising Food Safety for Remote Medics
  • Level 3 cert in Health and Safety in the Workplace for Remote Medics
  • CPR and BLS Instructor from Merit Training
  • Introduction to Blue Light Driving


Free CPD courses

Industry Paramedic students have free access to the following online courses:


Tibbee portfolio management system

  • Paramedic students will use Tibbee for building their paramedic portfolio whilst in the programme.
  • A Tibbee account will make it much easier to gain reciprocity into the UK Paramedic certification.
  • Tibbee is the world leader in CPD management and assisting the paramedic with recertification requirements.


What is not included with this course:

  • Travel to the classroom and clinical locations
  • Food during classroom and clinical placements
  • Textbooks must be purchased by the student
  • Travel and health insurance for the duration of the training
  • Immunisation shots
  • Criminal background check required for clinical placements


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Anyone who successfully completes the Industry Paramedic course gets a completion certificate from Merit Training. This cert can be used to apply for the Diploma of Paramedic Science from the Australian government. There is an additional cost that you pay to Australia for this. At the moment is it about AUD995 or around £460.

You can split the clinical placements any way you like. Most students choose several clinical placement locations.

There is a requirement for 400 hours of clinic placements before you can complete the course. Some of this can be done in Bristol but some must be completed in either Moldova or South Africa. There you will be able to get your intubations, suturing and cannulations that you cannot get in the UK.

The cost for these clinical placements are included. We also pay for your accommodation in Moldova or South Africa.

Once the Industrial Paramedic course is completed you will receive a Diploma of Paramedic Science from Australia. With that diploma and 2000 hours of working as a paramedic then you can apply to the UK for registration.

Most of our graduates get paid to do those 2000 hours by working in the Middle East and North Africa. We suggest that all of our graduates work in the industry whilst gaining those 2000 hours.

The HCPC requires a Diploma and at least 2000 hours of clinical experience. By 2021 they will require the degree as well

  • During the course, all medical kit needed will be available to you.
  • There will also be an opportunity to purchase items to add to your own personal med kit.


  • All textbooks you may have purchased for your pre- course study.
  • Notebook/ Paper / Pens
  • Laptop (should come in useful, but is not absolutely necessary)
  • A watch with a ‘seconds’ hand
  • You will be supplied with navy blue polo shirts and navy blue flight suits to wear during the course. Please bring dark or tan-coloured trousers to go with the polo shirts.
  • Personal sundries and medication (if applicable).

Airport transfers are not included in the course package. Taxis can easily be picked up outside Malta International Airport.



  • Monitored online training
  • Four weeks of classroom testing and training
  •  Accommodation in a B&B
  • 400 hours of clinical placements
  • Accommodation during clinical placements
  • At least two instructors in the classroom
  • Minimum instructor to student ratio of 1:4
  • Industry Paramedic from Merit Training
  • International Trauma Life Support – Military (ITLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Tropical, Travel and Expedition Medical Skills Course (TTEMS)



  • Monitored online training
  • Four weeks of classroom testing and training
  • Beach front accommodation in Malta
  • 400 hours of clinical placements
  • Accommodation during clinical placements
  • At least two instructors in the classroom
  • Minimum instructor to student ratio of 1:4


  • The latest you should enroll is around four months ahead of the classroom training phase which you aim to attend.
  • Most of our students take more than six months to complete the distance learning phase of this course. Most of our students work while they study. This is why we advise to allow four to six months, minimum.
  • If you can complete all 51 chapter exams online as well as complete your written assignments, you will be cleared to attend the classroom training phase. If you can devote a lot of time to study each month, it is possible to do this in four months and maybe even three.
  • If unforeseen circumstances keep you from studying or make it impossible for you to attend the chosen dates, you may book a different classroom training phase. Terms and conditions apply and re-booking fees may be charged, depending on timing.
  • Accommodation is included in the course package.
  • This course will be held at Seabreeze Hotel which is located in the seaside town of Birzebbuga. Your accommodation will be here as well. The classroom is located on the first floor of the hotel. Enter the building by the side entrance (hotel reception) and make your way upstairs. There, the classroom is located to your left.
  • Students will share spacious three-bedroom apartments at Seabreeze Hotel. Facilities there are simple but adequate. Each student will have a room to themselves. They will share kitchen, bathroom and lounge area. All apartments have WIFI, which is free. Towels are provided and usually changed once a week along with sheets on cleaning day. However, if guests require clean towels more often, they can ask at reception and these will be provided at no extra cost.
  • Accommodation is available for you for the night prior to commencement of the course up to and including the night following the end of the course.
  • Check-in time at Seabreeze Hotel is 14:00hrs. If you arrive early, you may still check in at reception and leave your bags at the hotel. On occasion, your room may be available for an early check-in.
  • Students will have a kitchen available in their apartment for preparing meals.
  • A washing machine is available for your use and this is located on the ground floor of each block. There is a charge of €2 per hour. Keys can be collected from the reception desk.
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    (Delivery for orders of over €75 is free.)

Merit Training's Industry Paramedic course consists of three components:

  • DISTANCE LEARNING (550 hours)
  • CLINICAL PLACEMENT (400 hours)

The distance learning phase can begin as soon as the first payment has been received by the applicant. Most people, if they work part-time at the same time, take 6 to 8 months to complete this.

The classroom training phase can be completed either in one classroom attendance of 4 weeks, or in two attendances of 2 weeks.

The completion of 400 hours takes usually 6 weeks. Completion within 5 weeks is possible, in some clinical placement locations, and most students take two trips to two different locations and complete in 8 weeks.

  • Middlesex University (UK) approve the Industry Paramedic course curriculum and grant 120 credits at Level 4.

This is equal to a Certificate of Higher Education which is roughly equal to one year of university education.

- Please note that other universities will accept these credits at their own discretion and may only allow a certain number to count towards further university training which graduates may wish to undertake.

(Additional fee applies.)

  • Graduates become registered paramedics through Malta Registry of Paramedics.
  • Graduates may also register as paramedics with AREMT, for an additional fee.
  • Equivalency may be claimed through the Australian National Qualifications Framework for a Diploma of Paramedic Science. (Note that this application is not mediated through Merit Training.)
  • Further approval through: Ministry of Health, Republic of Moldova - Accreditation pending final review


  • The American Safety and Health Institute certifies the Advanced Cardiac Life Support course.
  • International Trauma Life Support certifies the International Trauma Life Support course.
  • The College of Remote and Offshore Medicine certifies the Tropical, Travel and Expedition Medicine Course, the Level 3 Food Safety for Supervisors and the Level 3 Health and Safety for Supervisors course.
  • The prerequisite requirement for this course is medical training to the level of:

Pre-Paramedic Course, Emergency Medical Technician, IHCD Ambulance Technician, Basic Ambulance Assistant, MIRA or equivalent.

Questions and persons whom to contact directly at Merit Training:

  • Registrations/Finance:
  • Course content:
  • Clinical Placements:

General Payment Terms:

  • An electronic invoice is issued and this enables you to make payments by credit card or PayPal.
  • Alternatively, it allows you to conveniently send us a message about payment by bank transfer.

Making a payment:

  • Locate the ‘Pay Now’ button at the top right of the invoice page.
  • When clicking on it, you will be given three different options: with card Pay with Card: Secure credit card payment through STRIPE.

2. PayPal PayPal: You will be redirected to PayPal’s website for payment.

3.other Bank transfer, wire transfer, BACS or EURO cheques: Our preferred method of payment, especially for amounts over € 500.

  • How it works:
    Use your online banking facility to make a payment. Alternatively, you go to your bank and organise a bank transfer or wire transfer. You can also send a cheque or postal order, but these need to be in EURO.
  • Include your name or your invoice number when making payment.
  • When that is done, go back to the notification email for this invoice and re-open it in your browser.
  • Select this payment option and enter the amount and the date. (No need to enter Check/PO or Reference Number.) - Submit this note. -This will let us know to expect your payment.
  • When the payment shows up on our end, we will send you a notification message.

General Notes and Bank Details:

  • Bank transfer (also known as wire transfer or BACS) is our preferred method for receiving payment.
  • All payment charges for international bank transfers should be shared equally between sender and receiver (choose appropriate setting when setting up bank transfer)

    Merit Training Ltd. Bank Details

    Bank: BOV


    IBAN: MT08VALL22013000000040022908454

    Account Number: 40022908454

    Bank address: Bank of Valletta plc, 58, Zachary Street, Valletta, Malta

All our invoices are in EURO and only payment in this currency can be accepted.

  • No refunds are given, however exceptions can be made, at our discretion, if cancellation occurs six weeks before the course is due to begin.
  • As part of the preparations for attendance of any Merit Training course, students are required to ensure that they have the necessary visas to enter Malta if they they hold a passport that makes this necessary.
  • The visa application process and the inherent risk of not being able to obtain a visa and therefore not being in a position to attend a course are solely the responsibility of the student.
  • Unless course attendance is cancelled six weeks in advance of the course dates, Merit Training cannot return any course fees in the case of a student's not being in a position to obtain a visa.
  • We are not in a position to offer advice on visa issues - Please check with the relevant embassy or consulate.
  • As part of the visa application process, applicants may require certain documents. The document most often requested from us is a Letter of Invitation.
  • On request, we can provide a scanned copy of a signed and stamped ‘Letter of Invitation’. This letter will include details of course, dates, course location and location of accommodation. (Whichever is applicable.)

It is Merit Training's strict policy to supply a "Letter of Invitation" only when the booking process has been completed.

           The booking process is complete when:

  • The application form has been filled out,
  • An invoice has been issued,
  • Payment in full received,
  • All prerequisite documents (such as proof of level of medical training) have been received.

Generally, a scanned copy of this letter is acceptable for the purpose of supporting a visa application.

Should applicants wish to receive the original copy of this letter by post, Merit Training can do so, at no extra charge.

It can also be sent by courier, for a charge of €40. (Payable in advance, by credit card or by PayPal.)

Request a letter of invitation here.

  • Lectures will begin at 8 am sharp. Lectures will end around 5 pm. Each day there will be a one-hour lunch break. Lunch is not provided, but can easily be sourced nearby.
  • WIFI is available free of charge.
  • Shops and restaurants are located nearby. There is a restaurant located on the ground floor of the hotel that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner or you may choose to stay at a cafe or restaurant located right on the seaside which is only a 2 minute walk away!
  • One the first day of class you will be required to sign a liability waiver form. You may spend some time out of doors in scenario-based learning. During the entire course our instructors will be monitoring the events and providing a safe and effective learning environment. Practice scenarios will consist of students responding to fictional injuries and incidents. Participants will be asked to take turns being casualties as well as responders. Fake blood and moulage sets as well as sound effects may be used to make the experience more engaging. Please inform a member of staff if you are concerned that these simulations may raise any seriously uncomfortable or stressful emotions. It is our intention to provide the absolute best medical training available and this will, at times, challenge your comfort zone and your medical knowledge. Merit Training will support you through the process of gaining excellent medical knowledge and experience. We are also there to support you throughout the journey of becoming a medic, which will bring up some emotional as well as physical challenges. We are proud to provide a learning environment where students support each other through all challenges. Staff will always be available to give additional individual support whenever needed.
  • Students will arrive into Malta International Airport (MLA). This is Malta's only airport.
  • Journey time to the Seabreeze Hotel is approximately ten minutes.
  • Taxi stands can be found directly as you exit departures.
  • Here is a map of the location that shows details of local amenities.
  • Yes, payment plans are available. We try to accommodate students where we can.
  • How does it work? Equal monthly payments are split between the time you sign up until the start of the classroom phase of the course. On condition that payment in full is received PRIOR to the start of the classroom training phase. E.g. sign up in January and course is in August: equal monthly payments are split over the months in between and are concluded before the start of the classroom phase in August.
  • A deposit of  Eur500 is required to secure your place and to gain access to our online learning environment.  These are not refundable however may be transferable to another course date.
  • Certain T&C apply. Further details available here:

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Duration of Course Online

4-6 months

Duration of Course Classroom

Four weeks in Malta or South Africa. These can also be done in two-week blocks with prior approval from the teaching staff. This course is offered worldwide for organisations with ten or more paramedic students who want a private course run at their facilities.


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Any applicant under the age of 25 years must have an interview before applying.

Emergency Medical Technician, FREC 4, Ambulance Technician, Basic Ambulance Assistant, MIRA or equivalent.

All paramedic applicants must show that they have had at least 40 hours of current patient contact within the past year.




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Clinical placements

can be arranged during the classroom training.

Upcoming Dates

It is also possible for students to split this into two blocks of two weeks each.

2018 dates will be offered by the College of Remote and Offshore Medicine