Hazardous Environment Medicine – Paramedic (HEMP) (Tech to Para)


We specialise in hazardous environment medical training, so if you want to train to become a paramedic, and have an interest in the outdoors, urban rescue or just want something a little different we will be able to help. We aim to develop the knowledge and skills required by paramedics in both hazardous environments and in domestic practice.

HCPC Entry Level Change

The HCPC is changing the SET1, the requirement will mean that for courses from 1 September 2021 students may only enrol onto a course that results in a BSc with Honours.  However, anyone enrolled on a HEMP diploma level course prior to this date is still eligible to apply for registration at a later date if you have successfully completed the HEMP programme.

ORMS are currently working on a new BSc Hons programme which satisfies the new threshold requirements and further information on this will be available soon.

Due to the recent changes applied by the HCPC we are no longer offering spaces for the BSc Paramedic – Remote & Hazardous Environments awarded by Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen and we have decided to concentrate our efforts on the Hazardous Environment Medicine Paramedic (HEMP) programme which is awarded at diploma level in the meantime. However, we will continue to support any current students in the completion of their studies with RGU and their course will still make them eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC on completion of stage 2.

Entry to the Programme (Last courses)

We are pleased to be able to offer spaces on the HEMP programme for students who are working at the level of knowledge and experience equivalent to an Ambulance Technician.

Course summary – Technician to Paramedic

HEMP is an HCPC approved programme. The course is part-time, and it will take you approximately 2 years of study time which most students achieve whilst working full time in healthcare.

The 8 Modules are split into 3 phases, these include:

  • Preparation: Directed reading & online tasks
  • Attendance: Lectures, Scenario training
  • Consolidation: Directed reading, placement, module assignment

It is essential that you are supported by an employer who will support your learning by providing suitable exposure to patients, on the road, mentored by HCPC registered Paramedics who will also work closely with us during your training.

During your time studying with us, you will have a Portfolio of evidence to complete, which will be reviewed at each time you attend a module. Practice placements are required on emergency vehicles, and also in a hospital setting.

How much does it cost?

The course cost is £8,900 inc VAT, spread across the eight modules.  You can stagger the payments by paying per module (£1,112.50 each).

How do I apply?

There is an online application form that you need to complete for this course and you will be required to attend a “virtual” selection day.

Please remember it is essential that you provide the following as part of your application:
· Copies of certificates/qualifications/transcripts
· Personal Statement (stating why you want to apply for this course)
· Full CV
· References
· Details of employer willing to support your learning.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.
We look forward to hearing from you!