Course details

Category: Under-Graduate Programmes
Course Name: Diploma in Emergency Medical Care - Emergency Care Technician (ECT)

The Diploma in Emergency Medical Care is a 2 year qualification at an NQF 6 level and will lead to registration as an Emergency Care Technician with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.


The minimum entrance requirements for the programme will be as follows:

  •          Senior Certificate with University exemption, or its equivalent (NQF Level 4), as determined by a status committee, with an M-score of 10 and at least:

o   a E symbol on Higher Grade Biology/Physiology, Physical Science and Mathematics, or

o   a D symbol on Standard Grade in Biology/Physiology, Physical Science and Mathematics.


  •          The minimum admission requirement for applicants with a post-2008 National Senior Certificate  in which the candidate has obtained the following:

o   Mathematics                           Minimum APS score of 3


o   Mathematical Literacy            Minimum APS score of 6

o   English                                    Minimum APS score of 4

o   Life Sciences                          Minimum APS score of 3

o   Physical Science                    Minimum APS score of 3

o   Additional subject 1                 Minimum APS score of 3

o   Additional subject 2                 Minimum APS score of 3

o   The minimum total APS score for admission will be 24 (excluding Life Orientation).


All applicants that meet the minimum academic entry requirements will undergo a selection process which will consist of the following:

  •          Language and numeracy skills assessment
  •          Structured personal interview
  •          Physical fitness and swimming proficiency assessment
  •          Medical examination


Applications can be submitted now and will be open until early February 2018. The programme will be starting in June 2018.  Send an email to to receive an application pack.


Course Code: ECT
Duration: 2 years
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