Course details

Category: Under-Graduate Programmes
Course Name: Diploma in Emergency Medical Care

The Diploma in Emergency Medical Care is a 2 year qualification at an NQF 6 level and will lead to registration as a Paramedic 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:

  •          Literacy and numeracy skills assessment
  •  English speaking proficiency assessment 
  •          Structured personal interview
  •          Physical fitness and swimming proficiency assessment
  •          Medical examination


Applications can be submitted now and will be open until 8 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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