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The FECC is a leading South African provider of private emergency medical services training.

The FECC is a leading South African provider of private emergency medical services training.

Who we are

Netcare Education's Faculty of Emergency and Critical Care (FECC) continues to lead the way in paramedic and advanced life support education, by combining theoretical teaching and cutting-edge technology with practical training to provide world-class courses and emergency medical professional resources to serve our communities and country.

The FECC is a leading South African provider of private emergency medical services training.

World-class education and training

The FECC team of highly qualified and dedicated instructors have extensive experience in education and training as well as emergency medical practice. These clinicians all have postgraduate qualifications and many of them also hold international instructors' qualifications.

Current educational methodology, state-of-the art training aids and equipment in our modern, purpose-built facilities ensure that the learning experience simulates the real emergency environment. Students have access to a comprehensively stocked resource centre, as well as a computer and simulation laboratory.

All of these factors ensure cutting-edge academic content in a stimulating learning environment aimed at producing confident, effective and up-to-date emergency care providers at basic, intermediate and advanced life support levels.

Netcare Education

Netcare Education, a division of Netcare, is regarded as one of South Africa’s leading private education and training institutions of healthcare professionals, both in nursing, emergency medical services, and ancillary healthcare.

Netcare Education comprises two faculties. The Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH) provides formal education and training in the fields of nursing and ancillary disciplines, and the Faculty of Emergency and Critical Care (FECC) provides formal education and training in the field of emergency and critical care as well as first aid training for members of the public.


Established 27 years ago, and with campuses in Johannesburg and Pretoria in Gauteng, Durban North in KwaZulu-Natal, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and Cape Town in the Western Cape, Netcare Education has built up a solid reputation for equipping students with the academic, clinical, practical and personal skills required for a professional career in healthcare.


Over 3 500 students registered with the FNAH on various nursing programmes in 2015 and 475 registered with the FECC on various emergency services programmes. On average, 1 500 students graduate annually in the various programmes.

A learning experience simulating the real emergency environment.

Netcare Education


Faculty of Emergency and Critical Care (FECC)

Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH)


2 campuses in Gauteng & KwaZulu-Natal

5 campuses in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape & Western Cape


Netcare Education (Pty) Ltd), including its Faculty of Emergency and Critical care is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education Institution under the Higher Education Act of 1997. Registration certificate no. 2014/HE07/010.

The FECC is furthermore accredited with the following professional organisations:

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
  • Resuscitation Council of South Africa (RCSA)
  • South African Department of Labour (DoL)
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)

Combining current educational methodology in theoretical teaching and cutting-edge technology with practical training.

For more information on the FECC’s accreditation, click here

Our training programmes

Whether you are interested in a career in emergency medical services, a healthcare professional looking to upgrade or extend your skills, or are simply looking for peace of mind knowing that you have the necessary first aid skills to cope in a medical emergency, the FECC has a course to suit your needs.

We offer a variety of short courses, undergraduate and post-graduate programmes to prospective and current emergency medical services practitioners. Emergency medical training programmes are also offered to augment the inherent skills of doctors and nurses and provide them with focused insight into the field of emergency care.

Members of the public can enrol for a number of first aid courses aimed at equipping individuals with the necessary skills to act in all medical emergencies they are likely to encounter in their day-to-day lives and even to save lives. First aid courses are also offered to corporates and businesses, to have their employees trained in first aid.

The FECC offers training at our campuses in Midrand, Gauteng and Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal. The FECC’s footprint, however, extends across Southern Africa, as training can also be provided in any other region of South Africa to suit the specific needs of larger student groups.


Please click here to retrieve a registration form. Complete the registration form and indicate the course and course date for which you would like to enrol. Payment for courses can be made either at Nedbank or via electronic transfer. Our banking details are found on the second page of the registration form.

Once you have completed the registration form and made your payment, kindly submit your form and proof of payment to the FECC via any of the following methods:

Gauteng campus

Fax: 086 638 8072

KZN campus
Fax: 031 581 8247

Personally: Hand in the documentation at the FECC campus nearest to you.

Contact us

National office: FECC

76 Maude Street (Cnr West), Sandton, 2196
GPS: -26.104648, 28.056001
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Faculty manager: Liana Harmse

FECC - KwaZulu-Natal campus

Block D, 95 uMhlanga Rocks Drive, Durban North
Tel: 031 581 8209
Fax: 031 581 8247
GPS: -29.774789, 31.035342
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Programme manager: Pravashni Pillay

FECC - Midrand campus

Riverview Office Park, Block F
410 Janadel Avenue, Midrand
Tel: 010 020 1060
Fax: 086 638 8072
GPS: -25.999910, 28.119736
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Campus administrator: Grace Mokwele

Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH)

For more information on the FNAH, its campuses, nursing and other training programmes offered, click here.