Education and training – Netcare 911

Education and training – Netcare 911

Accreditation

Netcare Education (Netcare Hospital Management (Pty) Ltd), including its Faculty of Emergency and Critical care is provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2025, 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,

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.

Course directory

Courses for the general public
  • CPR for family and friends – adults
  • CPR for family and friends – children and infants
  • Heartsaver CPR
  • Heartsaver CPR in schools
  • Heartsaver CPR AED
  • First aid levels 1 – 3
Undergraduate short course programmes
  • Basic Ambulance Assistant programme
  • Ambulance Emergency Assistant programme
Other undergraduate programmes (aligned with the National Qualifications Framework)
  • Diploma in Emergency Medical Care – Emergency Care Technician (Next intake June 2025)

Post-graduate programmes
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS ®)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers (ACLS EP®)
  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS ®)
  • Neonatal Advanced Life Support
  • AHA Airway Management Programme
  • AHA ECG and Pharmacology Programme
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS ®) – Basic Provider Course
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS ®) – Advanced Provider Course
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS ®) – Paediatric Provider Course
  • Basic Life Support Refresher Course
  • Ambulance Emergency Assistant Refresher Course

Registration

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

Email: feccenquiries@netcare.co.za
Fax: 086 638 8072

KZN campus

Email: secckzn_enquiries@netcare.co.za
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
VIEW MAP

Faculty manager: Liana Harmse
E-mail: liana.harmse@netcare.co.za

FECC – KwaZulu-Natal campus

Block D, 95 uMhlanga Rocks Drive, Durban North
Tel: 031 581 8209
Fax: 031 581 8247
Email: secckzn_enquiries@netcare.co.za
GPS: -29.774789, 31.035342
VIEW MAP

Programme manager: Pravashni Pillay
Email: pravashni.pillay@netcare.co.za

FECC – Midrand campus

Riverview Office Park, Block F
410 Janadel Avenue, Midrand
Tel: 010 209 8383
Fax: 086 638 8072
Email: feccenquiries@netcare.co.za
GPS: -25.999910, 28.119736
VIEW MAP

Campus administrator: Grace Mokwele
Email: grace.mokwele@netcare.co.za

Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH)

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


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.