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The 4-week Ronin Emergency Care Diploma RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) is designed for those pre-hospital care practitioners that would like to convert their current qualification to a cutting-edge United Kingdom qualification that allows endless possibilities of career progression and employability.

Course Certification

Directly after the Course

First Response Emergency Care Certificate Level 3 (FREC3)(RQF) - Qualsafe Awards
First Response Emergency Care Certificate Level 4 (FREC4)(RQF) - Qualsafe Awards
Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medications Certificate Level 3 (RQF) - Qualsafe Awards

BLS for Healthcare Providers Certificate (American Heart Association)

After Post Course Practical Placement (60 shifts)

First Response Emergency & Urgent Care Diploma Level 5 (FREUC5)(RQF) - Qualsafe Awards
Enhanced Medical Technician Certificate (Ronin)

Practice Placements (Post Course)

We also apply RPL to hours already worked on a Frontline Ambulance on a case by case basis so that we reduce your 60-shift Practical Placement requirement.

Qualifications eligible for RPL

FREC 4 (Qualsafe UK)
IHCD Ambulance Technician (UK)
Combat Medical Technician Class 1 (UK Military)
Lead Medical Assistant (UK Navy)
Operational Emergency Care Orderly (SA Military)
Basic Ambulance Assistant (SA)
Ambulance Emergency Assistant (SA)
EMT-Basic (US)
EMT-Intermediate (US)
Registered Nurse

Course Content

Theoretical Curriculum (Online Study)

 Introduction to Emergency Medical Care
 Anatomy & Physiology
 Patient Assessment
 Intravenous Therapy 
 Pharmacology & Protocols
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Paediatrics 
BLS Resuscitation inc. AED 
12 Lead ECG Interpretation 
Primary Healthcare 
Operational Telemetric Medicine 

Practical Curriculum (Week 1 - 4)

 Sinai Patient Approach
 Magills Forceps & Foreign Body Removal
 Needle & Surgical Cricothyrodotomy
 Oxygen Administration & Nebulisation
 Bag Valve Mask Ventilation
Use of Hemostatics & Tourniquets
Fracture Management
Burns Management
Needle Thoracentesis (Chest Decompression)
 Resuscitation inc. CPR and AED 
 12 Lead ECG Application & SATS Monittoring 
 Intravenous Therapy

 Hemoglucose Monitoring
 Drug Administration
 Intramuscular Injection
 Spinal Immobilisation
 Basic Wound Closure
 Vital Sign Monitoring
 Medical History Taking
 Frontline Ambulance Shifts - completed in a City with one of the highest trauma levels in the world - let's take you to the coalface of trauma care!

Location & Accommodation

Cape Town, South Africa

Scenic Hout Bay is a lively coastal town with a lovely swimming beach and a picturesque harbour where you can buy some of the best fish and chips in the world.


Students live in modern self-catering apartments sharing a room with a    colleague (same gender) close (200m) to the beach,  restaurants, shops, gyms, laundry and best of all, the  training center.


Breakfast & Dinner is taken at an assortment of local restaurants on a voucher based system. Tastes range from Italian to Mexican and all the usual tastes  in between

Career Progression to Paramedic

 UK HCPC Paramedic via
  • First Response Emergency & Urgent Care Level 6
  • Recognition of Prior Learning towards a Degree in Paramedical Science (UK Universities)
 US National Registry Paramedic
  • Direct Access to a Missouri College that offers a blended-learning Paramedic Program
 Australian BSc in Paramedical Science
  • Past graduates have been granted Recognition of Prior Learning by the University of Central Queensland for four modules of their BSc Paramedic Science (i.e. Human Body Systems 1 / 2 & Foundations of Paramedic Science 1 / 2)

Course Dates

2018 Dates

Start Finish Location
 21 Jan 2 MarSouth Africa
 23 April 18 MaySouth Africa
30 July 24 AugSouth Africa
 22 Oct 16 NovSouth Africa

Fully Inclusive

Online & Residential Tuition
Course Equipment
Operational Frontline Ambulance Shifts
Qualsafe Examination Fees
Certification Fees & Postage
Airport Transfers
Meals (Half-Board)
Any Applicable VAT

Entry Requirements

 One of the above eligible Qualifications
English Language Proficiency
Good physical fitness which includes functional senses, the ability to lift / carry patients and work long hours / shift work
Clear or Approved Criminal Background Check

Terms & Conditions

Our terms and conditions are integrated into our Online Application Form.

For further detailed Information relating to Travel, Entry Criteria, Postponement and Cancellation Policies


Course Cost

Standard Course Cost: £4160

Should you choose not to use our airport transfers, accommodation or meals, you will receive a reduction of
£ 8

Payment Procedure

Payments can be made via Electronic Funds Transfer by your bank (EFT) or via your Credit Card in two portions
(£ 2575-00 deposit to secure your place & the balance on / before your arrival)

What To Bring

Casual clothing is acceptable in class but in addition to this we would request that you bring the following documentation, clothing & equipment

Apply Online

  • Apply online to see if you meet the criteria for training with us
  • We will answer you within one working day
  • No Risk & No Obligation


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