Creating the Quiet Professionals of Tomorrow...

Overview of the Certificate Course

Ronin™SA  seeks to train holistic Close Protection officers in the fullest sense of the word. We are of the view that to finalise your Close Protection Training you should be able to protect your client from a range of medical and traumatic emergencies.

We see our Reality-based EMS Certificate as a path to realising a real-world ability to intervene on behalf of your client in a meaningful way - far in excess of typical first aid training required for security licensing around the world.

It is also of use to any civilian who is undertaking wilderness, adventures or merely travelling to remote areas or countries without good civilian medical infrastructure .e.g. ex-pats, yachtsman, press corps etc.

The spectrum of skills and abilities taught on this program have been set at Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Framework (PHEM) skills framework descriptor level E.


  • Online Pre-Study (3 months prior)
  • 6 week Residential
    (FREC 3 & 4 Certificates issued directly afterwards)
  • No clinical practice placements required

Course Certification

Regulatory Body Registration (UK HPAC)

The First Response Emergency Care Certificate (FREC4) forms the basis for registration as an Emergency Care Assistant with the Health Practice Associates Council of the United Kingdom for those Graduates that meet their requirements upon successful completion of the Course.

Career Progression to Paramedic

The FREC 4 Certificate forms part of a progressive suite of prehospital care qualifications. Pathways to becoming a Paramedic exist once the FREC 5 Diploma is completed.

Course Content

Theoretical Curriculum (Week 1 & 2)

 Introduction to Emergency Medical Care
 Anatomy & Physiology
 Patient Assessment
 Intravenous Therapy 
 Pharmacology & Protocols
BLS Resuscitation inc. AED 
Primary Healthcare 

Operational Telemetric Medicine 

Practical Curriculum (Week 3 to 6)

 Sinai Patient Approach
 Foreign Body Airway Removal
 Oxygen Administration & Nebulisation
 Bag Valve Mask Ventilation
Use of Hemostatics & Tourniquets
Fracture Management
Burns Management
 Resuscitation inc. CPR and AED 
3 Lead ECG Application & SATS Monitoring 

Assisting a Paramedic (Intravenous Therapy)

 Hemoglucose Monitoring
 Drug Administration
 Automated Intramuscular Injection
 Spinal Immobilisation
 Vital Sign Monitoring
 Medical History Taking
Observational Frontline Ambulance Shifts - completed in Cape Town - a city with one of the highest trauma levels in the world. Let's take you to the coalface of trauma care!

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Entry Requirements

18 years of age
English Language Proficiency is at an equivalent level of CEFR B2 level (Receptive skills as well as written and spoken)
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

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


Additional Information

For further detailed Information relating to Travel, Entry Criteria, Postponement and Cancellation Policies, please visit this page

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

Fully Inclusive

Online & Residential Tuition
Course Equipment
2 Operational Frontline Ambulance Shifts
Qualsafe Examination Fees
Certification Fees
Meals (Breakfast & Dinner)
Any Applicable VAT

Course Cost

Standard Course Cost: 

EUR €6450 LESS any applicable Fee Reductions given your specific circumstances

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Fee Reductions

Ronin SA does offer Fee Reductions to certain people. To view the criteria and application process kindly visit the Fee Reductions Page

Payment Procedure

Payments can be made via Electronic Funds Transfer by your bank (EFT) from either your Current or Credit Card account.

Payment can be made in two instalments: EUR €3725-00 deposit to secure your place & the balance on / before your arrival

Course Dates

Flags, Symbols & Currency of Canada - World Atlas  ** Canadians ***

You are able to claim up to 90% of your tuition fee back via your Yearly Tax Return

A "Tuition Fees Certificate for Educational Institutions Outside Canada for a Deemed Resident of Canada" is provided by us to the delegate for this purpose

 ** Australians **
Australian service leavers can apply on a case by case basis to the Defence Force Transition program for funding for our courses 

Above is in ADDITION to our funding assistance given to Soldiers, Police Officers, Veterans and Paramedics

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