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Overview of the Diploma RPL / APL Course
(FREC 3, 4 & 5)

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.

Graduates (e.g. South African AEA's), post RPL Course, have a much easier opportunity to enter the employment sector in the UK or Canada.

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  • Online Pre-Study (3 months prior)
  • 4 week Residential Course
  • No / limited clinical practice placements required
    (qualification dependant)

Qualifications eligible for RPL

FREC 4 (Qualsafe UK)
 First Person on Scene (RQF level 4)
IHCD Ambulance Technician (UK)
Combat Medical Technician Class 1 (UK Military)
Lead Medical Assistant (UK Navy)
Operational Emergency Care Orderly (SA Military)
Ambulance Emergency Assistant (SA)
EMT-Intermediate / Advanced EMT (US)
Registered Nurse

Kindly note above is not an exhaustive list. Please feel free to approach us should you have a similar medical qualification to the ones listed above.

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.


Ambulance Emergency Assistant's (SA) are fully exempt from the practice placement requirement and are certified at the end of the residential phase

Course Certification

Successful candidates will receive the same Certificates as issued on the full FREC 5 Diploma Course.

Course Content

Candidates will cover the same course content as on the full FREC 5 Diploma Course.
Please note though that due to the nature of recognition of prior learning, the theory content will be covered via Online Self-Study ONLY.

Career Progression to Paramedic

Once you have completed our  First Response Emergency & Urgent Care Diploma Level 5 (FREUC5)(RQF) - Qualsafe Awards, you can proceed via the following options to become a registered Paramedic:-

 UK HCPC Paramedic via
    • Recognition of Prior Learning (for 1st year of the Paramedic Degree) has been granted in the past by the following Universities: Birmingham, Leicester and Sunderland
    • More recently Glasgow Caledonian University and University of the West of Scotland (Glasgow) offer Recognition of Prior learning to FREC5 Graduates for the 1st year of the 3-year Degree in Paramedic Science (subject to entrance assessment)
 US National Registry Paramedic
  • Direct Access to a Missouri College that offers a blended-learning Paramedic Program (6 months Online Study, 4 months Residential)
  • Once you have US Paramedic Registration you are free to apply to the UK HCPC for registration as a Paramedic via the International Equivalency Route (3 months)
 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)

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

Course Dates

Entry Requirements

One of the above eligible Qualifications
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

Fully Inclusive

Online & Residential Tuition
Course Equipment

Operational Frontline Ambulance Shifts

Qualsafe Examination Fees
Certification Fees
Meals (Half-Board)
Any Applicable VAT

Course Cost

Standard Course Cost: EUR €4960

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How to Apply

  • 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


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

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