Paramedic Learnership 2024/2025 Application Form

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Paramedic Learnership

Anyone interested in becoming a paramedic can always take part in the South African Government’s paramedic Learnership programme which will provide them with quality training, and practical experience all at the same time.

Paramedic Learnership courses set students up for professional success, giving them a much better chance of finding a job. Those who have completed the programme are often hired by private or government healthcare providers because of their qualifications.

Paramedic Learnership Requirements

Additionally, when you wish to take part in paramedic learnership or training in South Africa, there are some entry requirements to fulfill either 1, 2, or 3.

1. Applicants who come up with Senior Certificate (prior to 2009) must have a minimum of E on Higher grade or D on Standard Grade for the subjects of English, Mathematics, Biology, and/or Physical Science.

2. Applicants with National Senior Certificate must have an achievement rating of the minimum of Rate Code 3 (40%-49%) in the subjects of English, Mathematics, Life Sciences, and/or Physical Science.

3. Lastly, the applicants who have National Certificate (Vocational) must have obtained a minimum passing of 60% for English, Mathematics, Life Sciences, and/or Physical Science.

Different Levels of Paramedics Care

Indeed, to be a qualified paramedic, people must have gone through some training in order to be in a specific level of care. These levels will classify the paramedics in South Africa to perform treatment or care based on their training, as seen in the following.

Basic Life Support: This is a short course in which all paramedics will be trained to do CPR, stop any bleeding, help women in labor, and also other non-invasive procedures.

Intermediate Life Support: Another short course is this Intermediate Life Support. This level enables you to perform IV therapy (drips) Bronchodilators, Defibrillation (shock) and chest decompression, etc.

Emergency Care Technician: Moreover, this level takes two years period of time for complete the formal training.

Advanced Life Support Paramedics: Lastly, at this level, all paramedics will be able to perform Advanced Airway Management, Advanced midwifery, IV Drug Therapy, Marine Medicine, Aviation Medicine, and Advanced Resuscitation.

Course Related to Learnership for Paramedic

As time goes by, there are a lot of changes in training the paramedics. In the following, there are a few courses to take in order to progress to be able to get yourself to the level of Advanced Life Support Paramedics.

  • ECA (Emergency Care Assistant) requires one year course to complete.
  • Diploma Emergency Medical Care takes two years to complete. However, when you have obtained ECO, you will only take one year to accomplish.
  • Finally, a Bachelor of Health Sciences requires four years to complete at the university. It is level NQF8 and it equips the paramedics to practice advanced life support.

Furthermore, there are some HPCSA-accredited education and training providers in some areas of South Africa that may help you to pursue paramedic learnership/training for nursing, phlebotomy, as well as basic ambulance assistant courses.

Paramedic Learnership Application Form

These contacts will help you find the available Paramedic Learnership application form, how to apply, and the closing date.

These contacts will help you find the available Paramedic Learnership application form, how to apply, and the closing date.


Action Training Academy

39 Colonel Gordon Street
Olympia Building
Unit 1

Tel: 016 931 2050
Fax: 016 931 1464
086 666 0865

Ambusave Academy

16 Nosob Street
Dalpark ext 13

Dr. O E Montalbano
Cell: 083 642 6145
Tel: 011 – 915 4909
0861 911 911
Fax: 011 – 915 4905
E-mail :

COJEMS Training Academy

Florida Park Fire Station
Cnr Gold Club Terrace and
Ontdekkers Ave

Mr. W van der Net
Cell: 083 4090 3842
Mr. C Mokgatlhe
(AEA Coordinator)
Tel: 011 758 5203
Fax: 011 758 5211

Critical Care Academy

85 Lintveld Avenue

Mr. A Van Rooyen
Cell: 082 564 1675
Tel: 012 567 1691
Fax: 012 567 1691

De Vries Ambulance Academy

Plot 169
Sakabuka Street

Mr. A Visser
Cell: 082 473 0755
Tel: 012 808 1808
Fax: 086 524 6684

Global Emergency Technologies

490 Gerrit Maritz Street

Mr. J H F van Wyk
Cell: 082 492 0193
Tel: (012) 546 0750
Fax: (012) 546 0753/50

Human Emergency Life Programme (Gauteng) T/A H.E.L.P Emergency Medical Training

16 Terrace Road
Eastleigh Ridge

Mr. D J Taylor
Cell: 082 338 2847
Tel: 086-101-4357
011 609 0131
Fax: 086 514 9267

Lebone College of Emergency Care (Pretoria)

43 Beatrix Street
c/o Beatrix and Belvedere

Mr. A Malgas
(Acting Principal)
082 807 6871
Tel: (012) 356 8000
Fax: (012) 356 8077
E-mail :

Lebone College of Emergency Care (M J Blom Training Academy)

Corner 6th and Park Street
West Rand Municipality

Mr. J Mmotswa
(Training Co-ordinator)
Tel: 011 – 4 11 5200
Fax: 011 – 411 5201

Lebone College of Emergency Care (Ekurhuleni Emergency Services Training Academy)

Trichardt Road

Ms. T Geldenhuys
(Training Co-ordinator)
Tel: 011-894 7334
Fax: 011-894 7330

Lebone College of Emergency Care (Sedibeng Training Centre)

Sedibeng Area Health
Service District Offices
Johan Heyns Community
Health Centre

Ms. S Ragge
(Training Co-ordinator
Tel: 016 – 988 1478
Fax: 016 – 988 1289

Other providers:
Netcare Hospital Management (Pty) Ltd Midrand, School of Military Health Training, University of Johannesburg, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Northern Cape College of Emergency Care, Free State College of Emergency Care, Durban University of Technology (DUT), Netcare Hospital Management (Pty) Ltd, UNISA, Nelson Mandela University (NMU), Cape Peninsula the University of Technology, Mediclinic Private Higher Education Institution, and Provincial Government of the Western Cape College of Emergency Care (PGWC).

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