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Ronin™SA produces uniquely trained Ambulance Personnel (Level 5 Diploma) who are equally at home in traditional Ambulance Services (NHS & Private) as they are in austere environments e.g. close protection, maritime & aviation.

The Emergency Care Diploma (FREC 3 - 5) consists of a Classroom Phase (6 weeks) and a Practical Phase (750 hours) which can be completed in as little as 20 weeks (via our Practical Placement Partners) or up to 18 months (1.5 years)


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)

Local Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL / APL)

Upon successful completion of the Ronin SA Emergency Care Diploma Course, you are welcome to apply for RPL / APL in your home country / ambulance service.

For a complete list of the United Kingdom Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) outcomes attained, please visit this page.

Course Content

Theoretical Curriculum (Week 1 & 2)

 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 3 to 6)

 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
 Vital Sign Monitoring
 Medical History Taking
 Frontline Ambulannce 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!

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Practice Placements (Post Course)

You can do your 60-shift practical rotation through our Practical Placement partner Global Medical Projects with whom we have a Memorandum of Understanding. This is for your arrangement and account after successfully completing the Course.

Alternatively, you are welcome to arrange your own placement anywhere in the world however prior approval via Ronin / Qualsafe Award's will need to be secured. 

State regulated Emergency front-line ambulance / response vehicle - up to 60 of your 60 shifts
Event medical cover - up to 32 of your 60 shifts
Working with an Emergency/ Urgent/ Critical Care Practitioner - up to 32 of your 60 shift
GP Practice, Out of hours unscheduled care or walk in centres - up to 32 of your 60 shifts
Minor Injuries/Illness Unit - up to 32 of your 60 shifts
Obstetric/Midwifery units - up to 16 of your 60 shifts
Paediatric departments/wards - up to 16 of your 60 shifts
Specialist Operations Units - up to 2 of your 60 shifts
Other emergency services - up to 2 of your 60 shifts

Please Note: Due to the fact that your qualifications will be of UK origin, the South African Health Professions Council does not permit your practical training phase to be conducted in South Africa

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
 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

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


Course Dates

Fully Inclusive

Online & Residential Tuition
Course Equipment
Operational Frontline Ambulance Shifts
(excl. 750hr Practice Placement)
(Dep of Health requires full COVID-19 vaccination)
Qualsafe Examination Fees
Certification Fees & Postage
Airport Transfers
Meals (Half-Board)
Any Applicable VAT

Entry Requirements

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

Additional Information

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


Fee Reductions

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

Course Cost

Standard Course Cost: 

EUR €7150 LESS any applicable Fee Reductions given your specific circumstances

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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 €3575-00 deposit to secure your place & the balance on / before your arrival

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