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Western Cape Government College of Emergency Care

For information on how to apply – Please call the Western Cape Government College of Emergency Care, during office hours, on 021 938 4115

What You Need

Prospective Candidates need to comply with the following Minimum Admission Requirements.

Minimum entry requirements for Diploma in Emergency Care

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with higher certificate endorsement or

A National Senior Certificate with diploma endorsement or

A National Senior Certificate with bachelor’s degree endorsement or

An applicant who has successfully completed a Higher Certificate at an accredited HEI and has accumulated relevant credits or

A National N4 Certificate with passes of at least 50% in at least four appropriate subjects

Required subject and minimum APS scores:

Subject Minimum APS Score
Mathematics Or 3
Mathematical literacy 6
English 3
Life Sciences 3
Physical Science 3
Additional subject 1 3
Additional Language 3

Applicants are required to pass the programme evaluations i.e. Medical fitness, physical fitness and environmental fitness.

Minimum entry requirements for Higher Certificate in Emergency Care

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with higher certificate endorsement or

A National Senior Certificate with diploma endorsement or

A National Senior Certificate with degree endorsement or

An applicant who has successfully completed a Higher Certificate at an accredited HEI and has accumulated relevant credits or

A National N4 Certificate with passes of at least 50% in at least four appropriate subjects

Required subject and minimum APS scores:

Subject Minimum APS Score
Mathematics Or 3
Mathematical literacy 5
English 3
Life Sciences and/or 3
Physical Science 3
Additional subject 1 3
Additional Language 3

Applicants are required to pass the programme evaluations i.e. medical fitness, physical fitness and environmental fitness.

Other additional requirements for Diploma EMC and Higher Certificate EMC may include the following:

Personal interviews   |   Portfolios of evidence   |   Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process   |   SAQA certification of equivalent language proficiency tests

Please note that we are currently not offering any formal EMC programmes.
Short Courses are offered to in-service staff.

Applying for Admission

Opening and closing dates of applications shall be guided by the annual WCGCEC prospectus.
The following section outlines the application requirements:

Applications are assessed according to the requirements set out for each learning programme offered by WCGCEC.

Failure to meet all requirements may lead to the application being rejected.

No late applications will be accepted, unless prior authority was granted, or extenuating circumstances can be proven.

Applicants will receive a response within two calendar months of the closing date of applications.

Successful applicants will be given information regarding the next stage in the admissions process (e.g. a pre-course examination or an invitation to attend an interview).

Only fully completed applications will be processed for potential selection, including the programme choice, signed declaration and informed consent.

RPL admission will be guided by relevant WCGCEC RPL policy.

RPL applications are subject to evaluation by the recruitment, selection and admission committee.

The WCGCEC will evaluate each applicant with special circumstances and needs on an individual basis.

Applicants who are unsuccessful in the initial application or at the end of a year of study may re-apply for the subsequent year, if they do so within the applications period. However, should the applicant be successful, entry into a programme will only be possible after accommodating applicants attempting the programme for the first time, and provided additional seats are available.

Contact Western Cape Government College of Emergency Care

Ms. Celiwe Mabaleka

Phone : 021 938 4115
Email :Celiwe.Mabaleka@westerncape.gov.za