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Welcome to WCGCEC

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Western Cape Government College of Emergency Care

Established in 1980, our college has been a pioneer in providing comprehensive emergency care training to the local communities in the Western Cape. With decades of experience, we have become a trusted institution for individuals seeking high-quality education and practical skills in emergency care.

What we offer

We are an accredited higher education institution that offers:

  • 1-year Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical Care – (NQF5)
  • 3-year Diploma in Emergency Medical Care – (NQF 6)


Upon graduation, you qualify to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a health care practitioner. You can commence your exciting career in the public or private sector of South Africa as well as internationally.

The Vision

To be the cornerstone of quality emergency medical care education and training.

The Mission

To develop and sustain an empowering environment through teaching, learning and research, aligned with best practice, where our students and staff can apply knowledge that contributes to quality patient care.