Emcare - Emergency Medical Care is a paramedic, First Aid and Fire Training Organisation based in Polokwane in Limpopo
Emcare offers a Level 5 BAA designed for those individuals looking for a career in Emergency Services.

Level 5 BAA (Basic Ambulance Assistant)

This course is designed for those individuals looking for a career in Emergency Services, although many large mines have sent and continue to send their nursing staff and even security staff on this one month long intensive course in Emergency Care.

Our HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) accreditation number for level 5 B.A.A. training is 19/7/53 and the provider number for the CPD point refresher training is ECP018.


  • 160 Hours (1 month full time)

Entry Requirement:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • English proficiency
  • SA citizenship OR valid RSA work VISA
  • 16 years or older
  • Yearly registration with the H.P.C.S.A

Course content:

  • Professional Practice & Ethics
  • Emergency Care
  • Ambulance Theory
  • Ambulance Technology
  • Ambulance Traumatology
  • Ambulance Practice


Exam admission:

  • 90% class attendance
  • C.P.R. competence on adult, child and infant manikin


  • Theory
  • Oral assessments
  • Practical assessments


Final mark - Final mark is the average of the oral, theoretical and practical assessments.

Cum Laude - A Cum Laude certificate may be awarded when a candidate receives an overall average of 80% or higher.

Not Yet Competent - If a candidate is found not yet competent, he/ she may be entitled to undertake a supplementary assessment consisting of all or part of the components at the sole discretion of the Principal.