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Basic Ambulance Assistant Programme

Category : Under-Graduate Programmes
Course Code : BAA
Duration : 6 Weeks
Description :

The basic ambulance assistant (BAA) programme is aimed at persons who wish to pursuit a career in the emergency medical services (EMS) and serves as the entry-level qualification to the EMS profession.

Students will be taught about medical and trauma emergencies in accordance with the published curriculum by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Professional Board of Emergency Medical Care. 

On successful completion of the BAA final examinations, candidates are eligible to register with the HPCSA as a Basic Life Support Emergency Care Practitioner.


Course duration:         6 weeks (full-time)
                                        17 weeks (part-time) * presented on an adhoc basis 

CEUs:                           15 


Prerequisite:               Current certificate in First Aid Level 1
                                       Matric certificate
                                       Entrance examination

Please note: writing the entrance examination does not guarantee a place on the next BAA programme; candidates are selected on academic merit following the entrance examination