First Aid Courses

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    A tour guide's role is vital as often it's the tourist's first impression with the people and culture of the place they're visiting.

  • Table Bay and Cape Town City

    Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, capital of the Western Cape and the most beautiful city by the sea, is on everyone's 'bucket list'.

  • ‘Fynbos’ part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the richest in the world with more than 8 500 different species and only found in the Western Cape.

    'Fynbos' part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the richest in the world with more than
    8 500 different species and only found in the Western Cape.

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    Bontebok only found in South Africa and Lesotho, with the Western Cape home to the largest numbers.

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    Our 9 different Wine Regions offer tourists more than 500 different wine estates to visit and sample cultivars such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Shiraz and even our own exclusive Pinotage.

  • Cederberg

    Tourist will love South Africa's sunshine and exquisite scenery. We offer many outdoor activities such as hiking in the Cedarberg Mountains. "Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." - Gustave Flaubert

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    Hermanus, only 1,5 hours from Cape Town, rated the best 'whale sighting' destination in the world. Join us for the Whale festival in September.

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    The spring flowers along the West Coast cover the land with a colourful carpet each year from July to September.

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    Coastal towns along the Cape coastline offer tourists scenic beauty, tranquility and rest.

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    Share your love for Cape Town and South Africa with others by becoming a tourist guide. "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a prerequisite to obtain a 16 hour x Level 1 First Aid Certificate to qualify for registration as a tourist guide. It can be done through any accredited First Aid Training Institution.

The First Aid Course covers:

  • How to approach an accident scene
  • Primary Survey
  • Approach to the collapsed person
  • Recovery Position
  • CPR
  • Choking and Drowning
  • Secondary Survey
  • Shock, Unconsciousness and Fainting
  • Heart Attack
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy and Fits
  • Bites and Stings
  • Wounds & Control of Bleeding
  • Fractures, Sprains & Dislocations
  • Head & Spine Injuries
  • Burns

At the end of the course you will receive an oral assessment and if seen as competent, receive a certificate. This course is valid for 3 years and therefore needs to be redone ever three years. It is vital that a tour guide is knowledgeable and comfortable with First Aid in emergencies.



Some accredited training institutions:


A Cape Town based, Department of Labour and Seta approved training establishment, Frontline Emergency Care has provided first aid training within the public and private sectors since 2000. Their training style is very motivational, enabling people to understand the importance of ‘bystander emergency response’ and how they can save lives and treat people by taking the first step at an emergency scene, before an ambulance arrives. We offer discounted rates for tourist guides and adapt our courses for guides with personal experiences.

Courses offered:

  • CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)
  • Introduction to Emergency Care
  • First Aid for Kids
  • Basic Emergency Care (First Aid Level 1)
  • Intermediate Emergency Care (First Aid Level 2)
  • Advanced Emergency Care (First Aid Level 3)
  • Refresher Courses

Certified with Department of Labour : CI 342


Tel: 021 689 1140
Cell: 082 880 1048
Postal: PO Box 458
Howard Place


Operating since 1995, the Medical Education Center has trained and certified well over 300.000 First Aiders.

We are fully accredited by the Department of Labour and MerSETA, and offer discounted rates for Tourist Guides.

We specialize in training packages for Tourist Guides, whether at our venue, RPL Refreshers or online training, we will find the perfect solution for your specific needs.


Tel. 021 713 0005

National 0800 70 1000




St John offers First Aid and Home Care training to commerce and industry, schools, government departments, the military and of course to the general public so that they can assist in times of emergency at home and work. The range of courses is designed to cater for the advanced First Aider to young schoolchildren as well as those individuals with limited reading and writing skills.

Course content and training methods are continuously updated to keep in line with current local and international standards.

St John comprises a network of medical professionals, programme development specialists and instructors who provide health and safety training across South Africa as well as internationally.

When selecting a St John training course you can be assured that it will meet exacting standards and is accredited by the following South African bodies:

  • HWSETA – Accreditation No: HW592PA0600149
  • Department of Labour – cert. no. CI BIG 3-02


St John Gate
183 Sir Lowry Road
Telephone:+27 (0) 21 461-8420
Fax:+27 (0) 21 461-7700

Dynamikos Training Network has been providing First Aid Training to their customers in the Cape Town and Western Cape region for over 4 years. Although our focus is First Aid Training for Level 1, 2 & 3, Dynamikos also offers the following training:  Basic Fire Fighting, Fire Team Member, Fire Team Leader, Health & Safety Induction, Health & Safety Representative, CPR Courses and Paediatric CPR & Basic First Aid. Dynamikos Training is owned and managed by three partners, all actively involved in the day to day running of the business.  Our support staff includes a course co-ordinator, administrative assistant, permanent facilitors and a team of free lance facilitators.  Located in Bellville, Cape Town, we offer on-site training for groups of 8 or more.  Alternatively a client can send their staff to attend our regularly held scheduled courses in Bellville.

  • Department of Labour accredited CI 549
  • Health & Welfare SETA accredited HW591PA0804071


EMT is a unique, customer focused, accredited training institution offering up to date, internationally recognised, first aid courses throughout South Africa, presented by a team of qualified emergency care professionals.

Assessment Criteria:

The students will be assessed on their ability to perform practical skills of CPR, choking, bandaging, splinting and patient treatment appropriate to First Aid Level 1. Students will also be expected to pass a short theory assessment to demonstrate their understanding of the basic concepts appropriate to First Aid Level 1.

Refresher Course:

Students are eligible to attend a First Aid Level 1 Refresher course if they are in possession of a current, valid First Aid Level 1 certificate. If a student’s certificate has already expired then they are required to attend the full two day course at full price. The refresher course is one day long. The refresher certificate is valid for 2 years.