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Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to book a course, but have less than 8 candidates that needs to be trained. Can I still book training with you?

Yes, we offer public courses on a regular basis at our training venue in Plumstead. Please see the dates on the website or contact us for a list of dates.

Is PEC accredited?

Yes. We are registered with the Department of Labour. And we are accredited with a number of institutions

Do you offer on-site training?

We offer on-site First Aid Training for 8 or more candidates.

How do I book training?

You can either use our online booking system by clicking here or simply phone us on 021-705-6459 for a training confirmation form.

What are the minimum requirements for the appointment of First Aiders?

Where more than 10 employees are employed. The employer must employ one first aider per 50 people (factories) or one per 100 in the case of a shop or an office. Keep shifts, sick leave and annual leave in mind.

How long will my First Aid Level Certificate be valid?

First Aid Level 1, 2 & 3 certificates are valid for 3 years.

What is the difference between First Aid Level 1, 2, 3 as regulated by the Department of Labour and Unit standard training as accredited by the Seta?

Level 1, 2, 3

  • The duration of the course is 16 -20 hours and the validity is 3 years.
  • The credits for First Aid varies between 5 and 6. One (1) Credit equals 10 notional hours, including classroom time, study and workplace application of the training.

Unit Standard

  • Unit Standards are the ‘building blocks (bricks)’ of a qualification.
  • A qualification comprises of a specific number/group of Unit Standards.
  • Training providers must be accredited by HWSETA in their field, to present courses based on US.
  • Qualifications by learners, are submitted to the NLRD the enable independent verification.
  • Qualifications/ Unit Standards do not have an expiry date.  (How does First Aid fit in?)
  • Research proves that First Aid skills (particularly CPR techniques) deteriorate with time. No guidelines are available from SAQA to address this problem.
  • The usefulness of the submission of individual Unit Standards on the NRLD if the learner is not enrolled for a qualification and the validity is not lifelong, is debatable.
  • The credits for First Aid varies between 5 and 6. One (1) Credit equals 10 hours of training. This can consist of contact/classroom sessions, a  portfolio, self-study.  Assessment for the full US takes place with a visit to the learner at his place of work. The implications in terms of time and finances are discussed at the end of this document.
  • A Unit Standard sets the minimum educational level on the NQF for entry to a Qualification/Unit Standard. The minimum requirement is NQF level 1 (Grade 9). This effectively precludes anybody with a lower educational level (ABET 1-4) from acquiring a qualification/certificate in First Aid.
    • NQF LEVEL 1  equals grade 9
    • NQF LEVEL 2  equals grade 10
    • NQF LEVEL 3  equals grade 11
    • NQF LEVEL 4  equals grade 12
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