Background of the College



Lebone College of Emergency Care (LCOEC) is the only Provincial College in Gauteng providing training in Emergency Medical Care programmes.

LCOEC partnered with Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) in May 2016 through a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to offer Higher Education Qualification programmes, (NQF) level Five (5) Higher Certificate in Emergency Medical Care and NQF level Six (6) Diploma in Emergency Medical Care programmes.

The LCOEC is aimed producing Emergency Care providers that will take cognizance of South African history and will be able to adapt to the unique circumstances of a changing South Africa with emphasis on equity in health care, social growth, and reduction of the burden of disease.



The College hold the view that:

  • Every human being has unique physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs with a complex set of values and beliefs.
  • He/she is responsible for his/her own well-being while being entitled to basic human rights as set out in the South African Constitution.
  • Being a Paramedic is a caring profession providing a health service to all members of the community as it relates to specific competencies, Scope of Practice for Paramedics Patients’ Rights Charter and Batho Pele Principles.
  • EMC education is a process whereby students acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to provide qualifying students with applied competence and a basis for lifelong learning.
  • The student must be actively involved in the learning process, developing reflective analytic, critical, innovative thinking skills which enable the individual to creatively practice independently and interdependently as a member of the multi-professional health care team.
  • Professional excellence, credibility and competence to be maintained through continuing education and development programmes.
  • Research to be encouraged for the benefit of the promotion of health.
  • Students’ should be developed to provide diversified comprehensive health care within the transformed health care system.
  • Alignment with the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) philosophy and principles to be maintained.