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Netcare Education Designate Programme (NEDP)

Netcare Education Designate Programme (NEDP)
Netcare Education

Netcare Education is dedicated to developing the clinical knowledge and skills of nursing and healthcare-related professionals. In partnership with the Open Learning Group (OLG), Netcare Education launched the Netcare Education Designate Programme (NEDP), an academic development programme that prepares you for the professional world of nursing.

Updates from Netcare:

Netcare has issued a media statement warning public of on-going job and training offer scams. Read about it here.

Prospective students please read communication from Netcare Education here.

Applicants please read Netcare Education communication here.

Please note:Netcare Education Designate Programme applications are currently closed. For more information, contact one of the five Netcare Education campuses listed below:

Netcare Education Gauteng South West campus: +27 11 628 7600

Netcare Education Gauteng North East campus: +27 12 644 4900

Netcare Education Western Cape campus: +27 21 949 5271

Netcare Education Eastern Cape campus: +27 41 363 2138

Netcare Education KwaZulu-Natal campus: +27 31 581 8200

E-mail: nursingeducation@netcare.co.za

  • Is this programme for me

    You should enrol if you can care and show compassion for people and are considering nursing as a career. The NEDP will equip you with skills required to enter a Netcare Education Nursing Programme.

    The NEDP and the pre-selection assessment are designed to equip you for the demands of the formal and accredited nursing education programmes offered at Higher Education level.

  • About the pre-selection assessment

    In order for you to be accepted into one of the Netcare Education Programmes, you will first need to successfully complete a written and oral assessment. This is called a pre-selection assessment. Follow the steps below to start your nursing career with Netcare Education: Fill in your application form and submit it to the Open Learning Group (OLG).
    Send the following documents together with your application:

    1. Grade 12 certificate

    2. Certified copy of your identity document

    3. A4 photocopy of the proof of payment

    We will contact you to book your assessment after receiving your application and all the relevant documents.

    We will then send you an SMS with information on the date, venue and time of your assessment.

    Write your assessment on the date booked.

    Bring a pen and a calculator to the assessment and we will send you an SMS to inform you.

    Results of 80% or above in all four sections of the assessment qualifies you for

    Your results will be available after 6 direct admission to the entry level formal and accredited Netcare Education Nursing Programmes with the next intake subject to campus capacity.

    Results of 50% to 79% for any or all of the assessment sections qualifies you for direct admission to the Netcare Education Designate Programme (NEDP).

  • About the NEDP

    The NEDP is offered over an academic year on a part-time basis which students attend on weekends.


    Fundamental English for Academic Purposes

    Business Communication

    Numeracy for Higher Education Studies

    Computer and Digital Literacy

    Academic and Student development

    Human Body Orientation (Basic Anatomy) Vital elements that are incorporated from the nursing environment:

    The Netcare Way

    Ethos and professional practice



    The programme is facilitated using e-learning content, contact sessions (which you can attend at your nearest Netcare campus) and paper-based resources such as textbooks.


    In order to ensure that you have access to the e-learning platform that hosts your study material, you will receive a tablet computer which will become your personal property once you are successfully enrolled. You will also receive expert training by industry specialists and unique insight into your elected choice of the nursing profession.

What people say about us

Higher Certificate in Logistics Management

During my studies at OLG I met other students and collaborated with them. The student support I received really assisted me and there was less chance of not completing the programme because of the amount of support I was given.

Mark Thomas Leak
OLG BBA Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management student

OLG’s methodology is working well for me, as the study material not only tests your book knowledge, but forces you to think outside the box and apply it to your current work environment through various case studies provided in the material.

Gareth Hans
OLG Team Leader and Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management student

I started with the Higher Certificate in Logistics Management and am currently busy with the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The logistics industry is massive, not only in South Africa, but in the rest of the world as well, although not many people are aware of this. Opportunities are not limited and you can most definitely not go wrong with this qualification. My advice is to go for it and make the most of it.

Sinovuyo Dlepu
(Bursary student), Higher Certificate in Logistics Management

I applied for an OLG bursary to advance myself academically and this qualification is a stepping stone towards achieving my dream of starting my own transport and logistics business. I would say it is an opportunity of a lifetime. So far the programme is interesting and challenging and I am enjoying it. At OLG, you are treated like a valuable customer and the service is perfect.

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