Our vision, mission and values
To create a skilled workforce for Life Healthcare and the healthcare industry, in order to provide cost-effective, quality and competent patient care.
- To retain and develop staff for Life Healthcare.
- To ensure staff have career development opportunities.
- To provide management at all levels with the necessary skills to conduct their work effectively.
- To develop a competent workforce.
- To work according to necessary legislation governing education, training and development in the healthcare industry.
We have five overarching values:
- Passion for people
- Performance pride
- Personal care
- Lifetime partnerships
Five quick facts
- Established by the Life Healthcare Group in 1998.
- Registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training since 2008.
- Accredited as a Nursing Education Institution with the South African Nursing Council.
- Accredited by the Council on Higher Education and the Department of Higher Education and Training and affiliated to Nelson Mandela University.
- ISO9000:2008 certified: held to the highest standards of quality management.
Why we can help you achieve your career dream
- It offers one of the top three private nursing educations in SA.
- Staff are recognised and respected in the academic fraternity.
- It is accredited by and affiliated to top South African educational institutions (SANC, CHE, DHET and NMU).
Life College of Learning at a glance
- Over 1 000 students
- Seven learning centres across SA: in Springs, Cape Town, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Roodepoort and a classroom in Mossel Bay.
- Courses include basic and post-basic courses in nursing, diplomas in midwifery, operating department assistance and health sciences, and a variety of short learning courses to develop specialised nursing skills.
- Excellent results achieved in the registered examinations reflect the professionalism of our clinical educators, nursing staff and hospital management, and the quality of students selected.
- Our outcomes-based model of education and training promotes quality service delivery, and ensures that our values are part of our daily operations.
Why did we start Life College of Learning?
- To contribute to the national pool of skills, especially in the fields of nursing and health sciences.
- Nurses form the cornerstone of Life Healthcare's operations. Our college's nurse training courses have proven to be strategically important to the success and solid reputation of our Group.
- Our focus on clinical excellence underpins our commitment to delivering high-quality care to our patients.
- We have been instrumental in turning our Group's vision – to be a world-class provider of quality healthcare – into reality.
Did you know?
- Life College of Learning has contributed to the development and empowerment of thousands of South Africans, and helped to alleviate the national healthcare skills shortage.
- We have a number of students from disadvantaged communities enrolled at the college who are supported by learnerships and bursaries provided by HWSETA: the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority.
Who manages Life College of Learning?
Our college managers, headed up by National Education Manager Peggy Naicker (MA Health Studies), provide visible leadership in the field of education.
They are actively involved in the:
- Nursing Education Association (NEA)
- South African Nursing Council (SANC)
- Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA)
Excellent relations with these regulating bodies and tertiary institutions help us to address the challenges of skills shortages.