First Aid QCTO Accreditation Solution

In order to offer first aid training in South Africa you have to be accredited by the QCTO (previously the Seta)*

Our experienced and professional accreditation partners would love to assist you with this! We offer a customised, complete QCTO First Aid accreditation solution ensuring a streamlined, cost effective and timeous QCTO accreditation to ensure that you can focus on your business and the things that really matter.

How do we do this?

Work with an expert

You will have a dedicated, professional accreditation expert guiding and holding your hand throughout the application to the point of successful QCTO accreditation.

We empower you

We will capacitate, explain and work with you to ensure that you are fully informed, aware and able to take the compliance forward beyond the awarding of accreditation.

Tools and templates

We will provide you with documentation and templates as required, we’ll also check your human and physical resources for compliance and prepare you thoroughly for your site visit.

As pain-free as possible

All this to ensure this process and application for accreditation is as easy and pain-free as possible.

Final invoice

Your last invoice only payable once you have achieved your accreditation!

Our First Aid Accreditation Solution includes:

Quality Management System (QMS) Design
  • Full understanding of current tacit quality management within your organisation.
  • Design and compilation of your training quality management system, including all necessary policies and procedures required by the QCTO for accreditation.
Project Planning & Management
  • Review and advise on facilitator-assessor (& moderator) subject matter expertise,
  • Ensure venue Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and equipment requirements are met,
  • Internal Learner Management Systems POPI and QCTO compliance,
  • Assistance with the design of templates and evidence collection,
  • Ongoing support, guidance, and compliance checks for evidence gathering.
Training Materials
  • High-quality, NQF-aligned, compliant training materials based on the QCTO curriculum document and come in three complete sets:
    • Basic First Aid for Employees (SP-230801),
    • Intermediate Emergency First Aid Responder (SP-230802), and
    • Advanced Emergency First Aid Responder (SP-230803).
  • Detailed internal moderation reports that include NQF alignment & compliance checks for Knowledge Modules, Practical Modules, and Workplace Experience modules.
QCTO Accreditation Application and Site Visit Support
  • QCTO online applications completed, including documentation uploads and self-evaluation forms for both institutional and programme accreditation,
  • QCTO electronic application and evidence folder,
  • Effective liaison, follow-up, and communication with the QCTO,
  • Thorough preparation for your QCTO site visit with a detailed run-through to ensure clarity and certainty,
  • Virtual support, including possible attendance at the QCTO site visit,
  • Formal handover of the completed folder along with an hour’s consultation to assist with next steps and compliance.


Thrive can manage and facilitate the Skills Development Provider (SDP) company and programme accreditation compliance, documentation and reporting systems between you and the QCTO.

We streamline the process so that the application is completed as efficiently and expediently as possible. At the same time, we use proven techniques and templates to improve and formalise quality management in your organisation.

Thrive will project manage and capacitate you throughout the process, to ensure smooth handover once you’re accredited…we will be with you throughout the process and at the site visit. We are so confident that we can help you that our last invoice is only payable once you have your accreditation!

1200+ accredited Skills Development Providers can’t be wrong! We’re looking forward to assisting you too. 

* SECTION 27(2) OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT, READ WITH REGULATION 3(4) OF THE GENERAL SAFETY REGULATIONS:……all applications for approval from a person or organisation who wants to provide First Aid Training […] will only be considered if it is accompanied by a valid accreditation document issued by the Quality Assurance Body that has been delegated the quality assurance responsibilities for First Aid unit standards by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)…