• NQF Level: 6
  • SAQA ID: 61729
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Credits: 248

A career in policing spans various employment areas within the Law Enforcement fraternity. Enrolling for the Diploma in Policing will open an opportunity in metropolitan policing, visible policing, investgaton, corporate investgaton, Community Policing, Security Management, Business Intelligence and Due Diligence forensic investgaton etc. The Diploma in Policing is a well sort afer qualificaton in the law enforcement sector.

This programme is ideal for candidates passionate about working within the law enforcement environment. Whether keen to work for the South African Police Service, business world or the security industry, this nationally-recognised qualification is designed to produce graduates that can go out into the world of work and enhance the professional standards of policing. This part-time and full-time course will equip learners with communication, management and crime and incident investigation skills.

Career Fields

With this qualification, successful learners could pursue a career as a:

  • Police Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Traffic Officer
  • Private Security Officer
  • Forensic Lab Technician
Admission Requirements
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Certification and Examination Authority

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a SASSETA National Diploma: Policing.

  • Certificates are issued by SASSETA
  • Qualifications are nationally recognised by industry
  • All POE’s get verified by SASSETA and Quality Council for Traders & Occupations (QCTO)
Study Materials
  • Texbooks are provided by the college at no extra cost.
  • Electronic copies of the study guide for this course are available on the student portal
Course Structure (1st Year)
Semester OneMOD 1: LEGISLATION
Human rights,
Health and safety

Unit Standard
255995 / 244288 / 230022

Credits = 20
Study Hours = 200
MOD 2: COMMUNICATION
Advanced Communication
Interpersonal relations

Unit Standard
8046

Credits = 20
Study Hours = 200
MOD 3: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Manage human resources processes
Performance of employees

Unit Standard
243111 / 255994

Credits = 21
Study Hours = 210
Semester Two MOD 4: WORKPLACE RELATIONS
Induction of new staff
Manage teams of people
Manage workplace relations
Interpret and manage conflicts

Unit Standards
7848 /7859 / 7883 / 114226

Credits = 24
Study Hours = 240
MOD 5: SERVICE DELIVERY & COMPLIANCE
Service delivery improvement
Purpose of assessing compliance Ethics


Unit Standards
120306 / 230078 / 230021

Credits = 26
Study Hours = 260
MOD 6: CRIME INVESTIGATION 1
Crime investigation processes
Conduct preliminary investigations
Investigate a crime or Incident

Unit Standards
230023 / 120483 / 253980

Credits = 30
Study Hours = 300
Course Structure (2nd Year)
Semester OneMOD 7: CRIME INVESTIGATION 2
Investigation of an alleged crime
Conduct an investigative interview

Unit Standard
253982 / 253990

Credits = 12
Study Hours = 120
MOD 8: COMMUNITY SERVICE
Utilisation of information systems
Community Service Centre (CSC)

Unit Standards
230024 / 230025

Credits = 22
Study Hours = 220
MOD 9: CRIME PREVENTION
Understanding of crime prevention
Manage the Prevention of crime

Unit Standards
120480 / 230029

Credits = 18
Study Hours = 180
Semester TwoMOD 10: FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION
Organisational strategies, policies and plans
Basic financial procedures
Manage Inventory

Unit Standards
243114 / 114873 / 9897

Credits = 14
Study Hours = 140
MOD 11: OPERATIONAL POLICING
Plan and implement operations
Manage tactical operations
Crowd & Public order management

Unit Standards
256054 / 230028 / 230026

Credits = 30
Study Hours = 300
MOD 12: RESOLVING OF CRIME
Administer a case file
Present evidence in a court of law


Unit Standards
253986 / 253993

Credits = 17
Study Hours = 170
Course Fees

National Diploma Year 1

SEMESTER 1     
Registration Fee
(Paid January)
Admin/Deposit
(Paid February Before
Classes Start)
Installment 1
(Paid March)
Installment 2
(Paid April)
Installment 3
(Paid May)
Installment 4
(Paid June)
R500R2500R900R900R900R900
SEMESTER 2
Installment 5
Term 2 Study Material fee
(Paid July)
Instalment 6
(Paid Aug)
Instalment 7
(Paid Sept)
Instalment 8
(Paid Oct)
+ PoE
Instalment 9
(Paid Nov) Practical
December
Examination Period
R2400R900R900R1000R2500
TOTAL YEAR 1R14300

National Diploma Year 2

SEMESTER 1     
Admin/Deposit
(Paid February Before
Classes Start)
Installment 1
(Paid March)
Installment 2
(Paid April)
Installment 3
(Paid May)
Installment 4
(Paid June)
R2500R900R900R900R900
SEMESTER 2
Installment 5
Term 2 Study Material fee
(Paid July)
Instalment 6
(Paid Aug)
Instalment 7
(Paid Sept)
Instalment 8
(Paid Oct)
+ PoE
Installment 9
(Paid Nov)
Assessment & Moderation Fee
December
Examination Period
R2400R900R900R1500R2500
TOTAL YEAR 2R14300
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