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POLICING STUDIES

The purpose of this qualification is to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in the law enforcement environment and to uplift the professional standards of policing. It will improve relationships between employer and employees and organisation and client (community) and attract and retain quality employees.

The learner obtaining this qualification will enhance service delivery to the internal and external clients that will enhance satisfaction and trust. Qualifying learners will be able to conduct limited policing operations, apply resource management at the lower management level and apply interpersonal skills in a law enforcement environment while balancing constitutional and legal rights of individuals with the competence to legally infringe those rights in the service of maintaining a safe and secure society. Fundamental human rights and adherence to such rights are also contained in this qualification with the focus on upholding and protecting fundamental human rights by creating a responsive and proactive environment in a responsible manner.

A learner acquiring this qualification will have skills, knowledge and attributes to:

  • Apply management skills.
  • Implement workplace relations in a work environment.
  • Apply applicable legislation in a work environment.
  • Utilise a document management system.
  • Assess service delivery abilities of an organisation.
  • Analyse operational plans for deployment purposes.

Minimum Entry Requirements:
Grade 12, N4 OR Equivalent with Policing NQF Level 5
Duration:

2 Years (Practiticals Included)

Career/Job Opportunities :

  • Metropolitan Traffic
  • Officer
  • SAPS Officer
  • Forensic Expert
  • Private Investigator
  • Security Personnel


First Year
NQF Level: 5 Total Credits: 120 Entry Requirements: Grade 12

Semester 1: Police Law 1: Apply principles of law of evidence, Apply provisions of the Criminal Procedure Act, Apply the general principles of Criminal Law. Investigation 1: Conduct preliminary investigations, Attend to an incident, Investigate a crime or incident Function in a Team: Function in a team, Administer a case file, Present evidence in a court of law.

Semester 2: Manage Informers: Manage informers, Manage crime intelligence practices, Perform witness support activities Investigation 2: Conduct an investigation interview, Handle suspects in the investigation Personal Management: Demonstrate an understanding of stress, Demonstrate the application of performance management.

Second Year
NQF Level: 5 Total Credits: 120 Entry Requirements: Grade 12

Semester 1: Police Law 2: Apply basic financial procedures to PFMA principles, Apply Human Rights in a policing environment, Demonstrate understanding of occupational health and safety legislation in the workplace. Communication: Communicate at an advanced level and maintaining interpersonal relations, Interpret and manage conflicts within the workplace, Apply the principles of ethics to a business environment. Service Delivery: Manage service delivery improvement, Manage the implementation of organisational strategies, policies and plans in a Public Sector environment.

Semester 2: HR Management: Lead and manage teams of people, Manage workplace relations, Managed the induction of new staff, Enhance the performance of employees, Manage human resources processes for a public sector organisation. Document Management Systems: Optimise the utilisation of information systems to improve service delivery, Manage inventory, Conduct evaluations, inspections and visits for the purpose of assessing compliance and ensuring improvement of service. Manage Operations: Plan and implement operations, Analyse tactical options for crowd management, Manage tactical operations, Demonstrate understanding of crime prevention, Manage crime investigation processes for solving of crime, Manage the operations of a Community Service Centre (CSC), Manage the prevention of crime.

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