National Diploma Policing

The National Diploma Policing (SAQA ID 61729) is a comprehensive and specialized qualification designed to equip aspiring law enforcement professionals with the essential knowledge, skills, and competencies required to excel in the dynamic and critical field of policing. Recognized by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and accredited by SASSETA, this diploma plays a pivotal role in shaping competent and ethical police officers who can uphold the rule of law and protect their communities.

  • Course Duration: 12 months (1 Year)
  • Study Mode: Fully Online
  • SAQA USD: 61729
  • Total Credits: 248
  • NQF Level: 6
  • Total Course Fees: 17 550

Core Curriculum Highlights:

  1. Criminal Justice System: Gain a deep understanding of the South African criminal justice system, including the Constitution, legislation, and the rights of citizens. Learn about the role of the police within this system and their responsibilities in maintaining law and order.

  2. Criminal Investigation Techniques: Develop the skills necessary to conduct effective criminal investigations, such as evidence collection, crime scene management, and the use of technology in modern-day policing.

  3. Policing Principles and Practices: Explore the fundamental principles and best practices of policing, including community-oriented policing, crime prevention, and strategies for maintaining public safety.

  4. Ethics and Professionalism: Emphasize the importance of ethical conduct and professionalism in law enforcement. Understand the significance of upholding human rights, integrity, and accountability in every aspect of policing.

  5. Interpersonal Communication: Enhance your communication skills to effectively interact with diverse communities, handle sensitive situations, and de-escalate conflicts with empathy and understanding.

  6. Community Engagement: Learn the art of community engagement and building strong relationships with the public. Understand the value of collaboration between law enforcement and the community in creating safer neighborhoods.

  7. Legal Procedures and Court Processes: Acquire knowledge of legal procedures, court processes, and the requirements for presenting evidence in court. Comprehend the significance of adhering to legal protocols in ensuring justice is served.

  8. Firearm Handling and Control: Receive specialized training in firearm handling, control, and the responsible use of weapons in accordance with the law.

Entry Requirements:

NQF 5 Certificate in any of the following qualifications:

  • National Certificate: Policing
  • National Certificate: Resolving of Crime
  • National Certificate: Road Traffic Management

Career Opportunities: The National Diploma: Policing opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities in law enforcement, including but not limited to:

  • Police Officer (SAPS or Municipal Police Services)
  • Detective or Investigator
  • Crime Intelligence Officer
  • Public Order Policing Officer
  • Tactical Response Team Member
  • Specialized Unit Officer (e.g., K9 Unit, Narcotics, etc.)

The National Diploma Policing (SAQA ID 61729) serves as a comprehensive and esteemed qualification for those aspiring to serve and protect their communities as police officers. By completing this program, individuals gain a solid foundation in law enforcement principles, investigative techniques, and ethical conduct, laying the groundwork for a fulfilling and impactful career in policing.

Course Fees

SEMESTER 1

REGISTRATION &

ADMIN FEES

INSTALMENT 1

INSTALMENT 2

INSTALMENT 3

INSTALMENT 4

EXAMINATION &

POE ASSESSMENT

R 3100

R 1050

R 1050

R 1050

R 1050

R 2500

SEMESTER 2

INSTALMENT 5

INSTALMENT 6

INSTALMENT 7

INSTALMENT 8

INSTALMENT 9

EXAMINATION &

POE ASSESSMENT

R 1050

R 1050

R 1050

R 1050

R 1050

R 2500