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POLICING & LAW ENFORCEMENT

Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

3 years

Minimum Credits:

360

NQF Level:

6

SAQA:

117874

MODE:

Distance Learning

CAMPUS:

Distance Learning

LANGUAGE:

English

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Diploma in Policing is aimed at students who are pursuing management careers within the field of Policing and Law Enforcement. The level of flexibility within the range of electives will allow the individual to pursue further specialisation in the field of Policing and Law Enforcement.

It reflects the need and demand within the policing environment for officials who are or will be performing managerial and leadership functions and demand more in-depth managerial knowledge and skills of organisational processes and procedures contextualised within the Policing and Law Enforcement environment.

FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES:

After successful completion of the Diploma in Policing (NQF 6), the student may articulate to a relevant Bachelor's degree (NQF 7).

 

SUPPORT OFFERED: 

Student support is enhanced through our online interactive communication tool, electronic documents and websites, e-journals and e-books, management related videos, interactive feedback and supportive communication at all times.

Entry Requirements

THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE DIPLOMA IN POLICING ARE:

 

  • a Senior Certificate (SC); or

  • a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 40% in four 20-credit modules, including English Home Language or First Additional Language; or

  • a National Senior Certificate – Vocational Level 4 (NC(V)) with a minimum of 50% in three fundamental subjects, including English; and a minimum of 60% in three vocational subjects; or

  • a Higher Certificate (NQF 5) or Advanced Certificate (NQF 6) in a cognate field; or

  • the STADIO, formerly Southern Business School Higher Certificate in Management (NQF 5)

 

NAMIBIAN STUDENTS: 
Alternative Admission Requirements

 

  • 25 points over 6 modules

 

STADIO is committed to achieving inclusion and to overcome barriers to access and success in higher education. Applicants who do not meet the stated admission criteria, but who have relevant work experience and/or prior learning may apply for admission under the policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). STADIO admits a maximum of 10% per cohort via RPL. The implementation of RPL is context-specific, in terms of discipline, programme and level.  Further information may be obtained from your Student Recruitment Advisor.

COURSE CURRICULUM

The Diploma in Policing should be structured according to the chosen major elective:

Select ONE of the following electives
  • Criminology I (CML100); or

  • Resource Management (PSU100); or

  • Operational Policing (PCM100)

Along with ONE of the additional electives
  • Futuristic Policing (PFP100); or
  • Functional Policing (PFU100)

Core compulsory modules that form part of curriculum are:

Year 1:

  • Police Management I

  • Law I

  • Police Administration I

  • Community Service Centres

  • Communication for Policing Proficiency, and

  • Crime Detection I

  • End user Computing

Year 2

  • Police Management II

  • Law II

  • Police Administration II

  • Professional Conduct

  • Crime Prevention Management I

  • Integrated Criminal Justice Systems

Year 3

  • Police Management III

  • Law III

  • Crime Detection II

  • Democratic Policing + SA History

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Below are some key career opportunities that you may consider once you have completed this qualification:
  • A Promoted Law Enforcement Official

  • Human Resource Management 

  • Project Management 

  • Public Sector Management 

  • Public Supply Chain Management  

  • Records Management

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