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POLICING & LAW ENFORCEMENT

Bachelor of Policing Practices

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Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

3 Years

Minimum Credits:

360

NQF Level:

7

SAQA:

117862

MODE:

Distance Learning

CAMPUS:

Distance Learning

LANGUAGE:

English

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Policing Practices degree 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 student to pursue further specialisation within the Policing and Law Enforcement environment.

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

 

THE BACHELOR OF POLICING PRACTICES DEGREE CONSISTS OF TWO STREAMS:
  • Police Officials

  • Traffic and Metropolitan Law Enforcement Officials

 

FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES: 

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Policing Practices degree enables further studies towards the Bachelor of Policing Practices Honours degree on NQF level 8 or an equivalent NQF level 8 programme.

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 BACHELOR OF POLICING PRACTICES ARE:

 

  • a Senior Certificate (SC) with degree endorsement; or

  • a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 50% in four 20-credit subjects and a minimum of 40% in 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 minimum 60% in four vocational subjects; or

  • a relevant N6 National Diploma; or 

  • an NQF level 5 Basic Training Certificate (SAPS).

  • a relevant NQF level 5 qualification.

 
NAMIBIAN STUDENTS: 
Alternative Admission Requirements

 

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.

  • 25 points over 5 modules

COURSE CURRICULUM

STREAM FOR POLICE OFFICIALS:

 

1st YEAR

  • Police Management I 

  • Crime Prevention Management I 

  • Service Oriented Policing I 

  • Communication for Policing 

  • Training Management I or Criminology I 

  • End User Computing

STREAM FOR TRAFFIC AND METROPOLITAN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS:

 

1st YEAR

  • Police Management I 

  • Traffic Police Science I 

  • Service Oriented Policing I 

  • Communication for Policing I 

  • Public Sector Management I or Crime Prevention Management I 

  • End User Computing

2nd YEAR

  • Police Management II 

  • Crime Prevention Management II 

  • Service Oriented Policing II 

  • Crime Detection Management I 

  • Police Management Information Systems 

  • Training Management II or Criminology II 

2nd YEAR

  • Police Management II 

  • Traffic Police Science II 

  • Service Oriented Policing II 

  • Road Traffic Management I 

  • Police Management Information Systems

  • Public Sector Management II or Crime Prevention Management II 

3rd YEAR

  • Police Management III 

  • Crime Prevention Management III 

  • Crime Detection Management II 

  • Research Methodology 

3rd YEAR

  • Police Management III 

  • Traffic Police Science III 

  • Road Traffic Management II 

  • Research Methodology 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Below are some key career opportunities that you may consider once you have completed this qualification:
  • Policing Official

  • Traffic Law Enforcement Official

  • Metropolitan Law Enforcement Official

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