Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Policing in South Africa

  • Course Name: Diploma in Policing(Policing)
  • Major Subject: Policing
  • Course Category: Diploma Courses

Diploma in Policing is a comprehensive program designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career in law enforcement. The program covers a wide range of subjects including;
-Criminal law
-Forensic science
-Community policing
-Crime prevention
The diploma equips graduates with a solid foundation in the field of policing. With a focus on practical training, students also gain hands-on experience through simulations and field work.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates can pursue various career opportunities in the field of policing such as:
1. Police officer
2. Detective
3. Crime scene investigator
4. Forensic analyst
5. Traffic officer
6. Security consultant
7. Correctional services officer
8. Private investigator
9. Intelligence officer
10. Victim support officer

These career paths offer a challenging and rewarding future, allowing graduates to contribute towards maintaining law and order within their communities while making a positive impact on society.

Institutions Offering Diploma in Policing

  • Stadio Higher Education Stadio Higher Education, Helderkruin  
    Course entry requirements:
    -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

    Course duration: 3 years

    Mode of study: Distance Learning
  • Mbowa College Mbowa College, Johannesburg  
    Minimum entry requirement:
    -Grade 12 certificate or an equivalent qualification.

    Course Overview:
    -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
  • Hartland Training and Development Centre Hartland Training and Development Centre, Pretoria  
    The following are the course components:

    (i) Police Law 1

    (ii) Police Law 2

    (iii) Manage Informers

    (iv) HR Management

    Entry requirements:

    (i) Proof of Matric Results

    (ii) Two Identity photos

    (iii) Registration fee

    (iv) Completed Enrollment Form

    Fees: R31776

    Course duration: Two years
  • University of South Africa UNISA University of South Africa UNISA, Pretoria  
    Course entry requirements
    -A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning
    -A Senior Certificate (SC) with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning
    -A Higher Certificate.

    Maximum time to complete this qualification: 8 years
  • Technicon S.A Technicon S.A, Bronkhorstspruit  

    -Relevant Legislation, Communication and Interpersonal Relations, Manage Crime Prevention and
    Investigation, Manage Service delivery, Operational police management, Crime Resolving, Financial and Human
    Resources Management, Corruption investigation.
  • Gauteng City College Gauteng City College, Johannesburg  
    Duration: 12 months

    Course Overview:
    -Advanced Communication,
    -Regulatory Framework,
    -Service Delivery,
    -Operational Police Management,
    -Financial and Human Resources Management,
    -General Resolving of Crime.
  • Rand Training College Rand Training College, Johannesburg  
    Course Structure:
    1: Service Delivery
    2: Document Management Sysytem
    3: Regulatory Framework
    4: Human Resource Management
    5: Communication and Personal Relations
    6: Investigation and Crime Prevention Methods.
  • Successors Training Institute Successors Training Institute, Durban  
    Course content
    -Police Law II
    -Communication in Police Environment
    -Community Service Delivery
    -Human Resources Management
    -Operations Management in Policing Environment and
    -Documents Control and Management
  • Brooklyn City College Brooklyn City College, Pretoria  
    Minimum entry requirement:
    Grade 12

    Duration: 2 years

    Tuition fees:
    1. 1st year= R21,500.00
    2. 2nd year= R18,000.00

    Exam Fee: R200 per Semester
  • Hillcross Business College Hillcross Business College, Johannesburg  
    Duration: 3 years

    Minimum entry requirements:
    -Grade 12 – Matric,
    -A senior certificate or
    -National Certificate (N3) or a relevant Nated equivalent qualification

  • Pretoria Technical College Pretoria Technical College, Pretoria  
    Duration: 24 months

    Minimum entry requirement:
    -Grade 12, N4 OR Equivalent with Policing NQF Level 5
  • Bakersfield FET College Bakersfield FET College, Klerksdorp  
    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12 Certificate
    -NS Certificate or Equivalent

    Course duration: 2 years
  • Vaal University of Technology Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark  
    Course duration: 3 years

    Mode of study: Full time
  • Africa College Of Technology Africa College Of Technology, Durban  
    Course entry requirements
  • Kingsway College Kingsway College, Cape Town  
    Course duration: 12 months
  • Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies, Johannesburg  
    Duration: 24 months
  • Dam School of Policing Dam School of Policing, Polokwane  
    Course duration: 2 years
  • Shalom Technical College Shalom Technical College, Johannesburg  
    Course duration: 2 years
  • Watersrand College  Watersrand College , Pretoria  
    Course duration: 2 years
  • Khomanani Business College Khomanani Business College, Johannesburg  
  • Academy of Business and Computer Studies Academy of Business and Computer Studies, Pretoria  

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