Advanced Diploma in Traffic and Metropolitan Policing

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Do you want to add value to your existing policing career?  Move streets ahead of your peers by learning more about traffic and metropolitan policing. 

Course Objectives
Does the idea of keeping law and order in society appeal to you?  Traffic and Metropolitan Policing is not just about a person manning the streets and checking that traffic is not out of control. It is a highly advanced skill that allows the professional in question to monitor crime, verify the roadworthiness of vehicles and enforce law and order in a city precinct and interpret data relating to advanced traffic science. 

Lyceum’s course content for the Advanced Diploma in Traffic and Metropolitan Policing has been specifically designed to help existing police personnel by giving them the opportunity to deepen their skills and understanding and take their knowledge to the next level.  In doing this allowing them to change the face of policing practice in South Africa. 

Lyceum’s Commitment
Our advanced diplomas are uniquely structured by professionals in the field to meet the demands of the South African Society.  We are committed to ensuring our students are equipped with industry relevant skills and gain comprehensive knowledge to make a valuable contribution in South Africa and succeed in their chosen career.

Careers You Can Pursue
Candidates could pursue a career as a: 

  • Traffic Policing Official 
  • Provincial Traffic Officer
  • Safety and Security Officer 

Gaining Entrance 
To study this course, you will need to meet the following requirements:
The minimum entry requirement is the Diploma in Traffic and Metropolitan Policing or equivalent. 

Length of Time
Minimum - One (1) year of study (part-time) 
Maximum - Two (2) years of study (part-time) 

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive an Advanced Diploma in Traffic and Metropolitan Policing. 

Contents of Course
The programme covers the following subjects:

  • Advanced Traffic Science 
  • Introduction to Research for Law Enforcement 
  • Police Liability Issues 
  • Advanced Law Enforcement Practice 

Electives: (select one)

  • Advanced Fleet Management
  • Advanced Project Management

For further information, please refer to the fact sheet.

Learning Material
Your study material will be supplied in a choice of formats (digital only or a combination of printed and digital format).  Prescribed textbooks are excluded and must be procured by the student.  Please see: (Terms and Conditions) 

Guidelines for Assignments and Examinations
Lyceum is committed to guiding you through the submission of your assignments and ensuring that you are registered for your examinations.  
Please see the following information below, to ensure your process is smooth.

Assessments consist of:

  • One assignment (formative assessment) and
  • A final examination (summative assessment) for each subject.

All assignments for the year must be submitted in order to qualify for the exams.
Please ensure all your assignments are submitted on time.  If you have missed a deadline, you may re-submit at a small cost.

Your final mark for each subject will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignment contributes 20% towards the final mark
  • Examination contributes 80% towards the final mark

If your assignment mark is low:
If you submit an assignment for a specific subject and fail, you do not have to re-submit a further assignment prior to writing the “supplementary” examination.  The assignment mark will automatically be carried over.  However if the assignment mark is low, and you wish to re-do the assignment, you may apply to the examinations section for a copy of the new assignment (at the prescribed fee) and may then re-submit the assignment on or before the new due date. 

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