Higher Certificate in Law Enforcement in Supervision

SAQA ID: 71569, NQF Level 5 (Credits: 120)

Would you like to advance your career in Law Enforcement? Add advanced professional policing practices to your CV with a Higher Certificate in Law Enforcement in Supervision.

Course Objectives

This course will empower you with the knowledge, skills and values that you’ll need become a supervisor in the field of law enforcement.

Here is the perfect opportunity for police officers and those in law enforcement to take their careers to the next level by becoming competent supervisors.  If you have worked in traffic management, metro policing or any other law enforcement agency for many years, but are being held back because you never obtained a formal qualification, this course is for you.

This Higher Certificate will also upgrade your skills and give you a formal qualification to prove yourself in the workplace.

Lyceum’s Commitment

Lyceum’s School of Public Safety is at the forefront of training and education in the field of Public Safety.  Our Higher Certificates 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

Learners could pursue a career as a: 

  • Law Enforcement Supervisor 
  • Security Manager
  • Security Guard
  • Traffic Management Officer

Gaining Entrance

To study this course, you will need to meet the following requirements:

Have a National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification

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 a Higher Certificate in Law Enforcement in Supervision.

This is a higher education programme accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Contents of Course

The programme covers the following subjects:

  • Business Communication for Law Enforcement
  • Police Supervisory Practice
  • Personnel Management
  • Police Liability Issues

Electives: (select two)

  • Law & Procedure of Meetings (elective)
  • Risk Management for Law Enforcement (elective)
  • Public Relations for Law Enforcement (elective)

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.

Progress Further

If you would like to pursue your studies further, please speak to our Lyceum Sales Consultants for more information.

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