Higher Certificate in Incident Management

SAQA ID: 91802, NQF Level 5 (Credits: 120)

Are you good at making the right decision at a split-second’s notice in a crisis? Hone that skill and make it into a successful career.

Course Objectives

Incident Management is a critical skill in the private security industry, correctional institutions and other fields of policing.  Launch or advance your career in criminal justice by gaining a thorough understanding of the theories and practices of policing.

Coordinating activities at the scene of an incident, making smart decisions, managing and supporting a team, implementing best-practice policies and procedures and communicating effectively; these are things you will do every day in the field of Incident Management.  This course will give you a thorough grounding in every aspect of what it takes to get ahead in this field.

This programme applies to many fields within criminal justice and opens the doors to many career opportunities. 

Lyceum’s Commitment

Lyceum College 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: 

  • Metropolitan Police Officer 
  • Safety and Security Officer 
  • Military Policeman/woman
  • Private Security Officer
  • Disaster Management Services Official
  • Vehicle Recovery Operator

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 Incident Management.

This is an accredited higher education programme registered with SAQA.

Contents of Course

The programme covers the following subjects:

  • Business Communication
  • Disaster Management 1
  • Incident Management
  • Occupational Health & Safety 1

Electives: (select two)

  • Financial Management 1
  • General Management
  • Introduction to Mathematics
  • Incident Management for Aviation Practitioners

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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