Short Learning Programme in Addressing Gangs and Violence

Lyceum Short Programme - Part Time​

Would you like to understand the psychology behind crime and crime reduction?

Now you can with a Short Learning Programme in Addressing Gangs and Violence.

Course Objectives

Gangs have been one of the major causes of violence and social anxiety in many societies.  In order to understand more about the subject and solve this social problem, it is critical that the underlying causes and effects of gang violence are researched, learnt about and understood.  Once there is a greater understanding of what drives the psychology behind this societal problem, people are then able to act in professional capacity to help alleviate the problem.

If you pursue the Short Learning Programme in Addressing Gangs and Violence you will gain competency in areas that will help you function in traffic law enforcement, policing and the security industry. You will be able to comprehensively understand the modus operandi of gangs and gang-related crimes and learn how to apply your knowledge in a professional manner.

Lyceum has put together a short learning programme for you that relates to addressing gangs and violence and this will help to improve your understanding of the psychology behind crime, understand the consequences of gang culture and get a clearer idea of how to take personal and community initiatives on addressing gangs and gang-related violence.

Lyceum’s Commitment

Lyceum College is at the forefront of training and education in the field of Public Safety.  Our short learning programmes 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: 

  • Policing
  • Security Industry
  • Traffic and Law Enforcement

Gaining Entrance

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

Competence in the English Language

Have general, theoretical, academic and practical professional knowledge and understanding accomplished at least NQF level 5.

Length of Time

Six (6) Months of study


Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a Certificate of Competence in Addressing Gangs and Violence.

Contents of Course

The course covers some of the following aspects in the course outline:

  • Discuss the role of social movements against crime.
  • Differentiating between gangs and self-defence units.
  • Explain situational crime prevention.

For a detailed breakdown of the programme outline, 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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