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1 - 3 Years




Advanced Diploma in Traffic and Metropolitan Policing

Police Liability Issues

Faculty of Humanities

SAQA ID 79526


Credits 140

This programme will equip law enforcement practitioners with knowledge and skills that will empower them to outperform their peers.
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course fees



1 - 3 Years




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Students are exposed to a range of outcomes that will ensure that they perform satisfactorily in senior positions in law enforcement agencies. Traffic crashes and crime pose a serious threat to society and often demand unique interventions from law enforcement practitioners.

Law enforcement supervisors have to master various skills if they want to develop into professional law enforcement practitioners. Apart from being supervisors they have to interact with many internal and external stakeholders such as civil engineers, senior government employees, and communities.

Law enforcement practitioners must:

  • Attain a proper understanding of the basic principles of research.
  • Acquire the knowledge to interpret data in order to identify issues that have to be remedied.
  • Select the most appropriate responses from a wide range of possible interventions.

The deployment of law enforcement personnel and the effective utilization of other resources is an important component of the work of law enforcement practitioners. Road policing is a function that is performed visibly and the performance of senior officers is severely compromised if they fail to internalise the intrinsic values of police practice. This programme will equip law enforcement practitioners with knowledge and skills that will empower them to outperform their peers. Lyceum College is the leading provider of higher education in the field of traffic science and municipal law enforcement.

Our Faculty of Safety and Criminal Justice is at the forefront of developing law enforcement practitioners that will shape the face of policing in the next few decades. Lyceum College has produced most of the successful metropolitan and traffic police officers currently involved in this industry.

Career Options

Students could pursue a career as a:

  • Traffic or Metropolitan Police Officer
  • Provincial Traffic Officer
  • Road Traffic Manager
  • South African Police Officer
  • Transport manager/Officer

Admission Requirement

The minimum entry requirements are:

  • Have met all the requirements of the National Senior Certificate (NQF 4) and successfully completed a Diploma in Traffic and Metropolitan

Policing or similar qualification at NQF level 6, or

  • RPL /CAT (as per admission policy), or
  • Age Exemption (23 years or older as per admission policy)


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) are articulation mechanisms. The institution reserves the right to conduct a formal assessment for purposes of CAT. An evaluation will be conducted to recognise prior learning. This evaluation may or may not be based on a form of formal assessment and can include a portfolio of evidence submission. These mechanisms are in line with the HEQSF as envisaged in the NQF Act 67 of 2008 and the CHE “Policies on the Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Accumulation and Transfer, and Assessment in Higher Education” published by the CHE in August 2016.

The final approval for applications in respect of CAT and RPL is subject to academic vetting in terms of applicable legislation and institutional policies.

Enquire at your nearest Lyceum Branch Office for more information regarding the awarding of subject credits (Credit Accumulation and Transfer – CAT) towards Lyceum Qualifications.

Study materials are largely supplied in digital format only. Printed copies can be ordered at the prescribed tariffs.


Assessments consist of two assignments (formative assessment) and a final examination (summative assessment) for each subject. The two assignments consist of an online multiple-choice (MCQ) assignment and an application-based assignment.

NB: Make sure you upload assignments before the submission date in the required format. Assessments that are not submitted onto the portal (myClass) will not be accepted.

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

Assignment contributes 60% towards the final mark

Examination contributes 40% towards the final mark

NB: Lyceum does not allow students to bank assignment marks. Students must complete assignments for the academic cycle in which they wish to write exams.

Cycle 1 constitutes a cohort of students whose modules were registered between 1 April and 30 October.

Cycle 2 constitutes a cohort of students whose modules are/will be registered between 1 November and 31 March.


Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: – Advanced Diploma in Traffic and Metropolitan Policing and an academic transcript. These documents will be issued at the annual graduation ceremony, couriered to the nearest branch or posted to you, provided that your account is in order.

NB: Certificates cannot be issued to the students before a graduation ceremony.

The student’s responsibility is to ensure they meet all the programme requirements before issuing a qualification.

Module Outline

Advanced Traffic Science

Introduction to Research for Law Enforcement

Advanced Law Enforcement Practice

Evidence Based Traffic Policing (WIL)

Advanced Project Management for Law Enforcement


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