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1- 2 Years




Advanced Diploma in Traffic and Metropolitan Policing

Faculty of Humanities

SAQA ID 79526


Credits 140

Positively influence people’s lives with our diploma that offers you the opportunity to play a crucial role in creating a safe and secure environment as a law enforcement practitioner.

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1- 2 Years




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Learners 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 department of Public Safety 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.


Assessments consist of one assignment (formative assessment) and a final examination (summative assessment) for each subject. If you fail to submit the compulsory assignment in time, you can request permission to submit a penalty assignment at a penalty fee. If you did not submit an assignment, you cannot register for examinations. Make sure you submit the compulsory assignment within the prescribed time because it does not cost you anything.

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

A student who submitted an assignment for a specific subject, and fails that subject, does not have to re-submit a further assignment prior to writing the “supplementary” examination. The assignment mark is automatically carried over. However, if the assignment mark is low, and the student wishes to re-do the assignment, he/she 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.

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) or Experiential Learning (EL)

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) or Experiential Learning (EL) implies that a learner will gain practical knowledge in the field of study through formative assessment.

Accreditation and Duration

This is a part-time higher education programme accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). It is also registered at SAQA.


  • Minimum – 1 year of study (part-time)
  • Maximum – 2 years of study (part-time)

Career Options

Learners could pursue a career in the:

  • Traffic or Metropolitan Police Department
  • Provincial Traffic Department
  • Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC)
  • South African Police Service
  • Transport Industry


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.

It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure they meet all the programme requirements before a qualification can be issued.

Learner Material

Study material is largely supplied in digital format only. Printed copies can be ordered at the prescribed tariffs.
Prescribed textbooks are excluded and must be procured by the student. (Terms and Conditions apply)

The College has a small number of prescribed textbooks. Should you experience undue problems to acquire your textbooks, you may enquire at the College.

Lyceum College has prescribed textbooks in the Library that can be issued for a limited period on a first come first serve basis. Should you experience undue problems to acquire your textbooks, you may enquire at the College.


An Advanced Diploma at NQF Level 7 may progress to a Postgraduate Diploma at NQF Level 8.

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 respects 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.

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is the Diploma in Traffic and Metropolitan Policing OR equivalent. For full details on minimum requirements, contact Lyceum College.

Module Outline


Advanced Traffic Science
Introduction to Research for Law Enforcement
Advanced Law Enforcement Practice
Evidence Based Traffic Policing (WIL)

Electives | Select two electives:

Advanced Fleet Management for Law Enforcement
Advanced Project Management for Law Enforcement
Police Liability Issues


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