This programme is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive and interrelated understanding of current and relevant policing theories and practices prevalent in law enforcement and crime prevention.
From a law enforcement perspective, criminal justice is a demanding career, requiring exceptional skills and knowledge.
This programme is directed at a broad range of law enforcement agencies that form part of the criminal justice system in South Africa. Law enforcement agencies that will benefit from this program include the private security industry, correctional institutions and other fields of policing. Learners will be afforded the opportunity to improve their knowledge within the criminal justice environment.
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)
Learners could pursue a career at/in:
- Public law enforcement agencies
- Metropolitan police departments
- Safety and security
- Military police
- Private security institutions
- Private investigators
- Private and governmental legal departments
- Intelligence and litigation agencies
Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: – Higher Certificate in Criminal Justice 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.
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.
A Higher Certificate at NQF Level 5 may progress to a Diploma at NQF Level 6.
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.
The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate OR equivalent. For full details on admission requirements, contact Lyceum College.