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1 Year




Higher Certificate in Incident Management

Faculty of Humanities

SAQA ID 91802


Credits 124

Improve your knowledge within the criminal justice environment with this higher certificate concerning relevant policing theories and practices prevalent in law enforcement and crime prevention.

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This programme is designed to provide learners with necessary skills and knowledge to effectively manage incidents within the private and public sectors. A person acquiring this qualification will obtain the necessary competence to:

  • manage and support a team;
  • coordinate activities at the scene of an incident;
  • improve service delivery;
  • make informed decisions;
  • develop action plans for incident management;
  • implement best practice policies and procedures;
  • as well as to communicate effectively.

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 play critical roles in a variety of incidents that occur daily and form part of the criminal justice system in South Africa. Law enforcement agencies that will benefit from this programme include the private security industry, correctional institutions and other fields of policing. Learners will be afforded the opportunity to improve their knowledge within risk management and 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 – 3 years of study (part-time)

Career Options

Learners could pursue a career at/in:

  • Public law enforcement agencies
  • Metropolitan police departments
  • Safety and security
  • Military police
  • Private security institutions
  • Disaster management services
  • Emergency medical services
  • Vehicle recovery services
  • Managers and incident commanders/practitioners at airports and aviation facilities


Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: – Higher Certificate in Incident Management 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.


A Higher Certificate at NQF Level 5 may progress to a Diploma at NQF Level 6. This programme will articulate well into the Lyceum BA Degree in Disaster and Safety Management.

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 National Senior Certificate OR equivalent. For full details on admission requirements, contact Lyceum College.

Module Outline


General Management
Disaster Management 1
Incident Management
Occupational Health and Safety 1

Electives | Select two electives:

Incident Management for Aviation Practitioners
Interpretation of Disaster Management Legislation
Construction Safety 1
Local Government Management 1


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