course fees



1 Year




Higher Certificate in Law Enforcement Supervision

Faculty of Humanities

SAQA ID 71569


Credits 120

Gain an understanding of the supervision of traffic, policing and law enforcement and discover your potential in the field of professional law enforcement.

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The purpose of the Higher Certificate in Law Enforcement Supervision is:

  • To promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required in the supervision of traffic, policing and law enforcement officers.
  • To help learners realise their full potential in the field of professional law enforcement supervisory practice.
  • To provide opportunities for police practitioners to progress to higher levels of performance in law enforcement agencies.
  • To enhance the performance of officers who are involved in police supervisory functions and wish to advance professional policing practices.

Learners working towards this programme will find that the acquisition of the competencies in this programme will add value to their understanding of the sector and functioning in the workplace. It will provide for a consolidation of the broad knowledge, skills and values needed to be successful as supervisors.

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

The programme will facilitate access to, and mobility and progression along a learning path for learners who:-

  • Have worked in traffic management, metro policing or any other law enforcement agency or any other related field for many years, but have not obtained a formal qualification.
  • Wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge in this field of study so that they can become competent supervisors in law enforcement and policing agencies.

Want to improve the level of professionalism in the law enforcement industry.


Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: – Higher Certificate in Law Enforcement Supervision 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.

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


Business Communication for Law Enforcement
Police Supervisory Practice (WIL)
Human Resource Management for Law Enforcement
Police Liability Issues

Electives | Select two electives:

Law and Procedure of Meetings
Risk Management for Law Enforcement
Public Relations for Law Enforcement
Corruption Prevention Strategies


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