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1 - 2 Years




Postgraduate Diploma in Metropolitan and Traffic Policing

Faculty of Humanities

SAQA ID 90533


Credits 132

Equip yourself with law enforcement skills that will empower you in a law enforcement position. Learn how to handle traffic crashes and deal with crime.

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1 - 2 Years




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This programme is designed to develop the student’s professional skills, improve knowledge of relevant legislation, police management principles, as well as fleet and maintenance management. Operational aspects of policing are the ‘why and how’ of police practice and management. Policing, in this context, refers specifically to traffic and metropolitan policing. This programme is, furthermore, designed for students who have completed the Advanced Diploma in Traffic and Metropolitan Policing (or equivalent).

It incorporates advanced concepts related to traffic science, civil liability, basic research principles, fleet management and advanced project management. Traffic police administrators at all levels of government face a multitude of challenges. Law enforcement administrators are challenged to achieve their goals and objectives with scarce resources. This requires a professional and innovative approach from both administrators and practitioners. The curriculum of the Postgraduate Diploma in Traffic Policing – (NQF level 8) reflects the trends in modern contemporary road policing, law enforcement practice, client-focused programmes, and professional development within the field of traffic policing.


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:

  • Traffic Policing
  • Criminology
  • Safety and Security
  • Criminal Justice
  • South African Police
  • Transport Industry, etc.


Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: – Postgraduate Diploma in Metropolitan and Traffic 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.


A Postgraduate Diploma at NQF Level 8 may progress to a Master’s Degree at NQF Level 9.

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 Advanced Diploma in Traffic and Metropolitan Policing OR equivalent.

Module Outline

  • Professionalism in Policing
  • Ethics in Policing
  • Road Safety Strategies
  • Road Safety Audits (WIL)
  • Research Methodology


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