Bachelor of Policing Practice - Southern Business School | Educartis

3 years
Distance Learning


Course Overview

This three year Bachelor of Policing Practice Degree is aimed at students who are interested in pursuing management careers within the field of Safety in Society. This distance learning programme has been designed to reflect the demand within the policing environment for officials who can perform managerial and leadership functions and who have in-depth knowledge and skills of organisational procedures within the law enforcement environment. The level of flexibility within the range of electives will allow students to pursue further specialisation within the sector. 

When in the profession of the law enforcement sector and you are motivated to perform managerial and/or leadership functions and looking to dedicate your life to a challenging job that you can be proud of, then this programme will enhance your skills and capabilities so you can thrive in this very exciting and meaningful career.

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Policing Practice Degree, students should be able to: 

  • Apply management principles in the safety in society environment.
  • Apply crime prevention management.
  • Apply interpersonal skills in a law enforcement environment.
  • Engage and interact effectively with various stakeholders in the criminal justice system.

Certification obtained

Bachelor of Policing Practice

What jobs will I qualify for?

The Bachelor of Policing Practice qualification will enhance student skills for a number of careers including: 

  • Police Officer
  • Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer
  • Field Investigation Officer 

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    When do I start?

    Next available course

    Admission Criteria

    To be eligible for Bachelor of Policing Practice degree, students must have a MINIMUM of either:

    • The Higher Certificate or National Diploma in the Field of Safety in Society
    • An equivalent NQF level 5 qualification relevant to the Field of Safety in Society
    • A National Senior Certificate with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement

    How do I apply?

    Students are able to apply online or in-person. At the time of application, students will be required to share: 

    • A certified copy of a South African Identity Document (ID) or equivalent documentation in the case of non-SA citizens 
    • A certified copy of a Grade 12 (Matric) Certificate, National Senior Certificate, or Highest Qualification obtained 

    Payment options

    • Credit Card 
    • Internet Banking Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
    • Direct Deposit
    • Debit Order

    Detailed course information

    The Bachelor of Policing Practice degree is taken via distance learning at Southern Business School. It consists of compulsory subjects and major electives. The course outline is as follows:

    For Police Officials
    YEAR 1 
    • Police Management I 
    • Crime Prevention Management I 
    • Service Oriented Policing I
    • Communication for Policing 
    • Training Management I (TRM100) OR Criminology I

    YEAR 2 
    • Police Management II 
    • Crime Prevention Management II 
    • Service Oriented Policing II 
    • Crime Detection Management I
    • Police Management Information Systems 
    • Training Management II OR Criminology II (CML200)

    YEAR 3
    • Police Management III 
    • Crime Prevention Management III 
    • Crime Detection Management II 
    • Research Methodology

    For Traffic and Metropolitan Law Enforcement Officials 
    YEAR 1 
    • Police Management I
    • Traffic Police Science I
    • Service Oriented Policing I
    • Communication for Policing I 
    • Public Sector Management I OR Crime Prevention Management I 

    YEAR 2 
    • Police Management II 
    • Traffic Police Science II 
    • Service Oriented Policing II 
    • Road Traffic Management I 
    • Police Management Information Systems 
    • Public Sector Management II OR Crime Prevention Management II 

    YEAR 3 
    • Police Management III 
    • Traffic Police Science III 
    • Road Traffic Management II 
    • Research Methodology 

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    Where and When


    Southern Business School

    Plot 10, Diswilmar Krugersdorp , Gauteng, Krugersdorp, South Africa


    Southern Business School

    24 Wagner Street Windhoek-West, Khomas, Windhoek, Namibia

    Course Provider

    Email & Website
    Phone & Location
    • +26461308781
    • +27116621444
    • Plot 10, Diswilmar Krugersdorp