Diploma in Metropolitan and Traffic Policing Lyceum College

SAQA ID: 50204, NQF Level 6 (Credits: 374)

Want to give your career the green light?  Do so while making a positive impact on the safety of South Africa’s roads. 

Course Objectives
Metropolitan and Traffic Policing are services which will always be in demand.  Policing is now considered a science, and people who want to make a career in this field need to equip themselves with the specialised knowledge and skills that will enable them to succeed in this field.

A Diploma in Metropolitan and Traffic Policing will give you the chance to make a positive impact in our society.  This course will enable metropolitan and traffic officers to begin or advance their career by providing them with knowledge and skills specific to their field. Having efficient and competent managers within the field of law enforcement environment is essential in creating a system that will benefit the people of South Africa.

This is Africa’s leading programme in the field of traffic policing practice.

Lyceum’s Commitment

Our certificates are uniquely structured by professionals in the field to meet the demands of the South African Society.  We are committed to ensuring our students are equipped with industry relevant skills and gain comprehensive knowledge to make a valuable contribution in South Africa and succeed in their chosen career.

Careers You Can Pursue

Learners could pursue a career as a: 

  • Metropolitan Police Officer 
  • Provincial Traffic Inspector 
  • Traffic/Police Officer
  • Municipal Law Enforcement Officer

Gaining Entrance

To study this course, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have a National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification

Length of Time

Minimum – Three (3) years of study (part-time)
Maximum – Six (6) years of study (part-time)


Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a Diploma in Metropolitan & Traffic Policing.

This is a higher education programme accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).


Contents of Course

Below are a few examples of the subjects you will cover:

  • General Management 
  • Metropolitan Policing
  • Traffic Science

For a detailed breakdown of all your subjects, please refer to the fact sheet.

Learning Material

Your study material will be supplied in a choice of formats (digital only or a combination of printed and digital format).  Prescribed textbooks are excluded and must be procured by the student.  Please see: (Terms and Conditions)

Guidelines for Assignments and Examinations

Lyceum is committed to guiding you through the submission of your assignments and ensuring that you are registered for your examinations. 

Please see the following information below, to ensure your process is smooth.

Assessments consist of:

  • One assignment (formative assessment) and
  • A final examination (summative assessment) for each subject.

All assignments for the year must be submitted in order to qualify for the exams.

Please ensure all your assignments are submitted on time.  If you have missed a deadline, you may re-submit at a small cost.

Your final mark for each subject will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignment contributes 20% towards the final mark
  • Examination contributes 80% towards the final mark

If your assignment mark is low:

If you submit an assignment for a specific subject and fail, you do not have to re-submit a further assignment prior to writing the “supplementary” examination.  The assignment mark will automatically be carried over.  However if the assignment mark is low, and you wish to re-do the assignment, you 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.

Progress Further

If you would like to pursue your studies further, please speak to our Lyceum Sales Consultants for more information.

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