Short Learning Programme in Managing Police Media Relations Lyceum College

Lyceum Short Programme – Part Time​

Do you want to get ahead in the policing field? It is time to add a short learning programme on Managing Police Media Relations to your skill set.

Course Objectives

Within the socio-political context of the country, it is important that the messages related by the police to the public is fair, democratic, accurate and authentic. The police force may also use the power of the media to deliver educational messages to the public regarding their activities, safety tips and much more.

Lyceum has designed a course that further explains the context of media relations and helps police personnel to understand how to handle media queries and manage crises.

Through the content delivered in this course, you will also learn more about the purpose of having a media relations unit, understand the necessity of having good relations between the media and police and learn how to give accurate portrayal of the police in the media.

Lyceum’s Commitment

Lyceum College is at the forefront of training and education in the field of Education Sciences.  Our short learning programmes 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: 

  • Police Media Officer
  • Traffic Officer
  • Police Public Relations Manager

Gaining Entrance

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

Be competent in the English Language

Have general, theoretical, academic and practical professional knowledge and understanding accomplished- at least NQF level 5.

Length of Time

Six (6) months of study


Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a Certificate of Competence in Managing Police Media Relations.

Contents of Course

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


  • Promoting policing and other innovative programs
  • Conducting media briefings and press conferences
  • Identifying the general principles and the necessary caution to be taken when communicating with the media. 

For a detailed breakdown of all the content, 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 enquire with our Lyceum Sales Consultants for more information.

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