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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Policing|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|50122||National Certificate: Policing|
|SGB Visible Policing|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|SAS SETA - Safety and Security SETA||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security||Safety in Society|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||130||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.|
This qualification replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|20496||National Certificate: Policing||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||146||Complete|
This qualification is replaced by:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|105027||Occupational Certificate: Non-Commissioned Police Official||Not Applicable||NQF Level 06||250||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
Qualifying learners are capable of using a series of legal and policing skills to protect and serve members of communities in accordance with the Constitution of South Africa. This will allow the learner to provide a more effective service that will improve community satisfaction and position them to fulfill their mission of creating a safe and secure environment for all who live in South Africa.
A learner acquiring this qualification will have skills, knowledge and experience to:
The qualification will allow a learner in the sector safety in society to obtain a nationally recognized qualification in the policing environment. It will contribute to the upliftment of the sector safety in society and set a standard for professionalism in the industry. It will also assist in changing perceptions of the lack of integrity and business ethics within the sector safety in society, particularly the Policing environment.
It will assist in improving relationships between employer and employees in the sector safety in society, as the qualification will help to attract and retain quality learners and employees. The qualification will enhance the status, productivity and employability of the learner within the industry, particularly within the Policing environment, as well as contribute to the quality and growth within the safety in society environment. It allows for access, progression, portability and mobility within the Policing environment. Through the elective component of the qualification learners are able to demonstrate specific vocational skills. This qualification will also encourage continuous transformation within the Policing environment.
This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of the sector safety in society that are expressed by employers and employees, both for current and future purposes. It provides the learner with competencies to be employed within the sector, safety in society, with specific reference to a law enforcement environment and provides the flexibility to pursue different careers in the broader policing environment. Through the choice of appropriate elective unit standards the learner can gain knowledge and competencies to equip him or her to work in the different sectors in the law enforcement environment.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Recognition of prior learning:
This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole by recognition of prior learning. The candidate in this case must be assessed/evaluated in the same manner as described in the paragraph that deals with integrated assessment.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Balance constitutional and legal rights of individuals with the competence to legally infringe those rights in the service of maintaining a safe and secure society.
2. Evaluate policing principles and their application in relation to crime prevention.
3. Conduct a criminal investigation by gathering information and evidence.
4. Evaluate situations and select tactical techniques and skills needed to execute policing duties and maintain safety of self and others.
Range: Tactical techniques refer to but are not limited to: use of force, restraining techniques, techniques which refer to the use of pairs or teams.
5. Support a criminal prosecution by preparing documentation and giving evidence in a court of law.
6. Apply the principles of operation and service delivery within a Client Service Centre (CSC) in a policing environment.
7. Maintain professional conduct to enhance the principles of service delivery to the community.
Critical cross-field outcomes
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Range: Individualizing processes refer to all processes that may assist the law enforcement officer to identify a perpetrator. This may include but is not limited to: fingerprinting and forensic related evidence.
Range: Manning refers to a person operating in CSC.
The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a learner is able to achieve all the exit level outcomes. The identification and solving of known problems, team work, organising self, using of data, implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies assessment methods and tools. It is also important to establish whether a learner has achieved holistic personal development by being able to distinguish between professional and personal capacity as a member of a community.
Certain exit level outcomes are measurable and verifiable through assessment criteria assessed in summative assessments. Applicable assessment tool(s) to establish the foundational, reflexive and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the Policing environment.
|Since 1994, the South African Police Service has engaged in extensive liaison with colleagues and related services in the international community. Material, best practices and many other innovations have been considered and integrated into this qualification.
In addition, it has been bench marked against the qualifications of the Multi Implementation Team (Commonwealth, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom) who helped plan and implement a new basic policing training programme for community police constables in the post 1994 South Africa. This qualification is built in such a way that it will receive constant international review and input.
Police knowledge is the core subject of the Police programme in Sweden. The purpose of this module is to give students knowledge of police functions, acts and regulations governing the work of police regarding basic policing methods. Law and behavioural science competencies supplement this. This programme consists of 80 credits:
> Criminal law.
> Non-Penal Code criminal legislation.
> Basic procedural law.
> Crime Prevention.
> Crime Investigation.
> Public Order.
This also includes practical subjects such as:
> Fitness training.
> Professional Ethics.
> Firearm training.
> Emergency medicine.
> Communication technology (basic level).
> Driving policing vehicles.
> Written and oral presentations.
Public Order and Violence Control (PIOG) is an advanced training centre for the training of the Dutch police officers in public order and the handling of violent situations similar to the Public Order policing (POP) in the SAPS. Subject/Competencies covered in this training intervention are:
This is done on a more advanced level and this kind of training is similar to SAPS training in relation to Move tactically in pairs to combat medium risk crime combating operations, master restraining techniques, use of firearms in a police environment and demonstrate understanding of proportional force principles.
In structuring qualifications the approach has been to identify the core competencies, which are essential to achieving the qualification together with elective units to provide choice and flexibility. The qualifications framework devised provides a balance between achieving the requirements set by the industry and its sectors which demonstrate competency in the area of work covered by the qualification and the need to provide for maximum flexibility.
Units of competency have been packaged and aligned to a specific qualification within the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) to establish the qualification level and title
Each one of the above-mentioned qualifications has a Core unit and Elective Unit
The key roles and functions of Police are to:
Within the revised qualification as suggested by the Visible Policing SGB the same competencies are found. The focus of the competencies is to render a professional service to the community.
The key roles and functions of the South African Police Service are to:
Courses and Qualifications linked to Police:
> PUAPOL012A/01 = Identify client(s) needs.
> PUAPOL012A/02 = Apply ethical standards.
> PUAPOL012A/03 = Respond to client enquiries.
> PUAPOL012A/04 = Provide information to clients.
> PUAPOL012A/05 = Provide clients with services and support.
> PUAPOL011A/01 = Model high standards of personal performance, ethics and integrity.
> PUAPOL011A/02 = Review and monitor own performance.
> PUAPOL011A/03 = Develop and maintain ongoing personal competence.
> PUAPOL011A/04 = manage personal work priorities.
> PUAPOL011A/05 = Assist and support other personnel.
> PUAPOL011A/06 = maintain physical and emotional health.
PUAPOL007A - Manage persons in care or custody or in need of assistance.
> PUAPOL007A/01 = Provide for the person in care or custody.
> PUAPOL007A/02 = Process persons in care or custody.
> PUAPOL007A/03 = Escort/transport persons in care or custody.
> PUAPOL007A/04 = Identify need for assistance.
> PUAPOL007A/05 = Protect casualty and other from further harm.
> PUAPOL007A/06 = Provide assistance.
Most of the competencies and standards on this framework linked directly to the National Certificate in Policing and therefore we believe that the National certificate in Policing benchmarked fully with this qualifications on the Australian Qualifications Framework.
In the probationer Training Division the following were found:
> Ethics and awareness (our conduct oneself in a professional manner in a policing environment).
> Police procedures and Police Powers (our fundamental knowledge about law).
> Knowledge about Criminal Law (our statutory and common law).
> Knowledge of general police duties (all our other standards - police related).
> Knowledge about traffic (Metropolitan police dealing with this).
> Report writing (Our attend to and handle crime, receive complaints).
> First aid and lifesaving (conduct oneself in a professional manner).
> Officer safety training (Our move tactically, restraining, Firearms and street survival).
Probationer Training within the Scottish Police College is responsible for the delivery of the highest quality of knowledge and practical based training to probationer constables to enable them competently and safely to serve the public and uphold the law.
Probationer Training Division is committed to providing centralized training to probationer constables in an environment which will encourage learning and development whilst promoting best practice in relation to general police work. To ensure the training is relevant and robust the Division works in partnership with Forces and continually evaluates the delivery and worth of training in order to aspire to the highest standards possible.
Probationer Training Division recognizes the importance of self-discipline and is committed to ensuring that courtesy and professionalism are the hallmarks of both members of staff and students alike. It remains committed to the pursuit of equality of opportunity for staff and students and is totally dedicated to their overall development.
The development of probationer constables is fully covered within the teaching curriculum and is highly acclaimed by the students. However it is important that the needs of the Forces are continually reassessed and to this end the Division is currently undergoing a full and comprehensive review of all aspects of Probationer Training.
National Occupational Standards
National occupational standards (NOS) describe competent performance in terms of outcomes. Together with a defined assessment strategy, developed in parallel with the standards, they allow a clear assessment of competence against nationally agreed standards of performance, across a range of workplace circumstances for all roles. In this way, defining what has to be achieved, rather than what has to be done, they provide the necessary flexibility to meet the needs of individual forces. Today, national occupational standards are viewed by modern managers as an indispensable tool for managing a highly skilled workforce.
The Functional Map describes the functions, or activities, that are carried out across the sector, and aims to identify functions that are common to two or more sub-sectors and those that are specialist. The two documents will inform the work of Skills for Justice and ensure that subsequent development and incremental review work can be targeted to produce a comprehensive suite of National Occupational Standards that avoid overlap and duplication of standards.
New Standards for Policing and Law Enforcement
New NOS Units are available for Policing and Law Enforcement such as:
> Domestic Violence.
> Child Abuse.
> Sexual Offences.
> Custody Issues.
> Health and Safety.
Skills for Justice will be establishing more working groups to keep all of our NOS, NVQs and SVQs under ongoing review so that we can quickly identify where changes are needed.
Qualifications related to Law and Security
Unit standards related to Law and Security
Southern African Regional Police Chief Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO countries)
Various web sites of countries in Africa were consulted and no comparison or any content related to Policing Qualifications could be found regarding the following countries:
It should be mentioned that the South African Police Service forms part of the Southern African Regional Police Chief Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO) and twice a year meetings were conducted to establish working and Training related co-operations. The South African Police Service is currently the major training partner in terms of the training of other African countries and on a adhoc basis support all these countries with specialized policing skills.
|This qualification articulates vertically to the:
This qualification also articulates horizontally with the:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to be registered as an assessor, the applicant needs the following:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|No training providers will be accredited to provide this qualification with effect from 5 August 2011 without the recommendation of the South African Police Services.
This qualification replaces qualification 20496, "National Certificate: Policing", Level 5, 146 credits.
The elective unit standard category is open-ended to allow the learner to choose the credits associated with the elective unit standards from related disciplines which would add value to the qualification.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||120476||Adhere to professional conduct and organisational ethics||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||120483||Conduct preliminary investigations||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Core||120486||Demonstrate physical defensive restraining techniques||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Core||120477||Demonstrate tactical and street survival techniques||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||120479||Demonstrate understanding of community policing||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||120480||Demonstrate understanding of crime prevention||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Core||120494||Demonstrate understanding of proportionality of force||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Core||120482||Manage a Client Service Centre in a law enforcement environment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||120478||Manage the detention of persons in custody||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Core||120485||Receive and attend to complaints||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Core||11990||Take finger, palm and sole prints of persons for identification purposes||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Core||120487||Use firearms in a military and law enforcement environment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Fundamental||120491||Demonstrate understanding of Law of Evidence in a policing environment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Fundamental||120489||Demonstrate understanding of the criminal justice system||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||9|
|Fundamental||120481||Demonstrate understanding of the Criminal Procedure Act related to policing functions||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||9|
|Fundamental||120484||Demonstrate understanding of the principles of common law crimes and statutory law offences||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Elective||116129||Assess road user fitness||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||120488||Attend to and handle a domestic violence incident||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||116131||Conduct visible traffic patrols||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||116133||Control traffic||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||120495||Demonstrate an understanding of children and youth at risk, and accused of crimes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||116134||Ensure safe passage in traffic||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Elective||116143||Evaluate loads on vehicles||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||116141||Examine vehicle fitness at the roadside||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||336659||Handle and use a stopper-gun for operational purposes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||116145||Inform road users||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||11985||Inspect, drive and maintain an official vehicle||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||119131||Administer the firearms control process and procedures in a policing environment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||7|
|Elective||120310||Apply client service techniques to improve service delivery||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||365142||Apply counter human trafficking strategies within an immigration context||Level 5||NQF Level 05||10|
|Elective||119342||Apply knowledge of ethical principles, standards and professional conduct in public sector management and administration||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||11981||Attend to and manage a collision scene||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Elective||365141||Demonstrate an understanding of conducting human trafficking official enquiries||Level 5||NQF Level 05||6|
|Elective||365139||Demonstrate an understanding of human trafficking and its legal implications||Level 5||NQF Level 05||5|
|Elective||120492||Demonstrate the application of performance management||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||120493||Manage property storage and use within a law enforcement environment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
|1.||AFRIC POLICING INSTITUTE|
|2.||BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD POLOKWANE CAMPUS|
|3.||C D M INDOOR RANGE|
|4.||CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN POLICE : FIREARM SERVICES|
|5.||DECENTRALISED TRAINING CENTRE: NEW CASTLE|
|6.||DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS|
|7.||EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY|
|8.||HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria|
|9.||RAINBOW CHILDREN MULTIPURPOSE PRETORIA|
|10.||SBV SERVICES MIDRAND|
|12.||SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD|
|13.||SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE|
|14.||SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION|
|15.||SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE IN SERVICE TRAINING PROVISION INSTITUTION|
|16.||SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION ALL SAINTS|
|17.||SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION BISHOP LAVIS|
|18.||SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION MTHATHA|
|19.||SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION NORTH WEST PROVINCE|
|20.||SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION ULUNDI|
|21.||TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY|