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National Certificate Vocational Programmes

Safety In Society

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This is a qualification at each Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the NQF. It is designed to provide both theory practice of Safety in Society. The practical component of the study may be offered in a real workplace environment or in a simulated workplace environment. It will provide students with an opportunity to experience work situations during the period of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements

For entry to the National Certificate Safety in Society at NQF Level 2 you are required:

  •  A year end school report for grade 9, 10, 11 or 12, or
  • An NQF Level 1 qualification, or
  • An approved bridging programme design for the specific purpose to access NQF Level 2, or
  • A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF Level 2, and be
  • A minimum age of 17 years (maximum 215 years)
The National Certificate Safety in Society is a full year programme at each of the NQF Level of study.
A student is issued with a certificate on the successful completion of each level of study, that is, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4.


In order to obtain a National Certificate Safety in Society, a student is required to study a total of 7 subjects. These include 3 fundamental subjects and 4 vocational subjects.

The 3 fundamental subjects are:

  • Language – which must be the language of teaching and learning
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

The vocational subjects are:

  • Governance
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Policing Practice
  • Criminology

These subjects are offered at each at each of the different NQF level of study in the National Certificate Safety in Society

Career Outlook

The holder of the National Certificate Safety in Society will be able to have access to careers in any of these sectors below:

  • South African Police Services and Metro Policing
  • Security and Surveillance
  • Private Security
  • Community Policing
  • National Intelligence
  • Legal Assistance
  • Work in Community Structures
  • SA Defense Force
  • Immigration and Customs
  • Work in a Civil Rights environment
  • Criminal Justice environment



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