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Forensics and Policing Courses

Do rare skills and a secure career sound interesting to you? Then have a look at our Forensics and Policing Courses. Find how you can benefit from them.

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Forensic Investigation Courses

Take the leap into the forensics field with our Forensic Investigation Courses. Gain the skills and understanding you need to bring lawbreakers to justice.

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Forensic Science Courses

In our Forensic Science Courses you will learn how to use the power of science to solve criminal cases. Gain access to the most rewarding career in science.

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Forensics and Policing Courses set you up with skills that you will have for a lifetime. These skills will help you build a sustainable career in each of these fields. So if you have a passion for problem solving, investigation and maintaining law and order, give these courses a try. 

Benefits of Studying Forensics and Policing 

Ready to unlock the benefits of studying Forensic and Policing Courses?  You will be exposed to  mental and physical skills, academic enhancements and a stable career. Unlock your benefits and the impact they have on you. 

Skills for Life 

Forensic and policing courses give you skills that you can have for life. You’ll be exposed to management skills, leadership and good written and verbal communication skills. Great thing is, theses it’s all transferable skills. 

Make a Difference 

The cases you will handle in your career can be extremely sensitive. By solving them you bring happiness and peace to your community and country.This allows you to make a difference in someone’s life.

Opportunity to Further Your Education 

You never stop learning. That’s why even once you have completed your course and started your career, you will be able to continue learning. This means you can do short courses to bush up on your knowledge and learn new skills. 

Expert Training 

You will need to gain expert training and experience. Luckily, you’ll have access to trained professionals at your local police station. You can even have an officer mentor you while on your journey. 

A young lab technician analysing some data she collected she is able to do with the skills gained from our Forensics and Policing Courses

What Will I Learn in this Course?

There are many things you will learn from these courses. Our Forensics and Policing Courses aim to make you a well versed professional in your field. Each course teaches you the topics below. 

Management: By learning about management, you will be able to manage any assignment given. You’ll also be able to manage all your work duties and responsibilities. These departments can include the forensics team, investigation team and even the administrations team. 

Leadership: In order to be a good manager you will need to know and understand leadership. That’s why your course will take you through the different concepts of leadership. Once completed, you will understand how to approach your teammates and how to analyze their strengths and weaknesses. 

Plan, Develop and Implementing: Forensics and Policing requires you to come up with plans and strategies on how to solve crimes and mysteries. So coming up with a plan and knowing how to put it into action will be a key element of your course. 

Forensics and Policing Courses in South Africa 

There are a variety of institutions in South Africa, giving you more than enough courses to choose from. You would simply start by finding the perfect institution where you can study. This can be done with a few tips.

  • Research institutions that offer forensics and policing courses.
  • Ensure that your institution of choice is accredited.
  • Find out what benefits are available to you once you become a student.
  • Look at the duration of the forensics and policing courses offered at the institution.

Distance Learning 

Distance learning is a different method of learning. It is done by studying from the comfort of your home, so you don’t attend traditional on campus classes. You can experience this method of learning with us here at Skills Academy.  

Skills Needed to Study Forensics and Policing Course

To join this course you will need specific skills. It will enable you to do your job to the best of your abilities. Don’t worry about not having these skills. Your course will go through them and teach you how to develop them.  

Critical Thinking 

In this industry, critical thinking is a must. This is because you will be handling very delicate cases and matters. Critical thinking will enable you to analyse plans and strategies. 

Written and Verbal Communication 

When writing up reports, good written communication is needed so that your work is easily understood. Good written and verbal communication skills are needed to communicate effectively with your team and the people you help. 

Time Management 

So cases are time sensitive and require you to meet deadlines. So having good time management is an essential skill that you should have. Good time management will also show your reliability and credibility which can be a great advantage in any professional environment. 

Organisational Skills 

You can’t be unorganised when other people depend on you.  You will need to prioritise your cases and keep all your reports and files organised. The matters you will be dealing with will be extremely sensitive. This is where your organisational skills will come into play.

A pair of handcuffs and a key on a sheet of fingerprints, learn how to use these tools with our Forensics and Policing Courses

Forensics and Policing Courses Without Matric 

We know how important it is to get your career started as soon as possible. So not having a matric certificate shouldn’t stop you from gaining the knowledge and skills needed. That’s why we offer Forensic and Policing Courses you can start without having matric. These courses are skill focused and aim to give you the basic tools needed to understand the career you have chosen. 

Forensic Science Courses without matric:

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Types of Forensic and Policing Courses 

There are two main kinds  of courses that you can study with us. Both are set up with its own set of individual courses. These courses all have a duration period of 18 months. However, when studying one of our courses you are given the opportunity to study at your own pace. Meaning you can study as fast or as slow as you need to. 

What can I do With a Forensics and Policing Qualification? 

Once you have completed your courses and received your qualifications, there will be a number of things you can do. You could get an internship, become a volunteer or study some more. Each of these will be the next step in your career and can easily be done. 

Uncover the Truth With our Forensic and Policing Courses 

Getting started doesn’t have to be difficult. Simply contact one of our expert course advisors and have them answer any questions you might have. 

  • Complete our online contact form 
  • Call us for free at 0800 39 0027

Last Updated: August 21, 2020

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