General Investigations Policing Certificate

The General Investigations Policing Certificate is a broader field of study. This course will equip you with all the basic skills you would need as an investigator.

Course Summary

Award type:
Comprehensive Certificate
Accredited by:
Not Applicable
Duration:
18 months
Entrance Requirement:
Matric or Equivalent

Subjects

This subject is designed for students who are either at an early stage in their careers or students who have not yet started working. The aim of the course is to give you a good general knowledge and understanding of the use of English in business situations.

Incident Scene module will teach you how to conduct an initial investigation and enable them to interview suspects, witnesses, and complainants found at the incident or crime scene. It will also teach you how to take down statements and keep records of information obtained.

Unit standard based – can be upgraded

Identification is probable the most important method in forensic investigation. An investigator must have the ability, when listening to the victim to identify the crime and when visiting the scene to identify clues and physical evidence which could be used to solve the crime under investigation. 

In this subject you will learn about the country’s criminal law and its processes.  

Learn about the investigative process; the steps moving from evidence gathering tasks, to information analysis, to theory development and validation, to forming reasonable ground to believe, and finally to the arrest and charge of a suspect.

Bridging subject, compulsory for distance learning students (Not credit bearing)

Introduces the concept of forensic science and explains how it is used in the investigation of crime.

 

Bridging subject, compulsory for distance learning students (Not credit bearing)

Introductory Mathematics and Statistics aims to provide you with necessary mathematical and statistical skills 

Bridging subject, compulsory for distance learning students (Not credit bearing)