National Certificate (Vocational) Safety in Society

About this programme:

The National Certificate (Vocational) is a three year qualification made up of three certificates obtained on NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4.

All National Certificate (Vocational) programmes consist of a fundamentals learning component and a vocational component and comprise 130 credits on each level.

Various career options exist for a holder of this qualification, such as to join the SAPS, the metro police, the traffic police, the military police, the SANDF, private security services and the National Intelligence Agency.

Other job opportunities also include careers in legal assistance, immigration and customs, correctional services, the criminal justice environment and matters related to the advocacy of the SA Constitution.

How is the programme structured?
The National Certificate (Vocational) is a three year qualification made up of three certificates obtained in NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4.

Admission requirements:
Grade 9 Certificate or NQF Level 1 equivalent.

Upon completion, you will receive a National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 which is equivalent to a National Senior Certificate (Matric).

The NC(V) is a three-year, full-time qualification with a certificate at NQF Level 4.

What will I learn?
The vocational subjects for the National Certificate (Vocational) Safety in society are:

  • Introduction to Governance (Level 2)
  • Introduction to Law (Level 2)
  • Criminal Justice (Level 2)
  • Governance (Levels 3,4)
  • Criminal Law (Level 3)
  • Criminal Justice Structure and Mandate (Level 3)
  • Law Procedure and Evidence (Level 4)
  • Criminal Justice Procedure (Level 4)
  • Introduction to Policing Practices (Level 2)
  • Theory of Policing Practices (Level 3)
  • Applied Policing (Level 4)
  • Subject substitute on application: Criminology (Levels 2,3,4)

Entrance Requirements:
To qualify for this programme you need to:

  • Have passed Grade 9
  • Not be older than 25
  • Be a SA citizen
  • Have no criminal record
  • Be medically fit
  • Passed the psychometric tests

What campus is this course offered?
This programme is offered at Westlake Campus

How do I enrol?

1. 1. The Protection of Personal Information Act came into effect on 1 July 2021. False Bay TVET College consider the protection of your personal information to be of utmost importance and therefore need your consent to store and process your personal information. All applicants are therefore required to complete, sign and upload a personal information consent form. Applicants under the age of 18 will require a signature from a parent or guardian as well.

2. Applicants must visit the website and click on the APPLY NOW button.

3. Applicants are required to complete a 4-step application process during which the applicant must supply some personal information.

• Please note that applicants are required to supply an email address which will be used in communicating with applicants.

• It is important to indicate in your application whether or not you are applying for a bursary as this information will be used by the Bursary Office to contact applicants at a later stage of the application process.

4. The last step requires the applicant to load the following documents.

• Identity Document / Birth Certificate: if under 18 years / Passport number (if a foreign applicant)

• Most recent academic results

• Proof of Address

• Personal Information Consent Form

The applicant will be notified via email and SMS once successfully completing the 4 steps of the application process.


Students with special needs should please contact our Inclusive Education Office at 021 788 8373.

Depending on your choice of programme, you may be referred to the relevant campus head to continue with your registration process.

If applicable, an interview date will be communicated to you.