Project Description

Diploma in Police Management (12EDPM)

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students with focused knowledge and skills in Police Management using general principles and application as well as some specialized and practical knowledge in the field of policing. It intends to build the individual capacities of members of the Namibia Police Force thereby strengthening the operational and institutional capacity of the force as a whole. This is in line with the strategic objective of the University to “cultivate standards of excellence in teaching, research, and all the prescribed functions of UNAM, through encouraging constructive criticism, constant self-improvement, self-evaluation, and peer assessment”.

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Due to limited space, meeting the minimum requirements for the programme does not guarantee admission. The NBS reserves the right to interview candidates before final admission.

  • A Grade 12 certificate, with a minimum of 22 points in five subjects including English with at least a D symbol as per UNAM General Regulations, with a minimum of one (1) year experience in the Police Force or related service.
  • A professional police training completed – assessed at a minimum of Level 3 by the NQA.

Admission could also be considered for persons who qualify through the Mature Age Entry Scheme upon successful completion of the relevant examinations as set out in the General Information and Regulation Prospectus. A special application is available for this purpose.

This qualification;

  • serves as an entry point to any other relevant level 6 qualification of the University of Namibia or any other recognised institution upon the discretion of the relevant department

may provide credits for any other relevant levels 4 and 5 qualifications of the University of Namibia or any other recognised institution upon the discretion of the relevant department.

Blended learning conducted through e-learning augmented by face-to-face lessons on a Bock-Release Basis.

The minimum duration of this programme is one (2) years and the maximum duration is three (3) years.

The examination mark and the continuous assessment mark constitute 50% and 50% of the final mark respectively.

  1. In order to pass a module, a student must obtain a final mark of at least 50% (subject to the sub-minimum rule)

In order to advance to the following academic level of study i.e. second (2) year, a student must pass at least 50% of the courses for the curriculum for first (1) year which amounts to 76 credits. A student who passes only one third (1/3) (i.e. 50 credits) of the full curriculum of a specific year, may not register for any course in the following higher level, but may be readmitted to repeat. Furthermore, pre-requisites for courses have to be passed before a student can proceed to register for courses that require pre-requisites.

Graduation for the diploma requires the successful completion of all prescribed modules, i.e. 288 credits of which 136 credits must be at Level 5. As an executive programme, students are required to complete a related work base project in the final year of study.

NQF Level: 5

Year 1 – First Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
Introduction to Policing in NamibiaCBPN241916
Introduction to Human RightsCBHR241916
Organizational BehaviourCBOB24298
English for General CommunicationULEG241032
Contemporary Social IssuesUCSI35208
Total credits74

Year 1 – Second Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
Sociology of LawCBSL241916
Criminology & Crime PreventionCBCG241916
Introduction to Research MethodologiesCBRM241916
Case Management SystemsCBCM24298
Introduction to Public AdministrationCBPA241916
Total credits72

Year 2 – First Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
Project Planning & ManagementCBPP25298
Intelligence-led PolicingCBIP251916
Legal Framework of Policing in NamibiaCBLF24298
Computer LiteracyUCLC35098
Strategic ManagementCBSM251916
Disaster ManagementCBDM251916
Total credits72

Year 2 – Second Semester

ModuleModule codeCredits
Resources ManagementCBPP25298
Policy Formulation & ImplementationCBIP251916
Strategic PolicingCBLF24298
Work Base ProjectUCLC35098
Total credits72
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