The South African Police Service SAPS Learnerships for South Africans 2020/2021

The South African Police Service SAPS Learnerships for South Africans

SAPS Learnership and BPDLP

The South African Police Service SAPS learnership (South African Police Service learnership) is made every year available within each Province of South Africa. For candidates who want to apply, you have to apply in their own province. Most of this SAPS learnership (South African Police Service learnership) will be available for 18 months and include a monthly stipend. The Metro Police has a couple of offices which are featured precincts in every national region within South Africa. SAPS also offers Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP). BPDLP will be available for 24 months. For further information, click here.

SAPS Learnership Available

This sector provides a couple of different companies which offer a couple of fields. The fields may include the following: The Canine Unit, Road Policing, and Crime prevention, Freeway Patrol, The Equestrian Unit and By-Law Policing.

Requirements of SAPS Learnership 

The candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 35. The candidates of SAPS learnership must have detailed curriculum vitae which are completed with contactable references, contact details and also a couple of information that they feel will be important to their application. You also have to include certified copies of all relevant certificates; identity and proof of address which no older than three months. Candidates must be South African residents and citizens. Candidates also have to complete a couple of these requirements:

  • You must have Grade 12 or Matric Certificate
  • You have to be mentally and physically fit
  • You have to be able to communicate in English both written and verbal
  • You must hold NO criminal record
  • You have to be able to operate computer
  • You must hold a valid Code B Driver’s license
  • You have to be able to work as a team or individually
  • You must have great liaison skills
  • You must possess leadership skill

The candidates have to be prepared to take the Oath as decided by the Municipality of concern once the learnership has been completed.

Basic Police Development Learning Programme

Police recruits undergo a Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP) when they enlist in the South African Police Service.
Upon recruitment, a Memorandum of Agreement is entered into between the South African Police Service and the police recruit for a contract period of 24 months. During this period, the recruit will be a police trainee and will undergo the Basic Police Development Learning Programme.
The purpose of the Basic Police Development Learning Programme is to enable newly-appointed police officials to –

  • use a series of legal and policing skills to protect and serve members of communities in accordance with the Constitution of South Africa
  • provide a more effective service that will improve community satisfaction and position them to fulfil their mission of creating a safe and secure environment for all who live in South Africa.

The course is presented at the accredited SAPS academies earmarked to present the Basic Police Development Learning Programme.  The SAPS have the following academies:

SAPS ACADEMY ALL SAINTSEASTERN CAPE
SAPS ACADEMY BHISHOEASTERN CAPE
SAPS ACADEMY GRAAFF – REINETEASTERN CAPE
SAPS ACADEMY MTHATHAEASTERN CAPE
SAPS ACADEMY CHATSWORTHKWAZULU-NATAL
SAPS ACADEMY ULUNDIKWAZULU-NATAL
SAPS ACADEMY TSHWANEGAUTENG
SAPS ACADEMY BISHOP LAVISWESTERN CAPE
SAPS ACADEMY OUDTSHOORNWESTERN CAPE
SAPS ACADEMY PHILIPPIWESTERN CAPE

STRUCTURE OF THE BPDLP
The duration of the Learning Programme will be 24 months, of which 12 months will be at the Academy and 12 months in the workplace.  It will consist of two phases at the academy and one phase in the workplace.

  • Phase One:  Academy (10 months)
    • Foundational phase – will mainly focus on acquiring necessary knowledge and skills.
    • Practical application of knowledge and skills
  • Phase Two:  Workplace experience (12 months)
    • Workplace exposure at a station
  • Phase Three:  Academy (2 months)
    • Integrated assessments

When police trainees complete the training and are found competent, they are permanently enlisted in the South African Police Service as constables.

Payment and benefits during the first 24 months
A police trainee will receive the following payment and benefits during the first 24 months:

Phase 1: 10 months at the SAPS Academy
R3 175,00 per month
Free meals and accommodation
Polmed medical aid – lower plan membership, no pension fund

Phase 2 and 3: 12 months in the workplace at a station and two months integrated assessment at the Academy
R 7 275,00 per month
Own meals and accommodation
Polmed medical aid – lower or higher plan membership, pension fund and all other benefits (Leave, allowances, etc)

Permanent appointment after 24 months:
R 10 307,00 per month
All benefits applicable to SAPS Act members