Details of South African Police Service SAPS Learnership

The South African Police Service SAPS 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,
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.

SAPS Learnerships Application

SAPS Learnership online applications processes is not available. Applications must be collected from the SAPS Department Offices within their Region or Province. Any faxed or electronically submitted application forms will be dismissed. Incomplete forms, or forms missing a signature, or documentation will be dismissed.

Candidates are asked to deliver the completed application with required certified documentation to the offices where they collected the forms from. For more information on their opportunities visit the SAPS Website.

Here are some of the offices where forms may be acquired:


2161 Lucas Mangope Drive

Block U

012 358 9242


113 Lovers Lane

Mandela Village

012 358 9887


1 Madiba Street

012 358 5917


Unit 14b

C/O Daan de Wet Nel & Willem Cruywagen Street

Station Square Centre

012 358 9450

Mamelodi West

71 Boundary Avenue

Sun Valley

012 358 5230 / 012 358 5216


Info Forum Building

013 932 6285


100 Napier Road


012 358 3116

Pretoria West

C/O Morkel & Transoranje Street

012 358 1905


119 Brat Avenue

Sinovich Centre

012 543 1715


C/O Oakley & Montrosse Street

012 734 6057


195 Main Road

011 758 9100

Western Cape

101 Hertzog Boulevard

021 427 5000

Northern Cape

C/O Honeysuckle & Jakkalsvlei


021 695 3061

South African Police Services Learnerships Closing Dates

These learnerships do not have closing dates and the opening dates will vary, depending on the different departments of the Police. No late entries will be accepted, so, candidates are urged to find out about the closing dates from their local Police and Metro Police offices.