Higher Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Certificate | Distance

SAQA ID
NQF
Credits
91797
5
120

This programme is designed to allow students to be employed by Lawyers, Law and Auditing Firms, Banks and other Financial Organisations, as well as in the private sector as Legal assistants or paralegals. Many opportunities also exist in the private (government) sector.

Successful students will become qualified and competent assistants able to ensure that the primary legal services are more accessible and affordable to the public. Upon completion the learner will be able to:

  • Conduct legal research on the behalf of a legal or paralegal practitioner
  • Communicate with internal and external clients in a legal or paralegal workplace
  • Guide and refer clients in a paralegal context
  • Assist in solving problems in a paralegal context
  • Provide administration and organizational support in an office environment
  • Display ethical values and professional conduct when dealing with internal and external clients.

The programme duration is 2
 year minimum.

Learners could pursue a career as a:

  • Paralegal Secretary
  • Legal Advisor to an Estate Agent
  • Legal Advisor to a Manufacturer

Upon successful completion of your programme, you will receive a certificate depicting: – Higher Certificate in Paralegal Studies and an academic transcript. These documents will be issued at the annual graduation ceremony,couriered to the nearest branch or posted to you, provided that your account is in order.It is the learners responsibility to ensure they meet all the programme requirements before a qualification can beissued.

The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate OR equivalent.

  • For full details on admission requirements contact college

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