UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN (UCT)

Paralegal Practitioner online short course

Course starts 18 January 2018

Course information

Registration Closes:
12 January 2018
Course Starts:
18 January 2018
Length:
16 weeks online
Effort:
7 hours per week
Price:
ZAR R16,900Options Available
University:
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
12 January 2018
Course Starts:
18 January 2018
Length:
16 weeks online
Effort:
7 hours per week
Price:
University:
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Language:
English

Introduction

Gain a broad knowledge of South African legislation and refine the skills necessary to elevate your capabilities as a paralegal, backed by a UCT paralegal certificate.

This paralegal course gives you a foundational understanding of the South African legal system, on which to build your paralegal knowledge and expertise. You’ll also develop the technical skills, administrative competencies, and paralegal training needed to excel in a fast-growing profession on this paralegal course.

Whether you’re a working, studying or aspiring paralegal, or looking for a stepping stone into law school, this online paralegal course offers you the competitive edge.

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What will set you apart

Achieve new heights with an online paralegal course designed for working professionals:

  • Develop a practical understanding of legislation and legal processes, and boost your paralegal training entirely online
  • Communicate effectively using legal language, draft contracts and affidavits; and be taken through the step-by-step approach to legal research on this paralegal course
  • Learn and refine the specialist technical skills necessary to succeed as a paralegal practitioner

Course curriculum

This UCT paralegal course offers training for paralegals that covers everything from the history of South African law to oral advocacy skills.

  • Orientation module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to South African law
  • Course Module 2: Sources of South African law
  • Course Module 3: Classification of South African law
  • Course Module 4: Introduction to the legal and paralegal profession
  • Course Module 5: Private law and civil law procedures
  • Course Module 6: Criminal law and the law of criminal procedure
  • Course Module 7: Business law
  • Course Module 8: Law of evidence
  • Course Module 9: Courts and alternative dispute resolution
  • Course Module 10: The Constitution and the impact of HIV/ AIDS on the law
  • Course Module 11: Human rights
  • Course Module 12: Legal comparison and perspectives on the law
  • Course Module 13: Legal language and reading
  • Course Module 14: Legal writing skills
  • Course Module 15: Legal argument, logic, interview and oral advocacy skills
  • Course Module 16: Legal research skills

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

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When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 18 January 2018.

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