UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN (UCT)

Paralegal Practitioner online short course

Course starts 2 November 2017

Course information

Registration Closes:
27 October 2017
Course Starts:
2 November 2017
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:
27 October 2017
Course Starts:
2 November 2017
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 be the best paralegal you can be.

This online paralegal course gives you a foundation understanding of the SA legal system, on which to build your paralegal knowledge and expertise. You also develop the technical skills and administrative competencies needed to excel in a fast-growing profession.

Whether you’re a working, studying or aspiring paralegal, or are looking for a stepping stone into law school, this paralegal studies online short course from UCT is the competitive edge you need.

 

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What will set you apart

Achieve new heights with a plethora of skills from a paralegal course designed for working professionals:

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

Course curriculum

This UCT paralegal studies online short course 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.

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Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 2 November 2017.

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